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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

...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 development...
Ask the Experts

syphilis cure

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW AFTER TAKE A ANTIBIOTIC INJECTION TO CURE SYPHILIS I WAS GIVEN 2 ON EACH SIDE OF THE BUTTOCKS WHEN WILL I SEE NOTICEABLE RESULTS. I HAVE A SWOLLEN LYMPH GLAND ON DA LEFT SIDE HEALED BUT VISIBLE SORES ON THE TIP OF THE PENIS OR...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...I'll reprint some information about syphilis below.Dr. BobFACT SHEET Syphilis January 4, 2008What is syphilis?Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. It has often been called "the great... Read more »

Syphilis worries...

Dear Dr BobHow long should it take for symptoms of syphilis to go after a course of penilcilin has been administered to an HIV positive patient with syphilis as well? I'm a sex addict and have been infected with syphilis 3 times this year (I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...addresses your concerns.Play safe.Dr. BobSyphilis and MSM (Men Who Have Sex With Men) April 8, 2008What is syphilis?Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. It has often been called "the great... Read more »

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 »

I Have an STD could I also have HIV?The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

I had an Aids test in Feb of '96 which came back negative. I initially went to the health department to get put on birth control. While there i told the doctor that i had a spot on the inside of my leg. She looked at it and decided to do some STD...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...necessarily mean that you got HIV also. However, generally speaking, when a person is exposed to one SexuallyTransmitted Disease (STD), they may have been exposed to others as well. That's why when a person tests positive for one STD, we often... Read more »
Articles
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 »
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 »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Diagnoses and Mental Health Disparities Among Women Who Have Sex With Women Screened at an Urban Community Health Center, Boston, Mass., 2007

...have sex with men only (WSM)," the authors wrote. However, there is limited research on these indicators in conjunction with STDs and WSW sexual health. From July to December 2007, a retrospective chart review was performed on all female... Read more »
Connect With Others

PLZ HELPP MEE!! ANY ONEEE

Posted by johnyboy, 4 Replies
...GAVE ORAL, I WAS ENTER ANAL WITH CONDOM, AND I FEEL SICK OUT OF MY MIND GOT TESTED LIKE 3WKS AFTER NEGATIVE,BUT I NOTICE BROWN SPOTS. I DONT KNOW IF ITS MY MIND PLAYING GAMES PLZ SOMEONE HELP ME OUT. SCAREDDD OUT OF MY MINDDD... ANYONE WITH HOW... Read more »

MY TONGUE

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE KNOWS ABOUT ERYTHEMATOUS CANDIDIASIS???? I HAVE SPLOTCHES ON MY TONGUE THAT COME AND GO. I HAVE SEEN TWO DOCTORS WHO SENT ME HOME WITH NOTHING. I HAVE A HARD TIME CLEARING MY THROAT. CAN THE DIFFICULTY IN SWALLOWING HAPPEN... Read more »

Back Again and some other questions!!

Posted by CJ64, 2 Replies
...Almost 6 months and in need of another test. Still having sore throat, joint pain, white spots around base of penis, spots inside of mouth and have noticed some brown spots on parts of body. They go along with a rash,,night Read more »

Black Spot on Tongue?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can someone please help me. I just noticed a black spot on my tongue. I don't recall biting down on it and its a about 1-2cm wide (not huge). It kinda looks like a broken blood vessel Read more »