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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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STD

hello , i would like to know is STD considered an early stage of AIDS?will STD lead to AIDS?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...preventing the spread of HIV. Persons who are infected with STDs are 2 to 5 times more likely than uninfected persons to acquire HIV infection if exposed to HIV through sex. Also, if a person with HIV is also infected with another STD, that... Read more »

does sodomy create HIV/AIDS?

I guess Im just pretty ignorant because of my super religious parents but, I always thought that unprotected anal sex would somehow 'create' HIV/AIDS. Is this just a wierd misconception? and if I had unprotected anal sex w my bf (and neither of us...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cold can be transmitted through the air if the infected person coughs or sneezes on an uninfected person. Right? OK, check. Sexually transmitted diseases, like the clap or syphilis, can be transmitted when the infected person has unprotected sex... Read more »
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 »
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The Well Project

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents The Basics Some Sexually Transmitted Diseases to Know About Protecting Yourself and Others The Bottom Line The Basics Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), 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 »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pharmacy Workers' Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV Knowledge in Fuzhou, China: Implications for HIV Testing, Treatment and Prevention Strategies

Because pharmacies in China play a special role in providing treatment services for STD-infected patients, the authors identified a need to study the STD and HIV knowledge of retail pharmacy workers. The researchers recruited 200 pharmacy workers... Read more »
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Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...age, sex, race, culture, faith and sexual orientation. Condoms save lives. Condoms can and do prevent HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases. Promoting condoms does not promote sexual activity. Individuals who engage in sex... Read more »

Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... Read more »

learned I coulda been wit someone who is hiv

Posted by neednhelpnok, 2 Replies
I am freaking out. 2 weeks ago it was my brothers birthday and we partied and I became drunk 2 tha point of blackn out. I was with a guy friend whom ive known 4ever and trusted. I havent seen him n a few months and he ended up goin back to my house.... 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 »