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How Many Ways Can You Get Std's

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

San Francisco: STD Testing Campaign for Gay Men Under Way

Following last year's successful campaign to promote STD testing among gay men, a team of San Francisco health advocates is once again calling for a "spring cleaning" during the month of April. The drive is the brainchild of Castroguys, a group of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Utah: Davis STD Rates Down for 1st Time in Years

Davis County health officials are projecting that gonorrhea and chlamydia infections there will decline in 2008, the first such drop in 10 years. This year, Davis County is on target to have 180 chlamydia cases, down from 191 in 2006. And it is set... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

The HIV-STD Connection

Years ago, many people considered HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) as totally separate issues (some people still think so today). As youwill see, these issues really are interrelated with one another, andcan no longer be looked at... Read more »
Ask the Experts

What about STD's? (MUTUAL MASTURBATION, STD RISK)

Dear Dr. Bob:I love you and your forum and am grateful for your truthful and candid answers; your sense of humor is truly wonderful. You should become a regular on Comedy at the Improv ... Anyway, onto my question. I read an article posted here...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello "Question Mark,"The answer depends on how you define mutual masturbation. If you are just burping your own nephew (so to speak) without giving your buddy a "helping hand," then your risk of all STDs is nonexistent. You... Read more »

CAN I GIVE MYSELF AN STD (QTND: CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF AN STD BY MASTURBATION, 2008)

I am 22 years old. I have been masturbating since the age of 13. I never had sex with anyone. Could I have contracted HIV? Is is possible to get HIV through masturbating when i have small cut or wound on my penis...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,And yet another QTND (question that never dies) arises tonight! Hmm . . . must be a full moon out there or something.See below Mr. Sticky Fingers.Dr. Bobunwashed clothes (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF AN STD BY MASTURBATION)Apr 20, 2008 what will... Read more »

Is this test the only way?

I contacted my campus health center this week to find out about STD testing. I was informed that blood testing is only done for clymidia and HIV testing, that other STD tests involve a probe through the urethra? Needless to say that doesn't...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Blood testing for STD diagnosis is primarily used for HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis. Blood testing for antibodies to herpes is possible, but it doesn't tell you much about the course of symptoms. Fluid from active herpes sores can be collected... Read more »

explain transmission of std's

describe and explain how std's are tranmitted.describe and compare HIV and AIDS, the similarities and differences and how they are connected.describe and explain ways in wich people get HIV-AIDS and indentifiy activities that do not transmit...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Don't forget that HIV is a sexually transmitted infection. Because HIV is such a terrible epidemic it is often separated from the "STI" category. It is important to remember that the HIV and some other STIs are transmitted in very... Read more »
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STD question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hey does anyone know if a guy can get a STD (not HIV) from receiving unprotected oral sex. How about woman licking the guy's anal? Can the guy get a STD that way? Read more »

STD's without sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is there any way to get an std without sex or sexual contact?(probably a stupid question.)


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STD's

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can you only get an STD from coming in IMMEDIATE contact with someone else's fluid, or can you say... sleep or have sex on the same bed where someone else had sex and still get it that way? Is it something you have to be doing with a partner at... Read more »

no STD symptoms after oral a year ago. Am I ok?

Posted by 613, 1 Reply
last year I received oral for the first time in my life. I'm a virgin. The girl told me she was clean but i am paranoid.

A year has passed and I have shown no signs of genital herpes. Am I clean? Read more »