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The Well Project

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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Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Republic of the Congo. The program not only involves prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission, but also prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) resulting from violent rape by rebel troops. The numbers are astounding: Heal Africa,... 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 »

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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: Explosive Rise in Number of Young Adults With STDs

... Rates of reported chlamydia among city women ages 15-19 last year equate to about one of every 10 having the STD, according to the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. Reported gonorrhea cases are up 26 percent for the first half of Read more »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Missouri: St. Louis No Longer Is Number 1 in 2 STDs

...department has made screenings more accessible by offering them at fairs and other community events. "There's no acceptable level of STDs, especially among our youth," Walker said. "We really need to keep getting the word out. I think this is a... 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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worried I've got HIV after oral without

Posted by anonymouslad, 6 Replies
...severe(I'm literally in agony as I type this with these pains). These pains could well be nothing nothing to do with a possible std infection. But this along with regularly feeling mildly sick is getting me very worried I'm one of the tiny tiny... Read more »

Poz magazine sanctions that HIV is a gay disease

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Peter Staley formerly of AIDSMEDS (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... Read more »

Condoms: Our most trusted method

Posted by bradford
...for 95 percent of all new HIV infections worldwide. When a person has sex without a condom, they are extremely vulnerable to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). People are dying and many more millions will likely die due to the lack of condom... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...AIDS remains a predominantly heterosexual disease. I'd like to emphasize the implications that African studies on viral load, STDs and circumcision may have in our understanding of HIV transmission (especially female-to-male, which sustains the... Read more »