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Lesbians, HSV, and herpes

I am a lesbian... i have been in a relationship with a bisexual female.. recently she cheated with a man... and has discovered he has and has given her genital herpes.. she is now on medication.. but my question is,, can we still have sex since at...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. Herpes is caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). Herpes causes painful blistery lesions at the site of the infection. The lesions can be found on the genitals, the rectum, or the mouth (herpes on the mouth is also... Read more »

Lesbians, HPV, and genital warts

Hi Rick,My partner has HPV and seems to be having a re-occurance of warts (for which she is being... Read more »

protected sex with escort - worried about hiv/aids/stds

Dear doctor,I had protected sex (oral and vaginal)with an escort a month ago and have been worried... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many Young People "Too Embarrassed" to Buy Condoms to Protect Against STDs, Study Says

Many young people are hesitant to buy condoms to protect against sexually transmitted diseases because they say they are "too embarrassed" by the experience, according to a study published in the Social Science Journal , the New York Times ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bush Administration Considers Requiring Condom Warning Labels Saying They Do Not Protect Against All STDs

The Bush administration is considering requiring condom manufacturers to include on condom packages warning labels saying that condoms do not protect against all sexually transmitted diseases, including human papillomavirus, the AP/Fort Lauderdale ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Foundations File Complaints Against California Adult Film Production Companies for Not Protecting Workers From HIV, Other STDs

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and the Pink CrossFoundation this weekfiled official complaints with the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal-OSHA)alleging adult film production companies "have violated workplace safety... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condoms Treated With Silver Nanoparticles Could "Completely Inactivate" HIV, Other STDs: Researchers

Condoms have a 15 percent failure rate. Also, they do not completely protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). However, when researchers at the University of Manitoba soaked condoms in a solution of microscopic silver nanoparticles, the... Read more »
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lesbian

Posted by Anonymous
i've managed to make it downstairs to the computer lab in my
dormitory. i have known about my sexuality for four years. i have
had many partners; partners whom i have loved and honored. but,
when does it hit an uninformed and misguided lesbian that... Read more »

Possible exposure to HIV/STDS?

Posted by James3, 1 Reply
Possible HIV/STD exposure
Hello everyone, I was in a situation recently that has given me some concern about possible HIV/STD exposure.

I am a male, always been with women but decided I wanted to try something with another guy. I met him online, and... Read more »

Am I infetcted.. not hiv.. but other STDs though..

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
First of all, I know this is an HIV site, but the description for this forum included worries about STDs.


I had gotten tested for HIV 12 weeks after, I am negative (which is great because I was really stressing).

So, about 3 weeks ago, I started... Read more »

Suffering unknowingly from untreated STDs

Posted by Anonymous
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Subject: Symptomless STDs Go Untreated
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Symptomless STDs Go Untreated

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