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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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AIDS Education

Is there enough information on AIDS being given out or do people have to find it themselves?What are the most effective ways to teach children about AIDS?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question.There are plenty of places for a person to learn about HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). Some of these place include:1) Your local health department. Health departments often have free written... Read more »

Myths related to STDs

There seems to be a fairly widespread myth that an untreated gonnorhea infection will "turn" into syphilis. Is this true? Does an untreated gonorrhea infection turn into syphilis?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. When it comes to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), there are numerous myths out there. One such myth is that if you have one STD, it can turn into another STD. In reality, when Read more »

White tongue, thrush. HIV?

Hi, firstly let me say what a great site this is, as much i hate having to look here.Anyway, been with a girl for 4 years we split up a year ago and got back together 6 months ago. We had other partners, i was safe im pretty sure she wasnt! Since...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Unprotected sex does carry a risk for STDs, including HIV; however, "a small fungal rash" or "white coating" on your tongue is no reason to soil your tighty whities!Should Read more »

Will hydrogen peroxide protect you from HIV and STDs?

i HAVE HEARD THAT GARGLING HYDROGEN PEROXIDE IN YOUR MOUTH AFTRE PERFROMING ORAL SEX CAN ELIMINATE ANY VIRAL INFECTION THAT MAY HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED. IS THIS EVAN CONCIEVABLE?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...the genital area with hydrogen peroxide) before or after having sex, will not offer adequate protection against HIV, nor other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). If you wish to rinse your mouth after having oral sex, you can either use plain... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Group Offers Latino Men Information on HIV and Other STDs

... The Latin American Health Institute is offering a six-week course on HIV and STD prevention. The "Many Men, Many Voices Intervention" uses a combination of teaching and discussion, said Alfredo Marulanda, LHI's Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Majority of Men Worldwide Need More Information, Services to Prevent HIV, STDs, Unplanned Pregnancies, Report Says

...nations, lack the information and services needed to protect themselves and their sexual partners from unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, according to a new Alan Guttmacher Institute report released on... 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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...HIV Impacts Specific STDs Do STD Programs Influence HIV Rates? STD-HIV Recommendations Resources Selected Sources Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), formerly known as venereal diseases, are diseases that are spread from... 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 Read more »

Condoms are only 85% effective

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...to "Desperate Housewives" tv show, condoms are only 85% effective in preventing pregnancy so I assume the same holds true for HIV infection. Read more »

These Guys On The Down Low

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...maintains a relationship with a woman and not tell___that he could be risking her life what with the threat of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases, STDs. How low can a guy go ; a woman has the right to know so she can make informed... Read more »

Topping Last Month

Posted by Anonymous, 19 Replies
...least twice a week for a little more than 2 years. I am male and he is male and I met him on the internet and his profile said HIV-. Last month (Sept.) he sat on my penis without a condom. Well for the next four weeks I have slipped from safe... Read more »