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How Soon After Sex Can You Tell If You Contracted An Std?

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can i contract any STD having sex with a sex worker,

hi iam quite worried because i shaved my genitials and i had a cut not on my penis but where my pubic hair is. i then went to see a sex worker but during sex she once on top and kinda rubbed herself on top of these cuts straight after we finished...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there,I'm not sure if you used a condom during vaginal sex but if you did than your risk of HIV infection would be low. However, other STDs can certainly be transmitted during skin to skin contact and if you are concerned/have symptoms I... Read more »

Oral sex and STD (ORAL SEX AND STDs)

The truth is that most of my friends don't even think of oral sex as sex and is no good... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: More Than Half of Sex Survey Respondents Didn’t Confess STD

In its annual sex survey, the women's magazine Cleo reported that 55 percent of respondents who had contracted an STD said they did not tell their past or present sexual partners. Ninety percent of respondents said they had failed to use a condom... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: STD Fears as 70 Percent of Single Women Admit to Regularly Having Unprotected Sex

A survey of 2,000 UK females ages 18-40 finds seven of 10 single women regularly practice unprotected sex. DrFox.co.uk, an online pharmacy and prescription service, conducted the poll. The responses indicate the average single woman has had... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center Gives Teenagers 411 on Sex, STD Prevention

The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center and the Shelby County Health Department marked World AIDS Day by hosting some 250 teenagers for a special session, "The 411 on Sex." Andrea Williams, community development coordinator for the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Routine Brief Risk-Reduction Counseling With Biannual STD Testing Reduces STD Incidence Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men in Care

The researchers evaluated whether routine, twice-yearly STD testing, together with brief risk-reduction counseling, reduces STD incidence and high-risk behaviors. The SUN study is a prospective, observational HIV cohort study carried out in four US... Read more »
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STD

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is contracting Hep B similar to contracting HIV? I got semen on unbroken skin. I'm wondering if I'm at risk for Hep B. I tried asking my question on the Hep forum but got no response from the Doc. Thanks

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What are the odds that I will contract HIV from skin rashes/irritation?

Posted by Wesher11, 1 Reply
I had red rashes/skin irritation on my inner thighs and scrotum, and I had sex with this woman with condom, but I worried that her vaginal fluids got on my rashes on my inner thighs and scrotum, if she is HIV+ and the fluids get on my rashes, will I... Read more »

STD

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a question that i need an answer to. My ex-boyfriend just called me and told me that he had an infection in his balls. He said they were burning and they hurt really bad. He said that the doctor said the ONLY way he could have contracted... Read more »

STD

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was recently diognosed with a STD that I received from receptive oral sex. I keep reading that people with STDs are more likely to contract HIV whikle I also read that it is very unlikely that a person would contract HIV from receptive oral sex.... Read more »