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What Are The Major Std's

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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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HIV vs. STD

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. The STD's Read more »

How common is this STD?

Hello, I read on here about lymphogranuloma venereum desease. I am curious how easy this is to get in America? I read you can catch it from oral, "I assume in giving oral or receiving". Not saying I got this, but in May or June I got a BJ and a few...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that addresses this topic. Dr. Bob Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV) June 19, 2006 Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is a systemic, sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a type of Chlamydia trachomatis (serovars L1, L2, or L3) that rarely occurs... Read more »

Protected Sex With Prostitute,Scared of STDS!

Hi Dr.Bob.I recently attended a bachelor party where I got very drunk and against my better judgement had sex with a hooker.Of course I used a latex condom,but still I'm petrified I may have caught something! Especially since 2 days later I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...disease??? Where did you read that? The Sunday church bulletin? A properly used latex condom will prevent the vast majority of STD's. Sore inner thighs are not a symptom or precursor to any STD. Maybe you strained a muscle while thrusting or... 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 »
Articles
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 Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Is Hepatitis C Virus Going to Become a Major STD?

...Congress on Drug Therapy in HIV Infection 17-21 November 2002, Glasgow, Scotland Rates of unsafe sex and, not surprisingly, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are increasing in Western Europe and North America. British researchers have done a... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Issues Major New Report on STD Epidemics

...to a new report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The statistics on gonorrhea and other STDs are detailed in CDC's biennial report, "Tracking the Hidden Epidemics: Trends in STDs in the United States,"... Read more »
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Protected sex!!!! It's making me crazy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...explain WHY people are worried about protected sex? If you had protected sex and are worried about getting HIV, then you have major guilt issues with your behavior. So, keep in mind always, protected sex is just that PROTECTED, so stop the... Read more »

Is the HIV counselor a whacko

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...or so. I told my girlfriend immeadiately and she was understanding and forgave me. Since then, Ive been tested for the major STD's and all are negative. I had a pain in my throat (pin pointable) about a week or two after exposure. I had a white... Read more »

Poz magazine sanctions that HIV is a gay disease

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...come forward. So much attention is being paid to minority women and others who are at risk that gay men who still make up the majority of those infected in the United States and Western Europe have developed a false sense of security, backers... Read more »

Condoms: Our most trusted method

Posted by bradford
...for 95 percent of all new HIV infections worldwide. When a person has sex without a condom, they are extremely vulnerable to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). People are dying and many more millions will likely die due to the lack of condom... Read more »