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Prevention Of Std And Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

...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 development...
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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, Read more »

Vasectomy and HIV/STD's

Can a male who is HIV Positive, who has a had a vasectomy, transmit HIV and other STD's during unprotected sex?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...question. A vasectomy (a form of male sterilization to prevent pregnancy) will not prevent the transmission of HIV, nor other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). So even if you had a vasectomy, you are still capable of transmitting HIV and... Read more »

Can I have HIV from rimming and protected anal sex?

Hi,So a year ago about summer 2006 I met this guy online. I was clean and I asked him if he was clean. He said yes. So I went over and all I did was rim his anus but not for a long time I would say 2 minutes. No oral sex was performed on either...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infected!Regarding rimming, there have been no documented cases of HIV transmission from rimming or getting rimmed. However, other STDs can readily be transmitted this way. Check the archives for additional information. Protected sex is indeed... Read more »

Withdrawal method, STDs, and Pregnancy

Can a guy "pullout" before he ejaculates so it prevents you from getting STD's aids are getting pregnant?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...you are talking about is known as the "withdrawal method". The withdrawal method will not provide adequate protection against Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) including HIV, and you would still be at significant risk of infection! In... Read more »
Articles
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Challenges in Prevention: Should STD and HIV Prevention Be Integrated?

...Institute of Medicine, in its landmark report, "The Hidden Epidemic: Confronting Sexually Transmitted Diseases," challenged the sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention community and its multiple partners to take new steps to address STDs in... 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? The Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institute of Mental Health Multisite Eban HIV/STD Prevention Intervention for African-American HIV Serodiscordant Couples

...comparison. The study's primary outcomes were the promotion of condom-protected intercourse acts and cumulative incidence of STDs (chlamydia, gonorrhea or trichomonas). Data were collected before and after the intervention, and at six and 12... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

STD/HIV Prevention Practices Among Primary Care Clinicians: Risk Assessment, Prevention Counseling, and Testing

... The authors' objective in the current study was to describe current practices of primary care (PC) clinicians for STD/HIV control services, including risk assessment, prevention counseling, and testing. Qualitative interviews were conducted to 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 Read more »

Protected sex!!!! It's making me crazy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Ok, someone explain WHY people are worried about protected sex? If you had protected sex and are worried about getting HIV, then you have major guilt issues with your behavior. So, keep in mind always, protected sex is just that PROTECTED, so stop Read more »

how effective are condoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...if condoms are used properly for gay men in anal sex--how effective do u think they are in preventing hiv and other std's? my friend's doctor told him that they can fail up to 30% of the time but i think she (the doctor) is wong. she is very... Read more »

Condoms are only 85% effective

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...to "Desperate Housewives" tv show, condoms are only 85% effective in preventing pregnancy so I assume the same holds true for HIV infection. Read more »