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How Is Cervical Cancer Contracted?

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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop into more serious conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or cervical cancer. Which GYN Conditions Are Most Problematic? Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV, Genital Herpes) There are many forms of herpes. The most common forms of herpes are herpes simplex virus-1 and herpes simplex...
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contract Multiple sclerosis

Can you contract Multiple sclerosis from having unprotected sexual intercourse?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,No, you cannot contract multiple sclerosis (MS) from having unsafe sex. HIV/AIDS, yes, but MS, no. Dr. Bob Read more »

how do you contract

hepititus b
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis B is mainly contracted through unprotected sex with a partner who has chronic infection or through injection drug use. Read more »


Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Mainly through injection drug use (sharing needles or equipment) or uncommonly through sex (mainly with some degree of abrasions). Read more »

Contracting HIV

Is it possible for HIV to just develope in your body without being exposed to it?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
No. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WHO Approves Cervical Cancer Vaccine Cervarix

...the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for poor countries worldwide. Certain HPV strains are responsible for most cases of cervical cancer. Of the 280,000 cervical cancer deaths globally, more than 80 percent occur in developing countries.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Study Finds Higher Cervical Cancer Rates Among Hispanic Women and Women Over 50

...Hispanic women contract cervical cancer almost twice as often as other women, indicating that not enough of them are having Pap tests, according to a CDC study. The Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Idaho Cervical Cancer Rates Lower Than Average

... Idaho women are 22 percent less likely to contract cervical cancer than women elsewhere in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute. But the state has the nation's second-lowest Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Failure to Update Nonoxynol-9 Labels to Mention Increased Risk of Contracting HIV Puts People At Risk, GAO Report Says

...evidence exists to show that condoms protect against certain STDs, including human papillomavirus, which causes most cases of cervical cancer ( Washington Post , 4/12). NIH in 2001 released a report saying that there is insufficient evidence that... Read more »
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Is it true

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...that women with HIV will always have abnormal papsmears? Also, a high possiblity to contract cervical cancer if they have HPV?? Read more »

Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
I am seriously concerned. Yesterday, I had a guy give me a blow job and then we masterbated each other. The thing that concerns me is that some of his cum ended on my penis when he finished. Although the cum landed in the middle on my penis, it... Read more »

HIV contraction possible in this scenario?

Posted by Melissa_Rowan, 1 Reply
I have a question. I noticed I had some blood looking spots on my sleeve, after I wiped my nose with my shirt , my nose in which was sore and raw from a cold. Theoretically if the blood on my shirt was from an HIV+ person and I did wipe my sore and... Read more »

Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
7 weeks ago I made the stupid mistake of having unprotected sex with this girl, a one-night stand. I was having [vaginal] intercourse with the girl for maybe 10 minutes at most, when I felt like I was about to ejaculate, so I pulled out (I wasn't... Read more »