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Signs Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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new mole

I have a new mole in the region between my leg and my testicle. could this be a symptom of any sexually transmitted disease?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I hate sounding like a broken record, but I really can't tell you what this skin manifestation is or what is causing it. A mole is a mole. As far as I know, moles are not caused by sexually transmitted infections. If you are concerned, go see a... 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 »

A whitehead on the penis?

Dear Ryan,About five years ago, I became involved with this guy intimately. I noticed what looked like a whitehead ( pimple) on the front of the head of the penis. I was with him for a few years and this never went away. After a awhile, I noticed...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
You probably do not have any reason to worry, but why don't you do your best to talk with your doctor about it? I know that it can be difficult and embarassing to talk with someone about your sex life, but doctors are specifically trained to deal... Read more »

Blood Clot On The Penis Head

Hi, I am a male and have being using a vibrator in a shape of a pussy for masturbation. I have been using it for quite a while and had always use it for my own personal use and not sharing with the other. I used it to masturbate again a few days...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Well, it sounds like it is impossible that you had contracted HIV or any other sexually transmitted infection by using a sex toy that you have not shared with others. HIV and STD transmission occurs when you have sexual contact--vaginal, anal, or... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

What Do the Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Look Like?

The following are the some of the symptoms of syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, genital warts, scabies and herpes. Since symptoms can vary from person to person, and since these symptoms can resemble the symptoms of many other illnesses, you CANNOT... Read more »
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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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see ... Read more »
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Older People and HIV

How Many Older People Have AIDS? Why Are Older People Getting Infected? Is HIV Disease Different for Older People? Is HIV the Same in Older People? What Other Health Problems Are Common? Mental Problems The Bottom Line How Many... Read more »
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Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen a lot and Over... Read more »


Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

Pityriasis Rosea

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
is Pityriasis Rosea a skin rash among HIV poz people or is it just a common rash among young people ? can someone please help me Read more »