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Sexually Transmitted Diseases Risk Factors

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The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

Table of Contents Older Women: An Overlooked Group Calling Attention to Transmission and Prevention Getting Tested for HIV HIV began mostly as a disease of young men, but today the epidemic impactspeople of all ages, including older people (age 50 and over). While most newHIV infections are still in younger people, people 50 and older are also beinginfected. Older Women: An Overlooked Group Women over 50 are frequently...
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HIV Risk

Hi,While having unprotected sex with my partner I started bleeding. We are both HIV negative. What is the risk of us contracting the virus from this?Thanks
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are wondering if two HIV-negative folks can give each other HIV because one of you started bleeding??? This extremely illogical concern comes up surprisingly frequently and has become a QTND (question that never dies). See below.Dr. BobIs... Read more »

Risks of unprotected anal sex (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009)

With a negative testing couple, are there any risks of unprotected anal sex? For example, the semen in her rectum or possibly mixing with her blood? Once again, negative testing couple that has only had sex with each other.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Another QTND (question that never dies) and ATNC (answer that never changes). See below.Dr. Bobgay anal sex with two hiv negativesJun 2, 2008 dr bob, i am really worried because my gay friend and i had gay sex and anal! is there any way we can... Read more »

Sexual transmission of Hep C

I noticed in one of your responses to the question of Hep C transmission that you responded that sexual transmission is not common.I live in London and research amongst HIV Positive men refute that and suggets that it is more common between MSM than...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Thank you for your comments. I am sorry you are misinformed. My comments are tailored to the questioner.In my comments to the reader - where the question is regarding sex between a man and a woman - I give the appropriate advice that hepatitis C is... Read more »

i really need help!!!

hii live in a country where girls gut can't have sex before marrige but i had sex with two diffrent guys!i don't feel right but i can't go to a doctor 'cause i'm afraid he'll find out and tell my parents!i 'll try to describe u what i feel:my pussy...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You must seek some kind of medical attention. Your symptoms could be related to a urinary tract infection or caused by some sexually transmitted disease causing symptoms in the vagina or cervix. Without some attention, the symptoms may get worse.MH Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Liver Spot

Sexual Transmission Controversy Michael Marco, TAG's Infections and Oncology Project Director, had his plate full in San Francisco this past February where he doubled up his conference coverage. Along with his dependable insights into the research... 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? The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Older Persons’ Exclusion From Sexually Transmitted Disease Risk-Reduction Clinical Trials

On Monday, Zimbabwean Minister of Health David Parirenyatwa called on HIV/AIDS patients to buy their medicines only from registered pharmacies, clinics, and hospitals. Drug shortages linked to the country's economic crisis have resulted in AIDS... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Use and HIV

How Does Drug Use Relate to HIV? Injection and Infection Access to Clean Needles Drug Use and Unsafe Sex Medications and Drugs The Bottom Line How Does Drug Use Relate to HIV? Drug and alcohol use is a major factor in the spread... Read more »
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Swollen glands

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
So I have noticed that everyone that thinks they are hiv+ have swollen glands or lymph nodes. Personally I have had swollen, sore glands since November and I am at high risk. Is everyone hiv+ or are we just really paranoid? Do all these people with... Read more »

Put to rest

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I tested HIV neg 3 and 6 months after risky encouter. I still fear that I have hiv. It seems my allergies have gotten worse, my bowel habits are real wierd and I have a swollen lymph node in my groin area that is real sore. What can I do to put... Read more »

Too afraid to get tested

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I need someone to help me,by giving an HONEST opinion. Before I go any further, please, do NOT say "Get tested". I simply can not! I get ill just thinking about it. Here is my scenario...over 13 years ago, I had an affair (one night deal) with a... Read more »