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How Do Men Get Tested For Stds

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Sexual Risk Behaviors and STDs During Young Men's Transition to Adulthood

The authors of the current study set out to investigate "the extent to which racial and ethnic differences in STDs among youth are related to differences in socioeconomic characteristics and risky sexual behaviors." Using data from three waves of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington: AIDS, Other STDs Rising Among Local Gay Men

The number of HIV and STD diagnoses among Seattle men who have sex with men (MSM) has increased through most of this decade, despite ongoing outreach and awareness programs, officials say. An anticipated 70 percent cut in state HIV/AIDS funding has... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Testing: Men Who Have Sex With Men Should Undergo Frequent HIV Testing

In the current study, Randall A. Roark and colleagues at the University of California-San Francisco reported, "HIV counseling and testing has been a cornerstone of AIDS prevention strategies, with men who have sex with men [MSM] being specifically... Read more »
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Tests for other STDs - is it required?

Hi - I am 26 years old Indian male. I had unprotected oral sex and intercourse with a friend (she hasn't been tested) approximately 1.5 years ago.I don't have any symptoms or health issues. I tested for HIV (test conducted using blood...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereCertainly unprotected sex can put you at risk for both HIV and other STDs. Gonorrhea and chlamydia can be asymptomatic in men and I would encourage testing for those. The symptoms of syphilis can be mistaken for an array of other... Read more »

STDs and testing

Excluding HIV, what is the window-period for other STDs?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. This is actually a very complicated question. This is because STDs are actually an entire group of diseases. Therefore, you are dealing with many different answers. The following is a VERY GENERAL review of when... Read more »

STDs related to receiving fellatio

Hi and Happy Holidays to everyone at "The Body". You are doing a fantastic job at both informing people on how to reduce their risk and stress when it comes to sex, an important part of life. My question is concerning one single episode of...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Screening for STIs every time a person has a sexual encounter is definitely not recommended. This is especially true when an encounter is low-risk. If you begin to experience symptoms that might be indicative of an STI, see a doctor.STI screening on... Read more »

oral sex and STDs

In regards to a question that you answered about somone recieving oral sex and then noticing a sore on his penis. Why did you say he is at risk? From what I understand this would still be essentially a saliva to blood contact. That would be like...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
STDs in general can indeed be transmitted through oral sex. The person who sent the original message had noted a sore on his penis afterwards, which could have facilitated transmission. Transmission of HIV through oral sex can happen if the... Read more »
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Suffering unknowingly from untreated STDs

Posted by Anonymous

Subject: Symptomless STDs Go Untreated

CDC Daily Update
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Symptomless STDs Go Untreated

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Testing for AIDS HIV and other STDs

Posted by Anonymous
Getting tested for the standard STD clinic tests works better than just getting one test because the tests are cross indicators. Often people with an STD have more than one infection.

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STDs and affecitng HIV tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been tested at 3,6, and 10 months after my initial encounter of heterosexual unprotected vaginal sex. In all of these tests, I have been found to be negative. My question then is whether or not the prescence of something like chlamydia or... Read more »

Were your tests for STDs, AIDS, TB and hepatitis?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Were your tests for STDs, AIDS, TB and hepatitis?...

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