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Reducing The Risk Of Stds

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

South African inventor Sonette Ehlers on Wednesday unveiled a new device that, when worn inside a woman's body like a tampon, hooks onto a man's penis during intercourse, and is intended to deter sexual assault and rape, Reuters reports. The device... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Routine Brief Risk-Reduction Counseling With Biannual STD Testing Reduces STD Incidence Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men in Care

The 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 »
Infectious Diseases in Corrections Report

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

The results of the START Study, a randomized controlled trial of interventions to reduce HIV/STD risk behaviors among 522 young men being released from prison in four states (California, Mississippi, Rhode Island and Wisconsin), were recently... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Massage parlour Visit & HIV, Stds Risk (Need Help!)

Hi Dr CordovaI just visited massage parlour yesterday. I am naked with condom on and she only wearing underwear. We hug and I kissed and I sucked her breast on her bed. She does perform oral for me with my condom on.I do French kiss too. I did touch...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi 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 »

Reducing your risk besides using condoms

i am a girl and its my first time having sex,besides a condom how much more careful can i be from getting pregnant or getting an STD.what do i tell my partner ?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. 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 »

pep after 43 hours can reduce my risk ?

hi , im from turkey and near two days was i had a anal sex with a escort woman and during relation my condom is displaced . today i gone to social security hospital and they started the pep with kaletra and truvada , i started to take them after 43...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
PEP 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 »

HIV and STDs

Hi there...Thanks for all your great advice. I've been HIV positive for for years. I found out shortly after seroconverting and started meds soon after. My cd4 have been over 850 and viral load undetectable since going on meds. Emotionally it...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello 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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Assess Your Risk for HIV and Other STDs

Posted by bartleby, 1 Reply
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Possible exposure to HIV/STDS?

Posted by James3, 1 Reply
Possible 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 »

stds are more likely than hiv? correct me plz

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
my 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 »

STDs in Insertive Oral Sex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,

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 »