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Reducing The Risk Of Stds

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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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Known Positive, Though Undetectable Partner, Oral Sex Slip-up: Risky Encounter? (ORAL SEX AND HIV/STD RISK, 2010)

A few weeks ago I hooked up with a guy I met online; he did not reveal his status on his profile. He told me later that, because of this, he assumed that I assumed he was positive - which in fact he was. I foolishly did not notice or ask. However, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that of anal or vaginal sex, numerous studies have demonstrated that oral sex can result in the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Abstaining from oral, anal, and vaginal sex altogether or having sex only with a... Read more »

Why do your answers contradict

Hi Dr. RobertI am a frequent browser of your Q&A's along with the ones at MedHelp regarding safe sex. From a HIV standpoint all the doctors at medhelp state that oral sex has no risk from HIV but only a theoretical risk when in reality nobody has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that of anal or vaginal sex, numerous studies have demonstrated that oral sex can result in the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Abstaining from oral, anal, and vaginal sex altogether or having sex only with a... 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 »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South African Anti-Rape Condom Could Reduce Risk of Pregnancy, HIV, STDs

...highest rate of sexual assault in the world. The device also could reduce the risk of pregnancy or infection with HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases by acting as a female condom, according to Ehlers (Reuters, 8/31). She said the device... Read more »
Infectious Diseases in Corrections Report

Spotlight: Interventions to Reduce HIV and STD Transmission Risk Behaviors Following Prison Release

...this population is that many of the men had already reduced their risk with their non-main partners and that the highest levels of risk were observed with main partners. So, I think in part what's happening here is that the enhanced intervention... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Correctly Used Condoms Do Reduce STD Risk

...STDs are particularly common among this group," the researchers found. "Thus, aggressive condom promotion must remain a key to reducing STDs and HIV." Over 40 percent of teens who said they used condoms said they start sex without a condom and... Read more »
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Condoms are only 85% effective

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
According 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 »

condon broke... what are the risk?

Posted by caliztony, 3 Replies
...it was to late (we already finish the climax) I have been undetectable with CD4 on the 600 for at least 2 years. what is the risk that I had infected him? How long should we wait for him to get tested and be sure? Can I infect someone if I am... Read more »

Unprotected oral is not risk-free!

Posted by SuperAnxious, 4 Replies
...putting a condom(whole and non broken) on before engage in oral sex can practically reduce HIV risk to zero? The statistic puts risk of HIV transmission of oral sex to 1 to 10,000. However that doesn't mean it takes 10,000 unprotected oral sex... Read more »

DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THIS WORKS????

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Navigation What is Freedom Lubricant? Freedom Lubricant is an anti-viral sexual lubricant that helps to prevent transmission of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Although many microbicidal lubricants are under development, Freedom Lube is... Read more »