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Std And Hiv Carriers

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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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difference between hep b test and hiv test

I have hepatitus b. I maybe somewhat like a carrier since I have never had any symptoms. My question is what does the hepatitus b testing reveal about other std's and hiv. From the hepatitus b test results alone can you determine if you have or...
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
...No, you need a specific HIV blood test to determine whether you have HIV infection. Read more »

chronic HBV carrier infected with hiv

dear Dr.,As a chronic hbv carrier, if i'm infected with hiv, can hbv delay hiv seroconversion. 3 months still negative
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I would be much more concerned about delayed seroconversion in the setting of acute HBV infection - not a chronic carrier state. 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, Read more »

HIV Carrier

How can you become a carrier of hiv and can you pass it to others. Does testing HIV positive/negative mean you have it or are a carrier?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...If someone is HIV positive, then they can pass on the virus. We generally don't use the "carrier" definition, since all persons who are HIV+ have the potential to transmit the virus, though some more than others. BY Read more »
Articles
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 »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Diagnoses and Mental Health Disparities Among Women Who Have Sex With Women Screened at an Urban Community Health Center, Boston, Mass., 2007

...have sex with men only (WSM)," the authors wrote. However, there is limited research on these indicators in conjunction with STDs and WSW sexual health. From July to December 2007, a retrospective chart review was performed on all female... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cook County, Ill., Ranks High in Sexually Transmitted Disease: STD Treatment Costs U.S. Health Care System $16.4 Billion a Year

...than half the people who should be screened receive the recommended STD tests, CDC said. If left undiagnosed and untreated, STDs raise the risk of HIV infection. The report found large racial disparities in STD rates, reflecting a range of... Read more »
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Possible HIV infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...stomach, and pain in my upper groin area. My lymph glands in my neck are not swollen. My doctor has checked for all of the usual STD's and everything is negative. He seems to think that it is all in my head. I would love to believe that's the... Read more »

DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THIS WORKS????

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Navigation What is Freedom Lubricant? Freedom Lubricant is an anti-viral sexual lubricant that helps to prevent transmission of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Although many microbicidal lubricants are under development, Freedom Lube is... Read more »

Could I get HIV/STD from random people's drinks?

Posted by jacko2217, 2 Replies
...poured out some people's unfinished drinks into my glass to drink with myself and some friends. Do this put me at risk for HIV, STDs or anything else? I'm thinking about gettin tested, just as an afterthought. Read more »

Unprotected hetero sex. Likely STD, HIV? HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...test(Total=3 after test). I have no real symptoms but I can't get the thought out of my head that I may have caught something, HIV freaking me out the most. I know that testing is the only way to know for sure, but should I be driving myself... Read more »