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The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

What is the 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...
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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...
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 (ages 10-19) and young adults (ages 20-24).... Read more »

Would having one sexually transmitted disease lower any possibility of resistance to HIV exposure or resistance to another STD?The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Would having one sexually transmitted disease lower any possibility of resistance to HIV exposure or resistance to another STD?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. If a person has one Sexually TransmittedDisease (STD), they may have been exposed to others as well. That's why weoften recommend that if a person has been diagnosed with one STD, that theyget tested for other... Read more »

Can you get more than one STD at the same time?

Say you have unprotected sex with someone who has HIV and also something else like gonorrhea. Can you get both of them at the same time? What about if you use condoms?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. If you have unprotected sex with someone, and that person has more than one STD, you can possibly become infected with one or more STDs at the same time. Let me give you an example. Let's say you have unprotected... Read more »

WOOHOOOOOOOOO from your number one indian fan:)

Dear Dr.BobAs advised by you i got tested and would you believe" it was frickin negative"( posted a question in mid-june, i hope u remember me, though i know you get "millions of emails")I just want say to people out here"...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Soldier,WOO-HOO! Congratulations! "Would (I) believe it was frickin negative???" Of course I would! I even predicted it.Yes, I heard the 1,000,000 rifle salute, but I thought it was just Dick Cheney using semiautomatics to hunt... Read more »
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Not an HIV question, but an STD one... please help

Posted by Anonymous
I got tested for Hepatitis C 10 months after having unprotected sex with a girl right after her period. The antibdoy test came back negative, but I wonder if it is advisable to get a second one just to confirm and make sure nothing went wrong??? Read more »

Got my numbers =again- with one tiny mistake

Posted by DDS, 2 Replies
So I called my HIV doc again today because I haven't heard from in a week. He's still trying to reach these other universtiy doctors for 6-7 days now!!
So in speaking with him he gives the results of my 1st (and only) blood work- Turns out my... Read more »

Number ONE cause of Death

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey, isn't it sad in the terror days of anti-retroviral therapy and Junk Science brought to you by the members of AIDS Inc., that the number one cause of death in AIDS patients today is LIVER FAILURE!!!!!!!!!!

Boy isn't that a surprise? I really... Read more »

HIV & STD's

Posted by Carrie, 3 Replies
My boyfriend who is poz was just at a dr appointment today because of a large growing lump they think is cancer in his lungs, and they suggested he also get tested for syphilis. He freaked and left the dr without having the tests for the lump or the... Read more »