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How Does Venereal Disease Spread

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The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

What is the 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...
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incurable venereal disease?

Hi, Dr.Kull. I have 2 questions today. I had looked at a leaflet telling that there are known 25 sorts of venereal disease in this world now and 4 of them are incurable. However it doesn't say what they are. Could you possibly tell me what...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I've never counted, and it would take too much time for me to describe all STIs here, so why don't you peruse some information we have here at The Body to learn more about <a... Read more »

Does gay men facesitting transmit venereal disease (FACESITTING)

Dear doc, Last night I let a man prostitute sit on my face and smother me with his bare ass. Is it safe? Does it transmit venereal disease...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Believe it or not, even questions about "facesitting" have indeed been addressed previously in this forum. (See below.) Readers, remember to check the archives!Dr. BobWill gay facesitting transmit aidsJul 1, 2007 Hello,dear doctor.... Read more »

Veneral infection by kissing

Hi, thenks in advanced. Im very worried because I have a pregnant wife. I went 2 days ago to a bachelors party with stripers (prostitutes). I did not have sex with them, but in one of the games one of the dancers gave me a french kiss for about 20...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I very strongly doubt that you could have contracted any venereal disease this way.Dr. McGovern... Read more »

disease from sucking own penis ?

Hi, could you get any disease, STD, HIV or other diseases from sucking your own penis; i am a virgin, never had any sex, only lots of masturbation and more recently auto-fellatio; before and after i do it i always wash thoroughly with soap.Other...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Another personal afraid of contracting an STD, including HIV, from himself???? YIKES! You're like the fifth one this week. Can anyone really doubt we need to return to science-based sex education in our schools? Listen up King Kong... Read more »
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Let's Stop Spreading the Disease

Posted by Anonymous
I've read in a few post where people said that if a person doesn't ask about your status there is no need to tell them. On top of that, if they don't ask for a condom don't worry about. Some men even lie about their status for a quick roll in the... Read more »

Venereal Warts & low cd4

Posted by butchcat, 1 Reply
I was first diagnosed w/ condyloma (Venereal warts) in the late 80's and had laser surgery to remove the stubborn critters. No re-occurances for a LONG time. I've noticed within the last 6 or 8 months they have definately come back! My cd4 dropped... Read more »

how easy does it spread

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with a girl about 4 years ago, and the sex lasted only 2 minutes(i know I am sad, I was drunk). Lets say if she is affected with HIV, what is the % I will get the HIV from her.

THanks for the help.


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Spitting Spreads HIV, believes 1 out of 10

Posted by bartleby, 2 Replies
according to BBC News, a recent report finds that 1 out of 10 people in the UK still think HIV can be transmitted through spitting or kissing. even more alarming is that 1 out of 5 don't know it can be spread between a man and woman. Read more »