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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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Why do your answers contradict

Hi Dr. RobertI am a frequent browser of your Q&A's along with the ones at MedHelp regarding safe sex. From a HIV standpoint all the doctors at medhelp state that oral sex has no risk from HIV but only a theoretical risk when in reality nobody has...
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 »

how safe are condoms?/Condon effectiveness

could you tell me what kind of condoms are the best against AIDS? and howsafe are they(%)? I'm a student of medicine from Ecuador.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your questions. The best types of condoms available to prevent the spread of HIV and otherSexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's) are latex condoms. Used correctly, andused everytime a person has sex, these condoms will... Read more »

Protective Vaginal Intercourse

About a week ago, I engaged in protective vaginal intercourse with an escort. I wore a condom and the condom did not break. Now I noticed you said in previous answers that condoms aren't 100% effective against HIV. Why? Is it because of the condom...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...them, if they are used properly. Condoms, used consistently and correctly do significantly reduce the risk forHIV and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's). However, they do NOToffer 100% protection. Sometimes, condoms that are used... Read more »

Flavored condoms for oral sex?

Read your article on oral sex and condoms. Have you seen the research summary from GMHC recently published? Very interesting. Also Kiss of Mint condoms are not well recieved in my area. I have switched to Sheik Elite Mint Scented comdoms. They taste...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Greg,Thanks for your post. I personally have not yet read the GMHC article, butwould like to receive a copy of it if you have it available. By the way,Consumer Reports Magazine had a very good article Read more »
Articles
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

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

...than half the people who should be screened receive the recommended STD tests, CDC said. If left undiagnosed and untreated, STDs raise the risk of HIV infection. The report found large racial disparities in STD rates, reflecting a range of... 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 »
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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Poz magazine sanctions that HIV is a gay disease

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...(now owned by Poz Magazine) agrees with the new LA Public Service Announcements that stress HIV is a gay disease. Here is the article that critizes these ads. HIV Ads Embrace, and Stun, Audience By Sharon Bernstein, Times Staff Writer... Read more »

Rolling Stone, NY Post, Poz Mag [Rethinking AIDS]

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...malaria; 5. immune suppressing medications; 6. the flu shot and possibly other immunizations; 7. pregnancy; 8. one or more sexually transmitted diseases (STDs); 9. having received multiple transfusions; 10. neoplasms or tumors 11.... Read more »

Karla

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...that 's it! I am now your anonymous admirer and faithful servant. On a less serious note. Clearly we DO NOT ADVOCATE spreading std's but, having said that, I must point out that condoms have very severe limitations in that regard. Study after... Read more »

Debunking AIDS in Africa

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...malaria; 5. immune suppressing medications; 6. the flu shot and possibly other immunizations;(9) 7. pregnancy; 8. one or more sexually transmitted diseases (STDs); 9. having received multiple transfusions; 10. neoplasms (i.e., tumors);(10)... Read more »