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How Do I Know If I Have Stds

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

...link between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the development...
Ask the Experts

Sexually Transmitted diseases caught by oral contact

I am thinking about having sex with a new partner. I am very aware of having safe sex and will use a condom. What I am not sure about is oral contact. For example I know that if a person has a cold sore and you have oral sex there is a change of...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Please see Rick's response to "Oral Sex STDs" (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/Hepatitis/Q9311.qna) and my response to "Oral STD risk" (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/Hepatitis/Q21056.qna) Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. If a person has one Sexually TransmittedDisease (STD), they may have been exposed to others as well. That's why weoften recommend that if a person has been diagnosed with one STD, Read more »

Withdrawal method, STDs, and Pregnancy

Can a guy "pullout" before he ejaculates so it prevents you from getting STD's aids are getting pregnant?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...you are talking about is known as the "withdrawal method". The withdrawal method will not provide adequate protection against Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) including HIV, and you would still be at significant risk of infection! In... Read more »

Can using birth control protect you from HIV and other STDs?

AVOIDING SEXUAL DISEASES.......CAN I RECEIVE SICKNESS BY USING CONTRACEPTIVES
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...understand you correctly, you would like to know if using contraceptives (birth control) will protect you from HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The following are forms of birth control that will also protect you against HIV... Read more »
Articles
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

How Do You Talk To Your Partners About HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)?

...There is no easy answer concerning how to talk to a partner about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Although many people find it easy tohave sex, they find it extremely difficult to talk about it. So how does onebegin? The Read more »
U.S. Public Health Service's Office on Women's Health

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) -- Overview

... What Is a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)? How Many People Have STDs? How Do You Get an STD? What Are the Symptoms of STDs? How Do You Get Tested for STDs? Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cook County, Ill., Ranks High in Sexually Transmitted Disease: STD Treatment Costs U.S. Health Care System $16.4 Billion a Year

...than half the people who should be screened receive the recommended STD tests, CDC said. If left undiagnosed and untreated, STDs raise the risk of HIV infection. The report found large racial disparities in STD rates, reflecting a range of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Diagnoses and Mental Health Disparities Among Women Who Have Sex With Women Screened at an Urban Community Health Center, Boston, Mass., 2007

...have sex with men only (WSM)," the authors wrote. However, there is limited research on these indicators in conjunction with STDs and WSW sexual health. From July to December 2007, a retrospective chart review was performed on all female... Read more »
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after exposure???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...hi. i was wondering. it takes 12 weeks to test for HIV but what about other STD's? How long after exposure will it take for common std's to show up on a screening. thank you for your help. i guess i'm just Read more »

Sexually transmitted diseases. TB. Hepatitis.

Posted by dsaklad, 1 Reply
...When getting tested it's a good idea to get tested for   a. sexually transmitted diseases,       ... Read more »

By Deb Levine. other sexually transmitted diseases

Posted by don
...By Deb Levine. ...other sexually transmitted diseases http://thriveonline.oxygen.com/sex/experts/delilah/delilah.08-10-01.html?source=sexnewsdaily _____________________________ Read more »

Check for other sexually transmitted diseases too

Posted by Anonymous
...when you go and get tested for AIDS HIV : Ask the doctor or clinician to check for throat, for urethral, for anal and for blood STDs. Read more »