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Teenagers And Std's

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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...
Ask the Experts

CAN I GIVE MYSELF AN STD (QTND: CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF AN STD BY MASTURBATION, 2008)

I am 22 years old. I have been masturbating since the age of 13. I never had sex with anyone. Could I have contracted HIV? Is is possible to get HIV through masturbating when i have small cut or wound on my penis
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...But why are you worried about STDs? Do you think your pillow has been cheating on you by humping with other hotties? STDs are sexually transmitted diseases whereby an infected person transmits the disease to an uninfected person. So if you're the... Read more »

unwashed clothes (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF AN STD BY MASTURBATION)

what will happen if the clothes, blankets,etc.. are not washed after the ejaculation. is the semen left on the clothes and remained unwashed produces any infections
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...But why are you worried about STDs? Do you think your pillow has been cheating on you by humping with other hotties? STDs are sexually transmitted diseases whereby an infected person transmits the disease to an uninfected person. So if you're the... Read more »

Does self sodomy cause AIDS?

How many times do you need to have had anal sex before you contract AIDS? I have never done that kind of depraved act before, but some of my friends, about 16 to 18 years old have started using their fingers and other things to sodomise themselves....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that "self sodomy" causes AIDS, because it doesn't exist. You can't possibly give yourself a germ (HIV) that you don't have! A sexually transmitted disease (STD), such as HIV or syphilis or gonorrhea, is transmitted from an infected partner to an... Read more »

Condom use among American teenagers

My question is how many teens between the ages of 15 and 19 use condoms as a prevetion method from STD's
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...question.Every year, there are 15 million cases of STDs in the United States alone, and 25% of cases these cases occur among teens and adolescents. That means that there are many teens who are not using condoms (otherwise, they would not have... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sacramento Mobile Health Care Van Offers Teenagers Free STD Tests, Information

...as Care-A-Van -- that offers teenagers at some schools and people at area homeless shelters testing for and information about sexually transmitted diseases at no cost, the Sacramento Bee reports. The program offers urine tests for chlamydia... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Report Finds Adolescent Girls Continue to Bear a Major Burden of Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases

...cases (409,531) when compared to any other age group, followed closely by women ages 20-24, according to an annual report on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report finds... 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

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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Remembering Ryan White

Posted by Jackie__Blue
...AIDS/STD Prevention DATE: March 29, 2010 RE: Remembering Ryan White ___________________ Ryan White, an Indiana rural teenager, died of AIDS 20 years ago, April 8,1990, at age 18. In honor of his enduring legacy, the Rural Center for... 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 »

Telling my teenager

Posted by pecanqtee, 4 Replies
I have been living with HIV for almost 3 years. The only people who know my status are my mother, her husband, my aunt, my best friend, and my partner. I am the mother of a wonderful 15 year old son and sister to a fantastic younger brother. I... Read more »

Poz magazine sanctions that HIV is a gay disease

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Peter Staley formerly of AIDSMEDS (now owned by Poz Magazine) agrees with the new LA Public Service Announcements that stress HIV is a gay disease. Here is the article that critizes these ads. HIV Ads Embrace, and Stun, Audience By Sharon... Read more »