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What Are The Major Std's

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: Young People Make Up Majority of STD Cases in Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County is experiencing a rise in STD cases among youth, including a steady number of infections among preteens, some as young as 10, according to the Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH). More than 70 percent of reported 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

Adolescent girls ages 15-19 years had the largest reported number of chlamydia and gonorrhea 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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Risk-Based Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Testing Fails to Detect the Majority of HIV-Infected Persons in Medical Care Settings

In order to assess opportunities for early HIV diagnosis in a comprehensive public health care system, the researchers undertook a retrospective review of patients newly diagnosed with HIV from September 2001 to December 2003. Of 348 patients newly... Read more »
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I have a question about the relative ease of contracting an STD as opposed to HIV. Are my chances easier or harder to contract an STD rather than HIV. Any type of information will be greatly appreciated....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. This is actually a complicated question toanswer, since Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's) are a group of diseases,rather than just one disease. Some STD's are more easily transmitted thanothers.... Read more »

STD cofactors in transmission: how much?

I have read that having an STD other than HIV (such as herpes) greatly increases the risk of actual infection if you are exposed to HIV-infected body fluids. I have also seen claims that if you do NOT have another STD, it's quite difficult to...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. In regards to it being difficult to getHIV if you do not have another STD, this is simply NOT true! The fact is,the majority of persons who became infected with HIV through sexual contact,did NOT have another STD... Read more »

Viral Load, CD4 and CD8 with secondary STD

I was just diagnosed with asymptomatic HIV a week ago. I've seroconverted sometime in the past six months. We have the followup labs back and I'm not too certain what they mean and what I should do next. The viral load is 188,000(bDNA),...
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
Your CD4 count, and therefore your immune system is in pretty good shape. You are not at risk for any serious HIV associate complications at this point. Your CD8 count is minimally elevated and is reflective of your immune system's war with the... 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 »
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Took all the major tests!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Here's my personal story. It's kinda long. If you're interested, I know some if not most can Identify with the feeling. Here goes:

I never knew I would be in this situation. I thought I was better than that. Anyways, last April I was in Mexico for a... Read more »

Tested Negative at 3 months; have major symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Starting in April, i began to feel lightheaded and blurry. I had every test imaginable, some more then once and all came back good. I even had a CT scan done. My doctor recommended STD tests. I immediately went crazy thinking that I could... Read more »

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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in feb of 92 i was hired by a major airline...

Posted by Anonymous
In Feb of 92 I was hired by a major airline with them having full
knowledge of my HIV status. In feb of 95 I had to leave work on
MLA due to complications of AIDS related KS. In January of this
Year my Doctor said I could return to work on a limited... Read more »