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Is It A Cyst Or A Std

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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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Am still a bit confused-Syphilis Question (ORAL SEX AND STDs, 2010)

I am a 50 year old safe, and usually sane man. That changed 48 Hours ago. In another city on a business trip I Went into a store to grab a paper. I noticed in the back was a adult only section. In there on the side were video booths . to make a long...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that of anal or vaginal sex, numerous studies have demonstrated that oral sex can result in the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Abstaining from oral, anal, and vaginal sex altogether or having sex only with a... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. If a person has one Sexually TransmittedDisease (STD), they may have been exposed to others as well. That's why weoften recommend that if a person has been diagnosed with one STD, Read more »

Secondary prevention and fear of infecting others

Hi Rick, really get a lot from your site! Thanks for all the info. Have got a question and hope you may be able to resolve. I date a positive woman, have for nearly a year now. We practice safer sex - OUTERCOARSE - she isn't comfortable with...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...HIV positive, learning how to practice safer sex is extremely important, in order for them to avoid being infected with other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). STDs in persons with weakened immune systems may be more severe than normal, and... Read more »

STD?

i had an encounter with a guy about 3 weeks ago that resulted in pretty much just a bunch of naked frottage. A few nights ago, I found a small, single bump outside the lip of my vagina. It's looks like a pimple, only it won't pop like one. It...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
..."What do the symptoms of STDs look like?" (http://thebody.com/sowadsky/symptoms/symptoms.html). You can also read through the "Sexually Transmitted Disease Basics" (http://thebody.com/safesex/stdbasics.html) for more information about infections... Read more »
Articles
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. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cook County, Ill., Ranks High in Sexually Transmitted Disease: STD Treatment Costs U.S. Health Care System $16.4 Billion a Year

... New CDC figures show the United States logs 19 million new STD cases each year. Less than half the people who should be screened receive the recommended STD tests, CDC said. If left undiagnosed 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Diagnoses and Mental Health Disparities Among Women Who Have Sex With Women Screened at an Urban Community Health Center, Boston, Mass., 2007

...have sex with men only (WSM)," the authors wrote. However, there is limited research on these indicators in conjunction with STDs and WSW sexual health. From July to December 2007, a retrospective chart review was performed on all female... Read more »
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do i have an std??

Posted by shane1234, 2 Replies
...foreskin back over the head of my penis. I'm not sure how or what is happening, but i did notice what i thought were small red bumps, i didn't see how i could have them so i assumed it was maybe acne. What i thought were small bumps ended up just... Read more »

2 issues...need your opinion.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...this person brushed his teeths. will that be high risk. also, had anal sex with protection(me been the giver), I do have a cyst, or piemmple, or irritated follicule(hair) on the base of my penis. i went to the docto twice about it, and he... Read more »

HIV/STD or paranoia?

Posted by 613, 1 Reply
...or anything and I don't remember any blood or pus etc getting on my penis. Well after the the event I was nervous she had an STD. I have OCD so I worry alot. She told me not to freak out and that she could get a doctors note. I told her dont... Read more »

Check for other sexually transmitted diseases too

Posted by Anonymous
...How to get the standard STD clinic tests when you go and get tested for AIDS HIV : Ask the doctor or clinician to check for throat, for urethral, for anal Read more »