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Silent Std

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Fighting a Silent Disease

British health ministers are putting the final touches to a £50 million (US $77.7 million) campaign that will target teenagers and young women under 25 with powerful and witty messages about chlamydia -- "the disease you don't know you have." Pilot... Read more »

News & Views: Let's Get Physical; Cutting Corners on HIV Prevention; the "Silent Epidemic"; and More

HIV News & Views, Aug. 22, 2013 - August 22, 2013 Top Stories at Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription HIV/AIDS BLOG CENTRAL Janine Brignola: The Journey Is the... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Preventing and Controlling Chlamydia -- the Silent STI -- in People With HIV

Table of Contents Introduction Chlamydia Risk Factors in People With and Without HIV How Chlamydia Sets Up Infection and Spreads Chlamydia Raises Risk of HIV Infection and Progression Screening and Testing for Chlamydia: Urine Is Not Enough ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

AIDS- can it be silent?

This is a stupid question, but would you eventually know you have the virus after 2 yrs? would you know? now when you get blood work. would it show up if you have AIDS or do you have to look for it? i just get very curious on stuff like this and...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
HIV infections can indeed be silent. The only way to know is to get tested for HIV. If you go to a healthcare provider and (s)he does not specifically order an HIV test, then you will never know. If your provider takes blood from you and (s)he runs... Read more »

Silent Carrier

A woman I had unprotected sex with has tested HIV negative. She is the only woman I have had unprotected sex with. I have swollen glands and occassional skin ulcers. Is there any need for me to get tested? Is there such a thing as a silent HIV...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
If your partner was in fact HIV negative (as demonstrated by an antibody test performed at least three months after her last exposure), then you are not at risk of getting infected with HIV from sex with her. If you truly want to know your own HIV... Read more »

silent killer

Dear Barbara McGovern, MD, I just have one question. When I read some articles about HBV, while it is true, why do they have to label it as a "silent killer"? It only put more scare to those people who are not infected thus create or...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I understand your perspective for sure. This type of labeling has also been applied to high blood pressure - mostly to get people to get into see their doctors for routine visits and ongoing evaluation. The same is true for liver disease. Most... Read more »

Can infection be totally silent.

Can you become infected with HIV without having the flulike illness that I have always read occurs soon after infection? I've read that is the body's initial attempt to mount a response to the virus, so wouldn't this always occur? I...
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
Most people who present acutely, have some kind of symptoms, which are very variable between people. However, as time goes by, those that are discovered to be positive later, in most cases cannot remember any symptoms or illness.MH... Read more »
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A pos test for HIV, STD could mean another STD too

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you've tested positive for AIDS HIV or an STD it could mean there's another STD too. Get the standard STD clinic tests from a medical center clinic or your doctor.

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STD testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How long do I have to wait to test for other STD's besides HIV?

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STD question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hey does anyone know if a guy can get a STD (not HIV) from receiving unprotected oral sex. How about woman licking the guy's anal? Can the guy get a STD that way? Read more »