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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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Should I tell my partner I had an affair?

I HAD A ONE NIGHT STAND WITH A PERSON I NEW, WELL EDUCATED BUT SINGLE.MY CONDOM FELL OFF DURING SEX, BUT I DONT KNOW WHEN.SHE HAS HAD OTHER SEXUAL ENCOUNTERS BUT CLAIMS SHE KNOWS THEM AND NO PROBLEMS HAVE OCCURED.IVE HAD NO SIGNS OF FLU OR OTHER...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...finding out. But remember, it can take weeks or months for tests to detect an infection (depending on which STD it is). For more information on STD window periods, see the posting STDs and testing . 6) If you are having problems coping with... 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 »

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 »

Can you get an STD if you use a condom?

Can a person get an STD if a condom is used at all times and properly during sex?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...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, vaginal and anal secretions and blood). A man Read more »
Articles
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Texas Hurricane Ike Information From DSHS HIV/STD Program

...before you leave your home, so that you may continue to use that supply. The new pharmacy you're assigned to will need as much information as possible from you regarding prescriptions in order to supply additional drugs to you, so the labels on... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: A Free Precaution; Group Offers HIV, STD Tests, Prevention Information

...the region. Statewide, the outreach has been a huge success, said Steve Kowelski, senior public health adviser for the state's STD program. Thousands of people have been tested, and many more have learned how to reduce risky sexual behaviors, he... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sacramento Mobile Health Care Van Offers Teenagers Free STD Tests, Information

...as Care-A-Van -- that offers teenagers at some schools and people at area homeless shelters testing for and information about sexually transmitted diseases at no cost, the Sacramento Bee reports. The program offers urine tests for 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 »
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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 »

Condoms are only 85% effective

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
According 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 »

Mycoplasma Genitalium

Posted by rufenough, 1 Reply
...Has anyone out there got any information on this STD? It seems it could possibly be responsible for some of those suffering from ARS like symptoms but chronically. The Read more »

DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THIS WORKS????

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Navigation What is Freedom Lubricant? Freedom Lubricant is an anti-viral sexual lubricant that helps to prevent transmission of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Although many microbicidal lubricants are under development, Freedom Lube is... Read more »