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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...
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TREATING A STD WHILE HIV POSTIVE

I RECENTLY RECEIVED THE MEDICATON DOXYCYCLINE TO TREAT A STD AND I WANTED TO KNOW IF THIS MEDICATION WILL TREAT THE STD DUE TO THE FACT THAT I AM HIV POSITIVE.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Yes, it will. I am concerned, however, that you are contracting STDs and know you are HIV positive. That would indicate unsafe sexual activity or a broken condom. I'll hope it was the latter.Dr. Read more »

STD

hello , i would like to know is STD considered an early stage of AIDS?will STD lead to AIDS?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...STD stands for sexually transmitted disease, and is used to refer to a group of infections that are commonly transmitted through sexual contact: gonorrhea, syphilis, Chlamydia, Read more »

Syphilis and other STDs

Dear Doctor,I have been HIV+ for over a decade, but only started meds around a year ago. UD and CD4 stable at 460 (27%) as of March 2010. I was very safe when it came to sex and my last full STD panel was done in Dec 2009. I did something very...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Yes, you need to be tested and possibly treated for other STDs besides syphilis. Blood in the stool would be unlikely from syphilis. Anoscopy and rectal screening for other Read more »

STDs and high blood pressure

Dear Mr. Sowadsky,It is naturally a lot of reasons a person can get high blood pressure, and this doesn't indicate much on itself (except that one probably should consult a doctor). But I was basically just wondering if also any STD is known to give...
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) do not cause high blood pressure (also known as hypertension). However, if you go to a doctors office or a clinic, you may notice Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Utahns May Now Be Treated for STDs Without Seeing a Doctor

... The partners of Utahns diagnosed with an STD now have a way of getting treated anonymously without seeing a doctor. A state law that went into effect Tuesday allows doctors to write antibiotic prescriptions Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Warns Companies Importing and Marketing Drugs Over the Internet That Fraudulently Claim to Prevent and Treat STDs

...individual for marketing unapproved and misbranded drugs over the Internet to U.S. consumers for the prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Some of these products, directed at U.S. consumers, falsely claim to have "FDA... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Novel Public Health Programs Screen, Treat Inmates for STDs

...risk for STDs, and no matter how narrow the window of opportunity, experts are calling for increased efforts at screening and treating this population. "In terms of case detection, [jails] are one of the higher yield sites," said Richard Kahn,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Teens' STDs Often Not Treated Properly in ER

...A new report shows that a substantial number of teenagers diagnosed with STDs in emergency rooms may not receive appropriate treatment. Dr. Kathleen R. Beckmann and colleagues at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin studied data covering 1.2 million... 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 »

Poz magazine sanctions that HIV is a gay disease

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...community, but then similar messages need to be catered to the minority communities that it's also our disease," said Spar, who treats a wide variety of people with HIV in his practice, including women, children, gay men and men who identify as... Read more »

Symptoms & testing. Need experts' advice.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...anxiety and guilt I developed a slight fewer two weeks later which was with me for months. One month after that accident I had to treat chlamydia and trichomoniasis with antibiotics. One month later I went to doc with strong pain in the right... Read more »

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... conducts and supports research to prevent, diagnose and treat illness such as HIV disease and other sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, malaria, asthma and allergies. NIH is an agency of the U.S.... Read more »