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What Are The Odds Of Getting A Std

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What are the odds that I will contract HIV from skin rashes/irritation?

Posted by Wesher11, 1 Reply
I had red rashes/skin irritation on my inner thighs and scrotum, and I had sex with this woman with condom, but I worried that her vaginal fluids got on my rashes on my inner thighs and scrotum, if she is HIV+ and the fluids get on my rashes, will I... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If no visible STDs are present after a period of time after possible infection does that mean HIV although possible, is unlikely?

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What are the odds?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had unprotected sex with a female and got the horrible virus Herpes from her, she swore she didn't know she had it. A culture test revealed the virus, I have gotten over that fact and have not had a re-occurance since 3 months. She got tested for... Read more »

what are my odds of being infected???

Posted by eric100, 1 Reply
i had anal sex with another male with a condom when he withdrew the condom stayed inside of me he did not ejaculate what is my risk of hiv. infection? i asked of his status and he assured me he was clean but one never knows and now i can't sleep or... Read more »

Surviving against the odds!!

Posted by pozromance
Well i was in my early 30s around 32 when it struck i had no idea i had got it,till they took me to the hospital saying you have three months left to live i didt even think i would get to my 33rd birthday i had always practiced safe sex and i had no... Read more »
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THis may be an odd question

Dr. Bob,I always practice safe sex and about 1 year ago, while having anal sex,(I was receptive this time) the condom broke. The other guy was negative, but he gave me syphilis. It was not until a scheduled Dr's appt that I found out, and it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Yes, it is possible. Any concurrent infection can raise the HIV viral load. As the viral load goes up, T-cells can come down. The good news is that your syphilis infection has now been diagnosed and adequately treated. Your HIV viral load is... Read more »

Odds for a Top Guy

Dear Ryan,Thanks for your great work, patience and keen insight. Im a gay male who enjoys receiving oral sex from other men (rarely use a condom); I also enjoy being a top and always use a condom- these are really my only practices. Given the...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I think it's great that you are seeing a therapist to talk about your sex life and feelings surrounding that. I encourage you to keep talking with your therapist because it can take some time before you begin to understand yourself and your... Read more »

what are the odds of getting hiv twice

what are the odds of getting a second hiv infection while on medications truveda,norvir and prezesta ...viral load undetectable and cd4 count 1100...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Risk for 2nd HIV infection while on effective darunavir based regimen very low-unlikely to happen unless a resistant virus in the partner and that is very uncommon to darunavir at this point in time. Can still acquire hepatitis B/C, syphilis, HPV,... Read more »

feeling odd, not getting any better:(

hello , ive been feeling weak, fatigue, dizzy, headaches, leg pain joints etc.for almost four weeks and its not getting any better. ive been to the doctor almost three times and ive been told blood work looks good ive been on meds since 2010 and my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Sounds like you need a thorough clinical and mental health assessment. You dont mention which HIV meds (or other meds) you are taking and what other health problems you have (ie blood pressure, diabetes, smoking)--those are relevant to put your... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Relationships Between Perceived STD-Related Stigma, STD-Related Shame and STD Screening Among a Household Sample of Adolescents

Individuals' perceptions of STD-related stigma (negative societal attitudes toward STD infection) and expectations of STD-related shame (negative personal feelings) that would result from a positive test can be important barriers to STD testing.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gen-Probe Gets FDA OK for STD Test

On Tuesday, San Diego-based Gen-Probe Inc. said the Food and Drug Administration had approved the company's Aptima Combo 2 test to be used to screen certain liquid Pap and vaginal swab specimens for chlamydia and gonorrhea. FDA had already approved... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colorado: Fighting the Odds

HIV/AIDS rates have declined among white Colorado residents, but higher rates continue among African-Americans and Latinos. And while men who have sex with men still account for the majority of the state's diagnoses, infections among women are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Eastern Virginia Medical School Is Still at Odds With Norfolk on AIDS Care

Doctors at Eastern Virginia Medical School have rejected the city of Norfolk's latest offer, which they described as unworkable, for treating indigent AIDS patients. On April 11, after months of wrangling over billing methods and other issues, the... Read more »