Reducing The Risk Of Stds
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Routine Brief Risk-Reduction Counseling With Biannual STD Testing Reduces STD Incidence Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men in CareThe researchers evaluated whether routine, twice-yearly STD testing, together with brief risk-reduction counseling, reduces STD incidence and high-risk behaviors. The SUN study is a prospective, observational HIV cohort study carried out in four US... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware NetworkHi there:Syphilis is transmitted via skin-to-skin contact. Using a condom reduces the likelihood of transmission, but does not eliminate it. HIV and other STD's such as Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are transmitted via bodily fluids. Using a condom... Read more »
Nevada State Health Division AIDS ProgramHi. Thank you for your question. Besides using condoms, there are a number of different ways to reduce your risk for STDs (including HIV) and unwanted pregnancies. These include:1) Postponing sex. Have sex when you are ready to have sex, and... Read more »
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillPEP works to prevent HIV and the sooner it is started, the better. 43 hours is better than 72 hours.It is hard to assess your risk but this encounter sounds somewhat risky given the anal sex. I would not worry about the licking.Complete the PEP... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESHello and thanks for posting.STDs are not a great thing in general but most are very treatable and don't pose significant risks to your HIV health. You've not mentioned whether you use condoms or not for your liaisons, so I'll... Read more »
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Posted by bartleby, 1 ReplyAnswer this anonymous questionnaire to discover your level of HIV risk.
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Posted by James3, 1 ReplyPossible HIV/STD exposure
Hello everyone, I was in a situation recently that has given me some concern about possible HIV/STD exposure.
I am a male, always been with women but decided I wanted to try something with another guy. I met him online, and... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 Repliesmy dr told me this, yet i didn't believe him you have a 80-100% chance of getting an std. from a female as opposed to hiv. wow that kinda makes a person feel better. as i haven't had an std. in the archives i found that, men that have sex only... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesHi,
I had an unprotected Insertive Oral Sex for a while. I want to know what STDs can transmit in this way.
I have been told that SALIVA does not transmit HIV. But can it transmit other STD...What are they and how dangerous they can be.
I have sore... Read more »
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