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Just Because The Vagina Is Burning Doesn't Mean You Have An Std

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sex History Doesn't Always Match STD Status

A new study finds significant discrepancy between young people's self-reported sexual experience and their STD status, potentially suggesting changes in how this population is screened for the infections. Jessica McDermott Sales, PhD, of Emory... Read more »
Body Positive

When Only One of You Doesn't Test Poz

Illustration by Carlos N. Molina There's a new kind of "mixed marriage." It requires some new ways of coping with a virus. Gay couples have faced the specter of HIV for two decades, and we've pretty much done well. We've risen above the terror... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Money Well Spent: Opt-Out Testing in Prisons Can Catch STD Cases and Save Taxpayers Money in the Long Run

How much do you think it would cost the health department of a major American city to reduce the amount of gonorrhea, Chlamydia, syphilis and possibly even HIV by 20%? More importantly, if you had to devise the simplest and most cost-effective way... Read more »
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shortest time period for std signs to appear

had protected vaginal and protcted oral sex and then received a handjob without the condom.the handjob felt painfull and rough. about 14 hours later saw 2 red abrasion lines on foreskin. 2 days later i started to urinate frequently every 10 min....
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,First off, it's always better to have someone examine you in person to get absolutely sure what's going on with your body.That being said, everything you're describing doesn't sound like a STD. Instead it... Read more »

Inserting penis into vagina but with no actual penetration

I can't seem to find this particular question anywhere. I do not know my partners std status. My partner rubbed his penis on my vulva unprotected and I have read that the risk is low, if nonexistent. However, he inserted his penis into my...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIThis would also be considered low risk. If intercourse had continued for longer than the risk would increase, but since it was just a brief encounter the risk would still be considered very low.Also, not sure I would call him sneaky, just got... Read more »


I am 22 years old. I have been masturbating since the age of 13. I never had sex with anyone. Could I have contracted HIV? Is is possible to get HIV through masturbating when i have small cut or wound on my penis...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,And yet another QTND (question that never dies) arises tonight! Hmm . . . must be a full moon out there or something.See below Mr. Sticky Fingers.Dr. Bobunwashed clothes (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF AN STD BY MASTURBATION)Apr 20, 2008 what will... Read more »


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 »
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A pos test for HIV, STD could mean another STD too

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you've tested positive for AIDS HIV or an STD it could mean there's another STD too. Get the standard STD clinic tests from a medical center clinic or your doctor.

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Strange smell from the vagina

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
A year ago I had some unprotected intercourses, and after that I feel an strange discharge( sometimes it burns, sometimes it has an strange odor in it coming from the cervix, sometimes I have no fluid ). I had done two pap-smears, and a cultive and... Read more »

Doesn't anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous
I have not received any replies to my post (STD Symptoms), is it because nobody knows or they do not want to tell me that I may be infected?

May 15, 2003, I had a man cum on my face, it ran down to the corner of my mouth, some may have gotten in my... Read more »

my vagina...

Posted by Anonymous
I'm worried that I might have STDs. What does it mean when you have some grey areas on your vagina, maybe around the rear end, and or in inner thighs? Does that mean I'm not cleaning g0od enough? =

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