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Most Common Std To Go Undiagnosed

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chlamydia: The Most Common STD You've Never Heard Of

Infecting some 3 million patients each year, chlamydia is the most commonly reported bacterial STD in the United States. Though it can easily be cured with antibiotics, chlamydia often goes undetected because many people do not have symptoms of the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Georgia: Syphilis Most Common Diagnosis at New Men's STD Clinic

In its first eight days of operation, AID Atlanta's STD clinic diagnosed 45 new STD cases, said Mark Hebert, a nurse practitioner at the clinic. The Men's STD Clinic, open since October, sees patients on the first and third Saturdays of the month,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Funding Targets Nations Most Common STD

Noting that the rate of notification of new chlamydia infections has nearly tripled over the past decade, Health Minister Tony Abbott has announced a $3.5 million Australian ($2.6 million US) program to fight the disease among high-risk groups,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

How common is this STD?

Hello, I read on here about lymphogranuloma venereum desease. I am curious how easy this is to get in America? I read you can catch it from oral, "I assume in giving oral or receiving". Not saying I got this, but in May or June I got a BJ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your symptoms are not consistent with lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV). I'll reprint some information from the archives that addresses your concerns about LGV. I should also point out your symptoms are very consistent with stress!Dr. BobLGV... Read more »

Undiagnosed Fatigue

Hello Doctor. I am having continued chronic fatigue. First the basics. I've been positive since 1990. My CD4 is 138 and no viral load. Both very good for me considering for much of the late '90s I had single digit CD4. I take...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Fatigue is one of the most common and most frustrating symptoms those of us living with the virus have to cope with. Fatigue is not like diagnosing and treating a common ear infection. Finding the cause or causes of fatigue is often... Read more »

Is it possible to die of an undiagnosed infection?

According to the Armed forces of Pathology it is.Lo SC; Dawson MS; Newton PB 3rd; Sonoda MA; Shih JW; Engler WF; Wang RY; Wear DJ. Association of the virus-like infectious agent originally reported in patients with AIDS with acute fatal disease in...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Of course it is. Medical science isn't perfect, nor do we know everything.That said, it's very important to appreciate that case reports in the literature often represent very rare events. A 1989 publication doesn't comprise cutting... Read more »

Dr. Wohl, dog poop and commonly asked questions

Dr. Wohl. Seems like catchy titles get good responses. Also why do none contact and none risk always get answered first,, anyways thats another discussion for another day. This is my third time trying to reach someone,, anyways, I am a bit...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
As you might imagine we get bombarded with questions. Many times I will not answer a question that has been asked multiple times before or that can be answered by checking the HIV 101 section.Your questions include those we are often asked so I hope... Read more »
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Oh No another STD

Posted by Rick1977, 3 Replies
Hey guys. At the end of my rope here. I have been living with HIV for about a year now and coping relatively well. Three weeks ago I woke up with my first cold sore on my lip. When I went to the doctor, he took a sample, and about a week later I... Read more »

What about other STD's?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I completely understand the fear about HIV, but what about other STD's? They are more common, more transmitable, and can also have serious consequences. Do/have any of you been tested for others? If so, what, and what do you have to do?

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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 »

What about other std's?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm just wondering about hiv in relation to other std's. If someone was afraid that they may have been exposed to hiv but contracted no other std's should they be less worried? Is hiv the least common of all the std's? Perhaps people should start... Read more »