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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea

...gonorrhea rates, however, the national gonorrhea rate increased for the second consecutive year. In 2006, the rate of reported gonorrheal infections was 120.9 per 100,000 persons. How do people get gonorrhea? Gonorrhea is spread through contact with the penis, vagina, mouth, or anus. Ejaculation does not have to occur for gonorrhea to be transmitted or acquired. Gonorrhea can also be spread from mother to baby during delivery. People...
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What's Chlamydia?

Mr. Sowadsky:What's Chlamydia and how do you get it?, do you experience ARS? what test do you have to take to diagnose it? Any particular symptoms?THANKS!
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. Chlamydia is a very common STD (much more common than HIV/AIDS). It is a bacterial infection that is primarily spread through vaginal intercourse. Read more »

Does Kissing and touching spread STD?

Hi Doctor, I went to several sex workers during the past two months and I just touch them, kissed them on the mouth and head area and neck, and just suck their breasts.( but do not notice any blood or sores) My quetion is, may I...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...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, Chlamydia, HIV, Urinary Tract Infections/ Nongonnococcal Urethritis, Hepatitis B (HBV),... Read more »

More questions about Ureaplasma/Mycoplasma

All of the discussion I have found to date stops after the mention of these 2 causes of urethritis. What complications can result if urethritis caused by Ureaplasma / Mycoplasma is not treated? What type medications are used........are they broad...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...both bacterial infections that can occasionally cause Nonspecific Urethritis (NSU). However, the most common cause of NSU is chlamydia.If ureaplasma and mycoplasma are left untreated, the complications (if any) are very similar to those of... 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? STDs can...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...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, Chlamydia, HIV, Urinary Tract Infections/ Nongonnococcal Urethritis, Hepatitis B (HBV),... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rare Strain of Chlamydia Might Be Spreading in U.S. Among MSM, Increasing HIV Risk, Specialists Say

... A strain of chlamydia "rarely seen outside" Africa and Southeast Asia appears to be spreading among men who have sex with men in the U.S., increasing Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chlamydia Epidemic Could Have Implications for HIV Spread in Pacific Islands, Study Says

... The high prevalence of chlamydia on many Pacific islands could facilitate the spread of HIV in the region, according to a study released Wednesday, the Associated Press reports. Sexually transmitted infections, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chlamydia

... What Is Chlamydia? How Common Is Chlamydia? How Do People Get Chlamydia? What Are the Symptoms of Chlamydia? What Complications Can Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

What Do the Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Look Like?

...take any medicine. This sore is called a chancre. It usually appears on the penis, vagina, or rectum. Syphilis is most easily spread when someone has a chancre. There is usually only one chancre, but sometimes there are more. The chancre is... Read more »
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LGV Chlamydia

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply
...I thought this news item in todays INQUIRER was of some interest to us gay men. Its about a "bad strain of chlamydia not usually seen in this country". It "appears to be spreading among gay and bisexual men possibly increasing their chances of Read more »

using finger

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
if I use my finger to touch the girl's private area and masturbate for her, will I get any sexual diseases, especially aids. Also, if the girl uses her hand to touch my penis and masturbate for me, will I catch sexual diseases. Please help! Read more »

Testes Pain

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is testicular pain a symtom of a recent hiv infection? it feels like one is twisted or something and it's been going on for a few days. my inner and outer thigh have also been hurting on the same side, I read that the thigh problem may be caused... Read more »

Could I have HIV Without Antibodies?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...months after exposure noticed a rash w/bumps behind the ears, and has developed into a chronic 1yr old mild itchy rash that has spread in a 4 inch wide ring around the front neck most notable after a hot shower. Most recently I have developed... Read more »