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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, that theyget tested for other... Read more »

Sexually Transmitted diseases caught by oral contact

I am thinking about having sex with a new partner. I am very aware of having safe sex and will use a condom. What I am not sure about is oral contact. For example I know that if a person has a cold sore and you have oral sex there is a change of...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Please see Rick's response to "Oral Sex STDs" (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/Hepatitis/Q9311.qna) and my response to "Oral STD risk" (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/Hepatitis/Q21056.qna) for information on... Read more »

HIV and Sjogrens disease = major fatigue??

Dear Dr.:I was diagnosed with HIV in February 2003. Soon after being diagnosed, my doctor also diagnosed me with Sjogren's disease. This is a very uncomfortable disease due to the dryness it causes in my mouth, throat, eyes, and hands. It also...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...Thank you for your post.Fatigue is one of the most common complaints amongst patients in general, with or without HIV or Sjogren's. It can be from many things including any one of a number of medications, chronic medical conditions, which likely... Read more »

Window period and autoimmune disease

I'm suffering from Sjogren's syndrome but I'm not on any medications. Could such an autoimmune disease delay the formation of antibodies to be picked up by an ELISA HIV-test? Thus making the window period longer?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Sjgren's syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which immune cells attack and destroy exocrine glands that produce tears and saliva. Having this condition would not alter the duration of the window period or affect the ability of the body to make... Read more »
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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? Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

What Do the Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Look Like?

...lesions. Some people have an outbreak of sores on a regular basis. Where to get more information about HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases Call the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. You can call them 24 hours a day, seven... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ethnic/Racial Homogeneity and Sexually Transmitted Disease: A Study of 77 Chicago Community Areas

... "Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain an intractable public health problem in the United States," with wide ethnic and racial disparities persisting Read more »
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Men, Women, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

...of discrimination, and social/sexual networks. He went further to discount some perceived causes for the different rates of sexually transmitted diseases among races (i.e., biological susceptibility and differences in sexual behavior). Women, on... Read more »
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Sjogren's Syndrome

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Would having sjogren's syndrome resulting from hiv infection delay hiv window period. Read more »

Sexually transmitted diseases. TB. Hepatitis.

Posted by dsaklad, 1 Reply
...When getting tested it's a good idea to get tested for   a. sexually transmitted diseases,       ... Read more »

By Deb Levine. other sexually transmitted diseases

Posted by don
...By Deb Levine. ...other sexually transmitted diseases http://thriveonline.oxygen.com/sex/experts/delilah/delilah.08-10-01.html?source=sexnewsdaily _____________________________ Read more »

odd diagnois

Posted by lindaluv51, 1 Reply
...strange rash...along with a few other symptoms...went to the doctor..she took one look at the rash an knew exactly what it was..Sjogrens Syndrome (pron. show-grins) She said its prodominately found more in women. I have never heard of it... Read more »