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What Are The Main Ways Of Getting Std's

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maine: Portland Gets in Some Kicks for Health

On July 16, Portland's annual Latino Soccer Tournament drew a crowd of hundreds and helped raise awareness of city health services in the Hispanic community, especially among those who do not speak English. The tournament has become popular with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maine: Center to Provide Women's HIV/STD Testing

In recognition of Thursday's designation as National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Western Maine Community Action Health Services of Norway will offer free HIV and STD testing to all females on March 8, 10 and 11 at its facility at 9... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maine: STD Clinic Holds Presentation on Statistics in Bangor Region

On Tuesday, members of the Bangor City Council's government operations committee were briefed on STDs in the region for the one-year period ending last November. Department Director Shawn Yardley and public health nurse Patty Hamilton said the... Read more »
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chances of getting hiv or any std??

I inserted finger in vagaina nd it was wet but she had no orgasms after 5 minutes i had washed my penis nd rubbed the head of my penis.. I didnt have any cuts nd wounds on my,, fingers nd not even on my penis.. There is no sex inbolved,, ...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,It doesn't sound like there was any risk from the situation. There wasn't a sufficient way for HIV to get inside of your body since there weren't any openings on your finger.Hope this helps!Erik... Read more »

Which STD tests to get?

I appreciate your candor and humor very much. It's helped me through these past couple of very stressful months. I'd like to donate to your foundation. Is it possible to use a credit card? Here's my story: I slept with 8 women in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Stressed in Asia,The HIV risk from the activities you describe, including the condom fumbling, is minimal to nonexistent.Your STD risk is similarly very low. A basic STD screen for sexually active folks includes: throat testing for gonorrhea,... Read more »

nonoxynol-9 increased the chance of getting STD ?

Hello Dr. Bob !I have a question : Does nonoxynol-9 condoms allow transmission of viruses ??? How can i know if a sexworker use a condom witout N-9 or with it ?Sexworker could also use lambskin condoms... How can i protect myself, cause i can not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Nonoxynol-9 can cause inflammation of mucous membranes, which can in turn facilitate HIV infection. (See below.)You can protect yourself by supplying your own latex or polyurethane condom. If your sex worker supplies the condom, it's... Read more »

I bagged it for the main part. Donation out shortly

Dr. BobI had sex with a high risk person protected (condem did not break) and had unprotected insertive oral sex. About two weeks later I had all the symptoms including high fever. I know you say this is extremely low risk but is there really any...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Why do I say that unprotected insertive oral sex has an extremely low risk for HIV transmission? Well, the primary reason is that unprotected insertive oral sex has an extremely low risk for HIV transmission. That's why!Large clinical... Read more »
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Maine

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Hiv + since 1984,looking to correspond with other hiv gay men Read more »

STD's without sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is there any way to get an std without sex or sexual contact?(probably a stupid question.)


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STD

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is contracting Hep B similar to contracting HIV? I got semen on unbroken skin. I'm wondering if I'm at risk for Hep B. I tried asking my question on the Hep forum but got no response from the Doc. Thanks

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STD

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a question that i need an answer to. My ex-boyfriend just called me and told me that he had an infection in his balls. He said they were burning and they hurt really bad. He said that the doctor said the ONLY way he could have contracted... Read more »