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Planned Parenthood On Std's

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention 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 development...
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at risk with mutal maturbation? fact or fiction?

hi, i'm glad u have this sort of website because it has answered a ton of my questions. i haven't had sexual relations in a while and techinically i'm still a virgin. i haven't had anal, given oral, or kissed anyone (expect girls). back in the...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services has an obligation to maintain your privacy and confidentiality. If you don't trust him or her, try calling up Planned Parenthood to find an STD clinic nearest you.RMK Read more »

Which doctor to go to?

Rick, what type of doctor should we go to if we suspect an STD? Should it be a general practitioner, a doctor of infectious diseases or some place like planned parenthood? Thanks.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...(STD's). Often a general practitioner will be able to diagnose anSTD. Also, public health departments and clinics like Planned Parenthood canalso diagnose most STD's. For most STD's, one does not have to go to aninfectious disease specialist.... Read more »


Is there any STDs that can be transmitted via toilet seats?Please answer, to put some of my fears to rest. I fear that I can be infected with certain STDS such as Hepatitis, syphillis, as well and especially HIV, etc from using a public toilet the...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...transmitted. Using a public toilet and having sex are not the same thing. Still have doubts? Please contact your local Planned Parenthood and have a workup for STD's to put your fears to rest. Read more »

Can you get an STD if you use a condom?

Can a person get an STD if a condom is used at all times and properly during sex?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Condoms, when used correctly during sexual intercourse, are effective against many sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). A condom protects you and your partner from exposure to FLUIDS (like semen, vaginal and anal secretions and blood). A man Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Alliance Encourages Students to Keep Safe

... Marking National Condom Week, members of the GLASA at CSU recently partnered with Planned Parenthood for an STD awareness event that saw almost 1,000 condoms distributed to students. During the outreach, GLASA volunteers staffed Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Louisiana: Campaign Urges Testing

...the return of the award-winning campaign "GYT: Get Yourself Talking, Get Yourself Tested." Co-sponsored by MTV, CDC, Planned Parenthood, and the Kaiser Family Foundation. GYT encourages young people to start conversations about STDs with partners... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

North Carolina: Teens Offer Views on Prevalence of STDs

..."Thanks to a recent federal study, it is almost common knowledge that at least one in four American teenage girls has one or more sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). "As a teen, I have some ideas about how these statistics came to be. But... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Time for Talk, Tests on STDs

... "Many Americans were shocked in 2008 when [CDC] announced that at least one in four teenage girls has a sexually transmitted disease. According to the Guttmacher Institute, the direct medical cost in the United States for treatment of STDs is... Read more »
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sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has... Read more »

hey cougar.. a question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
since i've read that youve had clamydia (sp), how long did you leave it untreated for and when did these symptoms like ars arise? i'm now considering that this may be the cause of all the ars symptoms i have... i should get tested but there is that... Read more »

To Ny_Gal or others about std

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Dear NY_GAL I took a gonnorea clymidia test at a Planned Parenthood in another state other than NY where you work. It was a urine test. The results negative I called to repeat the test and they Read more »

scared of symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I am very scared. Here are the symptoms I am having. Can you PLEASE tell me if you think they are related to HIV or another STD as i am not able to see a doctor right now. Thank you! Symptoms: -Light, itchy splotchy red rash on inner theighs... Read more »