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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea

...a pregnant woman and her baby? How is gonorrhea diagnosed? What is the treatment for gonorrhea? How can gonorrhea be prevented? Where can I get more information? Sources What is gonorrhea? Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Gonorrhea is caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae , a bacterium that can grow and multiply easily in the warm, moist areas of the reproductive tract, including the cervix (opening to the...
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Accuracy of std-hiv testing

Dear Rick, I would like to know how accurate both std and hiv testing is for males. I had two rounds of tests done because i was experiencing very minor pain in the groin/seat when sitting. The tests included having blood and swab cultures taken and...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...concerned about. Therefore, this would indicate that any symptoms you may be having would bedue to other causes, not HIV or other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's).If you have any further questions, please feel free to call the Centers for... Read more »

Canadian Oral Sex Guidelines

Why do we keep hearing that "oral sex is safe in Canada"? Meaning, presumably, that certain Canadian authorities have not placed it on their list of risky behaviors.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...unprotected vaginal/anal sex. This is a very short-sighted and potentially harmful approach at prevention of HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's). The following will discuss why oral sex can be risky and how one can protect... Read more »

How does STD transmits?

Thanks alot for this forum. You are really doing a great job in educating us. I believe after reading all the questions and answers, I feel comfortable in how to protect myself against HIV (by using the condoms correctly). However, transmission of...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...sexual. Many of their similarities end there.Condoms, when used correctly during sexual intercourse, are effective against many sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). A condom protects you and your partner from exposure to FLUIDS (like semen,... Read more »

Risk of Transmission after Testing HIV negative

Is it possible for a person to have been recently infected, and thereforetest negative for HIV infection, but then at the same time transmit the virusto another person?? In other words, if my partner and I get testing and bothtest negative, can we...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...infected. However, before of you stop using condoms, remember that a person can beuninfected with HIV, but still have other Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STD's). The only time unprotected sex is safe, is if BOTH partners testnegative for HIV... Read more »
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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. Food and Drug Administration

Chlamydia's Quick Cure

...Anna Lange (not her real name) had no symptoms when she went to a Wake County, N.C., sexually transmitted diseases clinic earlier this year to pick up her birth control pills. But a routine test revealed that the 20-year-old Lange had chlamydia. 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

... New CDC figures show the United States logs 19 million new STD cases each year. Less than half the people who should be screened receive the recommended STD tests, CDC said. If left undiagnosed Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

North Carolina: Teens Offer Views on Prevalence of STDs

..."Thanks to a recent federal study, it is almost common knowledge that at least one in four American teenage girls has one or more sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). "As a teen, I have some ideas about how these statistics came to be. But... Read more »
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sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has... Read more »

after exposure???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...hi. i was wondering. it takes 12 weeks to test for HIV but what about other STD's? How long after exposure will it take for common std's to show up on a screening. thank you for your help. i guess i'm just Read more »

afraid...plese answer

Posted by Adioatticus, 2 Replies
...now, i am a virgin and 14... and my girlfriend is the same... i am afraid of getting stds and aids and stuff...we both have done nothing really...and i only have fingers a girl before... and i was wondering, is there Read more »

im so terrified

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
6 weeks ago i had a grinding experience, i have read the facts and know the low chances of hiv, but in the 3 week i developed a sore throat and lymphnodes swelling in my groin. This is what has me petrified. Teh pain only lasted 3 days, but after... Read more »