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Origins Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist addition to a skin test to look for latent TB infection. Urinalysis: Looks for protein, sugar, or signs of infection in your urine. Test at baseline and if you are taking medications that affect the kidneys. Tests for Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Test at baseline and at least once a year, or if you have symptoms. Syphilis blood test Gonorrhea urine test for men; urine tests or vaginal swabs for women; throat and/or anal...
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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 »

Sexually Transmitted diseases caught by oral contact

I am thinking about having sex with a new partner. I am very aware of having safe sex and will use a condom. What I am not sure about is oral contact. For example I know that if a person has a cold sore and you have oral sex there is a change of...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Please see Rick's response to "Oral Sex STDs" ( and my response to "Oral STD risk" ( for information on... Read more »

cdc figures not scientificially based acc. hopkins institute

Hello dear DR. Bob! As a regular visitor to your website I noticed you follow the CDC guidelines or take them as reference; a specific question asked at the johns hopkins patientforum about the reliability of those often quoted figures was answered...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.Please note when I quote these statistics, I always note that they are an "ESTIMATED per-episode risk." Estimates by definition are based on assumptions. Personally I would prefer just to advise folks that their risk is either high or low.... Read more »


Dr. Rick, Are there over-the-counter vagicides/spermides that willde-activate/kill the HIV Virus and other STDs. I read somewhere that testingwas being conducted. Thanks
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...uselubricants and other products containing that spermicide. There arelubricants sold on the market that do not contain spermicides (original K-Yis a good example of a lubricant without spermicides). Even if a spermicideis not used, as long as... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the United States, 2008

...Racial Disparities Persist Across All Reportable STDs Intensified Efforts Needed to Reduce Toll of STDs References Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain a major public health challenge in the United States. CDC estimates that there... Read more »
The Well Project

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents The Basics Some Sexually Transmitted Diseases to Know About Protecting Yourself and Others The Bottom Line The Basics Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...HIV Impacts Specific STDs Do STD Programs Influence HIV Rates? STD-HIV Recommendations Resources Selected Sources Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), formerly known as venereal diseases, are diseases that are spread from... Read more »
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? Read more »
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Sexually transmitted diseases. TB. Hepatitis.

Posted by dsaklad, 1 Reply
...When getting tested it's a good idea to get tested for   a. sexually transmitted diseases,       ... Read more »

By Deb Levine. other sexually transmitted diseases

Posted by don
...By Deb Levine. ...other sexually transmitted diseases _____________________________ Read more »

Worried over oral?....Why?

Posted by Jackie__Blue
...0.5 per 10,000 exposures, or 1 per 20,000 exposures. I then went to the original source they cited, the Varghese paper from Sexually Transmitted Diseases, to see where this number came from, since it was news to me. The authors state "Although... Read more »

New Disease - Be Ware !!

Posted by Survivor, 3 Replies
...theocracy, categorical all-or-nothing behavior. Naturalists and epidemiologists are amazed at how this destructive disease originated only a few years ago from a bush found in Texas Read more »