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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea

...a pregnant woman and her baby? How is gonorrhea diagnosed? What is the treatment for gonorrhea? How can gonorrhea be prevented? Where can I get more information? Sources What is gonorrhea? Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Gonorrhea is caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae , a bacterium that can grow and multiply easily in the warm, moist areas of the reproductive tract, including the cervix (opening to the...
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How does STD transmits?

Thanks alot for this forum. You are really doing a great job in educating us. I believe after reading all the questions and answers, I feel comfortable in how to protect myself against HIV (by using the condoms correctly). However, transmission of...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...sexual. Many of their similarities end there.Condoms, when used correctly during sexual intercourse, are effective against many sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). A condom protects you and your partner from exposure to FLUIDS (like semen,... Read more »

College students and the risk of STD's

Now that I'm in college..there is a lot more sexual pressure than where i'm from. Is there an increasing number of college students who contract STD's? Why is this so? Does the environment influence risky behavior? Should college kids be extra...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) among college students is not uncommon. In fact, when we look at STD statistics, the highest rates of STDs are found in adolescents Read more »

What are the risks from "Grinding"

I've heard of gay men practicing a term called docking, which is grinding two penis's together. With a hetrosexual version of this, is to grind the penis against the vigina without having intercourse. I've recently done this with a high risk...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Realistically speaking, it would be unlikely that you would be infected with HIV from this activity. However, several other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be transmitted through genital or anal grinding, including (but not limited to)... Read more »

Canadian Oral Sex Guidelines

Why do we keep hearing that "oral sex is safe in Canada"? Meaning, presumably, that certain Canadian authorities have not placed it on their list of risky behaviors.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...unprotected vaginal/anal sex. This is a very short-sighted and potentially harmful approach at prevention of HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's). The following will discuss why oral sex can be risky and how one can protect... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...HIV Impacts Specific STDs Do STD Programs Influence HIV Rates? STD-HIV Recommendations Resources Selected Sources Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), formerly known as venereal diseases, are diseases that are spread from... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Chlamydia's Quick Cure

...Anna Lange (not her real name) had no symptoms when she went to a Wake County, N.C., sexually transmitted diseases clinic earlier this year to pick up her birth control pills. But a routine test revealed that the 20-year-old Lange had chlamydia. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cook County, Ill., Ranks High in Sexually Transmitted Disease: STD Treatment Costs U.S. Health Care System $16.4 Billion a Year

... New CDC figures show the United States logs 19 million new STD cases each year. Less than half the people who should be screened receive the recommended STD tests, CDC said. If left undiagnosed Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

How Do You Talk To Your Partners About HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)?

...There is no easy answer concerning how to talk to a partner about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Although many people find it easy tohave sex, they find it extremely difficult to talk about it. So how does onebegin? The Read more »
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sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has... Read more »

afraid...plese answer

Posted by Adioatticus, 2 Replies
...now, i am a virgin and 14... and my girlfriend is the same... i am afraid of getting stds and aids and stuff...we both have done nothing really...and i only have fingers a girl before... and i was wondering, is there Read more »

help

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
i have had the following symptoms that really scare me: fatigue sollen galnds in groin nausea sore throat for 2 days all after 4 weeks i am really scared its hiv I cant even type Read more »

Topping Last Month

Posted by Anonymous, 19 Replies
I have a lover that I see at least twice a week for a little more than 2 years. I am male and he is male and I met him on the internet and his profile said HIV-. Last month (Sept.) he sat on my penis without a condom. Well for the next four weeks... Read more »