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Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...Microbicides? How Would Microbicides Work? Are Microbicides Currently Available? What Is Happening in Microbicide Research? Would Microbicides Eliminate the Need for Condoms? Would Microbicides Protect Against All STDs? What if a Woman Wants to Get Pregnant? Would Microbicides Be Safe? How Would Microbicides Benefit Men? How Would Microbicides Benefit Women With HIV? Why Do We Need Microbicides if We Will...
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College students and the risk of STD's

Now that I'm in college..there is a lot more sexual pressure than where i'm from. Is there an increasing number of college students who contract STD's? Why is this so? Does the environment influence risky behavior? Should college kids be extra...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) among college students is not uncommon. In fact, when we look at STD statistics, the highest rates of STDs are found in adolescents Read more »

AIDS Education

Is there enough information on AIDS being given out or do people have to find it themselves?What are the most effective ways to teach children about AIDS?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question.There are plenty of places for a person to learn about HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). Some of these place include:1) Your local health department. Health departments often have free written... Read more »

STDs--The Hidden Epidemic

Hi, Rick. I've been reading quite a few of the frequently asked questions and I've noticed people are mainly concerned about AIDS apparently regardless of the presence of some other nasty (perhaps nastier than AIDS) STDs.I would like to suggest...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your comments. The issue of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is one that people often do not talk about, and this issue is often ignored. The public is well aware of the AIDS epidemic, Read more »

Partner notification and domestic violence issues

I recently tested positive for hiv at a local clinic . The clinic called a partner identification program and they asked me to list my former partners . I left out my last partner because he has a history of violence and if the Board of Health is...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...is done in the United States, since procedures may differ in other countries. When a person tests positive for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), it is important that their partners be notified that they were exposed to HIV or... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Minnesota's STD Numbers Climbed to a New High in 2008

... Reported bacterial STD cases in Minnesota rose 3.5 percent from 2007 to 2008, despite a significant drop in gonorrhea cases, according to the newly Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Genital Herpes Prevalence Down Among Teens, Adults; Number of Syphilis, Other STD Cases Rising, Studies Say

...Journal-Constitution , 3/9). Other STDs Researchers also reported high rates of chlamydia, human papillomavirus and other sexually transmitted diseases ( Washington Post , 3/9). Researchers on Monday presented several studies showing that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: Teens Get a Reality Check as STD Numbers Skyrocket

... Mirroring national figures, rates of STDs among teenagers in Harris County have increased in recent years. Chlamydia is the county's most reported STD, according to the Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: STD Report Reveals Disturbing Numbers

...syphilis, with a rate of 3.6 cases per 100,000. Wong said that despite greatly reduced federal funding, CDPH continues to target STDs through various awareness-building campaigns that focus public attention on sexual health. In addition, the... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
This past weekend I had been drinking and stupidly made the decision to have unprotected sex with a guy I had just met. He was only inside of me for about ten seconds before I decided I didn't want to anymore and we stopped. I'm almost positive he... Read more »

HIV/HepB Coinfection and test implications

Posted by Anonymous
...probability? Im running out of ideas as to what is causing my illness, have eliminated a number of dieases already, but still feel STD is my most likely cause, concerned im going to sprial intoone these sad characters who are ill for years with... Read more »

Frequent urination=STD??

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...We had protected intercourse, unprotected oral sex and mutual masturbation. Could this frequent urination be a symptom of an STD? Thanks in advance for your advice everyone. Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...does a std make hiv more easy to catch ? Read more »