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Is Venereal Disease Contagious

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea

...a pregnant woman and her baby? How is gonorrhea diagnosed? What is the treatment for gonorrhea? How can gonorrhea be prevented? Where can I get more information? Sources What is gonorrhea? Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Gonorrhea is caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae , a bacterium that can grow and multiply easily in the warm, moist areas of the reproductive tract, including the cervix (opening to the...
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Risk of sexual encounter while on vacation overseas

I recently went on vacation to Kenya and had unprotected anal sex with 5 or 6 hookers. Is this risky?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...overseas.If you had unprotected intercourse with prostitutes, especially in Africa which has very high rates of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), you are considered at very high risk for these diseases. I have the following... Read more »

Microbicides as an alternative to condoms

i've read alot about microbicides. do you think that these forumulations will emmerge as viable prevention methods? most of the research is focused (it seems) on protecting women from infection with a woman-controlled method. are microbicides...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...films, etc.) that are being studied as an alternative to (or in addition to) using condoms to protect against HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). They are being studied for both vaginal and anal use, to protect both partners... Read more »

HIV with your wife (sex with uninfected person)

Can the HIV verus developed within an hetero couple who has been together and sexualy faithfull for ten years and pratice vaginal, anal and oral sex. Both of us have been tested negative 8 years ago. Thank you
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...infectious disease. It is having unprotected sex WITH AN INFECTED PERSON that makes unprotected sex risky, as far as HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are concerned. If you have unprotected sex with an uninfected person, you are... Read more »

premature ejaculation

what is this premature ejaculation and how can this be prevented?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question.Due to space limitations, this website is strictly here to answer questionsabout AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's). It is not hereto answer questions about other sexual issues. The problem you are... Read more »
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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 »
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. 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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MY TONGUE

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I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE KNOWS ABOUT ERYTHEMATOUS CANDIDIASIS???? I HAVE SPLOTCHES ON MY TONGUE THAT COME AND GO. I HAVE SEEN TWO DOCTORS WHO SENT ME HOME WITH NOTHING. I HAVE A HARD TIME CLEARING MY THROAT. CAN THE DIFFICULTY IN SWALLOWING HAPPEN... Read more »

Communicable disease test for work? Is that legal?

Posted by BayRS, 2 Replies
...quick question and I need all the opinions I can get, please. Is it true that places like McDonalds, KFC, etc...make you get a communicable disease test in order to become a manager? I heard that you need to go to training and also get a... Read more »

You think your scared???

Posted by Anonymous
...did not hear from him for about 2 months and really did not care. Then one day while I was at work I got a phone call from an infectious Disease doctor informing me that my exhusband had been diagnosed with full blow AIDS (not HIV). He asked me... Read more »

any babies infected by breast milk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Would someone know how many if any babies hiv infected by breast milk? Read more »