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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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What is VD?

I saw this t.v. show once and it was talking about this diease called "VD" what is this "VD"?I heard you could contract this diease by toilet seats and door knobs.Could you please tell me what this diease, how you contract it, and is it...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...V.D. is short for "venereal disease", an archaic name for sexually transmitted infections. We don't say venereal disease any longer because of the implication that 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 »

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 »

STDs--The Hidden Epidemic

Hi, Rick. I've been reading quite a few of the frequently asked questions and I've noticed people are mainly concerned about AIDS apparently regardless of the presence of some other nasty (perhaps nastier than AIDS) STDs.I would like to suggest...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your comments. The issue of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is one that people often do not talk about, and this issue is often ignored. The public is well aware of the AIDS epidemic, Read more »
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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 »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Innovative Database Developed for the Study of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

...A database designed to accelerate research on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is now "on line." The STDGEN Relational Database ( http://www.stdgen.lanl.gov ) is a collaborative effort between the Los Alamos Read more »
U.S. Public Health Service's Office on Women's Health

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) -- Overview

... What Is a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)? How Many People Have STDs? How Do You Get an STD? What Are the Symptoms of STDs? How Do You Get Tested for STDs? Read more »
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