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How Do Stds Spread

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thailand: STDs Are Spreading Fast Among School Girls

A survey of 13,429 students in 24 Thai provinces showed that more than 50 percent of the group did not use condoms during sex, which could put them at risk of infectious diseases. Somyot Kittimunkong, head of the AIDS Cluster Division, said most... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Stemming the Spread of STDs -- Sexual Health Clinic Expanded to Handle the Rising Number of Cases of Infection

Ottawa's sexual health clinic in the ByWard Market was overwhelmed by the city's dramatically rising STD rates. Last year, the clinic saw 200 more people every month than in 2006, and it still had to turn away about 45 others each month. The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Recession Affects Spread of STDs in Ohio: Increases in Poverty, Divorce Could Lead to Higher Rates, Officials Say

The continuing poor economy could partly be driving higher STD rates locally, say officials. "The more poverty increases, the more divorce rates increase, the more bad things happen on a social level -- that certainly would contribute to the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

STDs in the blood.

I know that diseases like HIV or Hepatitis B can be spread by an infected person's blood getting into an uninfected person's bloodstream. Possible ways this could happen would be a needlestick accident or an infected person bleeding into...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. The following STDs can be found in blood. Those with an asterisk (*) after them are screened in the US blood supply.HIV*Hepatitis A (very low risk of transmission through blood, but technically possible. This virus is... Read more »

Say No To Propaganda (And STDs too)

Doc,Enough with the political propaganda already! Have you no shame using a forum designed to help people prevent the spread of STDs to impose your political beliefs on everyone? It's despicable, really. You even resort to calling the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Political propaganda??? Have I no shame???? Science isn't objective??? The questions I answer have nothing to do with HIV prevention??? Hmmm . . . let me guess. I'll bet you're from one of those red states in the center of the... Read more »

Ways to get STDS

Is it possible to receive any kind of STD or infection by "dry humping" ? A friend told me there was. Is it true that an STD or infection can be passed through clothes? If neither partners have STDs, there should be no risk at all, right?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
A basic model for STI transmission describes transmission in two different ways: either through contact with FLUID (like semen or vaginal secretions) or direct skin-to-skin CONTACT. Here's the breakdown: STIs spread by FLUIDS: Gonorrhea,... Read more »


HelloI am curious as to which sexual diseases can be transmitted through insertive oral sex. I understand that HIV is low risk but what diseases could be spread by someones saliva and what would be their symptoms?.Thank-you PAT...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Pat, Thank you for your post.In terms of receiving oral sex, the risk is very low for HIV and most otherSexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's). Probably the biggest risk would befor herpes. When a person has a "cold sore" on their... Read more »
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Does aid couse bumps on your body? Or stds

Posted by Butterfly29, 1 Reply
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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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STDs in Insertive Oral Sex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

I had an unprotected Insertive Oral Sex for a while. I want to know what STDs can transmit in this way.

I have been told that SALIVA does not transmit HIV. But can it transmit other STD...What are they and how dangerous they can be.

I have sore... Read more »

stds are more likely than hiv? correct me plz

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
my dr told me this, yet i didn't believe him you have a 80-100% chance of getting an std. from a female as opposed to hiv. wow that kinda makes a person feel better. as i haven't had an std. in the archives i found that, men that have sex only... Read more »