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Impact Of Std

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Georgia: Positive Impact Now Offers Free STD Screenings

An Atlanta mental health agency for people with HIV/AIDS recently began offering free screenings for syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia, courtesy of a grant from the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Positive Impact now offers the tests on a walk-in... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Sexual Abuse History, Risk Behavior, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases: The Impact of Age at Abuse

The researchers used bivariate analysis to test association among age at onset of sexual abuse, risk behaviors, and STD diagnosis (n=2,175) in an STD clinic-attending adolescent population. Relationship between sexual abuse and STD acquisition was... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Analysis Provides New Look at Disproportionate Impact of HIV and Syphilis Among U.S. Gay and Bisexual Men

A data analysis released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention underscores the disproportionate impact of HIV and syphilis among gay and bisexual men in the United States. The data, presented at CDC's 2010 National STD... Read more »
Ask the Experts

will STD tests impact insurance in the future?

Dear Doc, If I do herpes or syphilis or other STD tests using my current insurance, will it impact my insurance in the future? Will other insurance companies get the information from my current medical record? I know that they will if I do HIV...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
If you apply for an individual insurance policy, you will have to answer a medical questionnaire which will include questions re various health conditions. Therefore, you would have to disclose the STD information. Legally this information cannot... Read more »

Pshychological Impact of Tests (SIGNAL-TO-CUT OFF RATIO) (INDEX VALUE)

I have had two HIV tests in my life. I have not been involved in adverse sexual activities but being a dentist, I have had a few pricks during practice which happened around Jan/Feb last year. Also, I never had unprotected sex with any1 and ive been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"Adverse sexual activities"??? What might they be??? Perhaps the opposite of propitious sexual endeavors?Do you need to worry about a 0.13 signal-to-cut-off value? No, absolutely not. Anything less than 1.0 would be considered a... Read more »

Does handlotion kill HIV/STD's

During the course of a massage, the masseuse briefly inserted her fingers into her vagina. She then began massaging my legs using handlotion (applied to her hands) which progressed to her rubbing my penis. My question is, how much vagina fluid is...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I'm not sure if hand lotion will inactivate HIV or other STDs. That's not really important in your case. You're risk is negligible because HIV is not known to transmitted during mutual masturbation. It is also unlikely that you would... Read more »


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 »
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Sr BCI Officer - FHI/Impact Cambodia

Posted by Anonymous

Sr BCI Officer - FHI/Impact Cambodia

Family Health International/IMPACT Cambodia is seeking a highly qualified
Behavior Change Communication Specialist with experience in BCC strategy
development and BCI program implementation to join its... Read more »

STD forums

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Does anybody here know of any forumslike this one but for STD's Read more »

A pos test for HIV, STD could mean another STD too

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you've tested positive for AIDS HIV or an STD it could mean there's another STD too. Get the standard STD clinic tests from a medical center clinic or your doctor.

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Impact of maternal loss due to AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm finishing my doctorate in psychology and am investigating the impact of a mother's death due to AIDS on children. I am so excited about this research, and think it will really give those of us in the mental health field more information about... Read more »