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Symptoms of ARS compared to Herpes or other STD

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello everyone,
Well I'm another that did the irresponsible thing and had unprotected sex, and I have symptoms that are consistent with ARS as well as other STDs. Does anyone know or has anyone had the symptoms of ARS and if so what were they for... Read more »

STD? cold sores, herpes???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i've seen how cold sores are active in hiv poz individuals. but i thought cold sores were common in people with a herpes strain? and the cold sores would be were you came into contact with the herpes virus. ie you won't get herpes on your lip if... Read more »

Oral sex STD

Posted by 613, 1 Reply
OK so after 8 months do you all think Im all clear of having to worry about herpes, or other std's not including HIV?

I have never had sexual contact with anyone besides one bj from a friend of mine in May. I have not fuffered any outbreaks like... Read more »

std question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I just tested positive for hsv1 does that mean I have genital herpes too? I tested negative for hsv 2 . i just need some clarification please help. Read more »

Other STD's - ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

I was wondering about the other viral STDs, namely HPV and Herpes. Are there tests for these and are they conclusive? I have not had any signs or symptoms and I think I was tested early after possible exposure for these. However, I do... Read more »
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What about STD's? (MUTUAL MASTURBATION, STD RISK)

Dear Dr. Bob:I love you and your forum and am grateful for your truthful and candid answers; your sense of humor is truly wonderful. You should become a regular on Comedy at the Improv ... Anyway, onto my question. I read an article posted here...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello "Question Mark,"The answer depends on how you define mutual masturbation. If you are just burping your own nephew (so to speak) without giving your buddy a "helping hand," then your risk of all STDs is nonexistent. You... Read more »

Testing of all std's -- thanks

My question relates to HIV, Herpes, HPV and other stds. What would the time frame be for accurate diagnosis for HIV (Elisa at 3 months) , herpes (IGG antibody test at 8 weeks and IGM at 5 weeks), HPV (what kind of test would I have to take and the...
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
Although some would consider a negative HIV test at 3 months definitive, others would suggest a 6 month followup test. No more herpes tests. I am not sure what the value of an HPV antibody test is in this case. There are many kinds of HPV causing... Read more »

spreading STD's without symptoms

Can Herpes Type 1 be spread to a second person without a sore in or around the mouth region? How can a person who is a "Carrier" be tested? ...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is unlikely that herpes simplex virus would be transmitted without symptoms being present, but it is possible. This is called "asymptomatic shedding". When a person has, for instance, a genital herpes infection, he might initially... Read more »

vaginal transmission of orally aquired std?

If I have aquired Chlamydia, syphilis, herpes, or gonorrhea by giving someone (another male) oral sex - as I think I may have, due to a small leision on my tongue - can I tranmit it through having conventional sex with an uninfected woman, without...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Different Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's) are transmitted differentways. If you acquire a systemic STD that is found throughout the body (HIV,Hepatitis B etc.), you can get infected through giving oral... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Genital Herpes Prevalence Down Among Teens, Adults; Number of Syphilis, Other STD Cases Rising, Studies Say

Genital herpes prevalence in the United States has decreased "significantly" in recent years, federal health officials said on Monday at the 2004 National STD Prevention Conference in Philadelphia, the New York Times reports. Dr. Fujie Xu and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rising STD Rate Sparks Online Dating Sites

According to CDC, one in four women and nearly one in five men have genital herpes. A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that one in four women have human papillomavirus, which can cause cervical cancer and genital... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: April Is STD Awareness Month

More than 80 percent of people do not know that they have an STD because most people show no symptoms, according to Ohio's Muskingum County Health Department. Southeast Ohio Regional Epidemiologist Kristen Baker declared, "There were over 200 cases... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Spring Breakers Turn to Web for STD Info

March kicks off the spring break season, and trend analysts at Yahoo! report they are already seeing a spike in STD-related online searches. Carolyn Clark is part of the Yahoo! team that combs the site's search logs for noteworthy trends. She said... Read more »