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Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...Microbicides are new products being developed to reduce the spread of HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs). Microbicides could come in many forms, including gels, creams, suppositories, films, lubricants, sponges, or vaginal rings. They could be used in the vagina or rectum. How Would Microbicides Work? Microbicides could work in different ways: Killing or neutralizing germs such as bacteria and viruses. Changing the...
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vaginal transmission of orally aquired std?

If I have aquired Chlamydia, syphilis, herpes, or gonorrhea by giving someone (another male) oral sex - as I think I may have, due to a small leision on my tongue - can I tranmit it through having conventional sex with an uninfected woman, without...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question.Different Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's) are transmitted differentways. If you acquire a systemic STD that is found throughout the body (HIV,Hepatitis B etc.), Read more »

Help! What is My HIV/STD risk from unprotected anal/vaginal sex?

A week and a half ago I went out with someone I did not know and I had too much to drink. We were fooling around and I did not notice the exact moment he penetrated me vaginally from behind until it happened. I enjoyed this and right as I was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You've outlined your risk exposure quite accurately - receptive, unprotected anal and vaginal intercourse with a partner of unknown status but without ejaculation. Yes, you made a mistake when you assumed Mr. Smooth and Read more »

Risk of HIV/STDs from a "hand job"

I am confused. Is it possible to acquire an STD (not just HIV) from a hand job given by a female with no open sores on her hand. Have read some things regarding human papillomovirus(sp?) and herpes that has me confused. Is there any STD that can be...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...your question. Realistically speaking, getting a "hand job" (having someone masturbate you) is very low risk for HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). There would only be a significant risk of infection if someone had a discharge... Read more »

Can you get an STD if you use a condom?

Can a person get an STD if a condom is used at all times and properly during sex?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Condoms, when used correctly during sexual intercourse, are effective against many sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). A condom protects you and your partner from exposure to FLUIDS (like semen, vaginal and anal secretions and blood). A man Read more »
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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. Public Health Service's Office on Women's Health

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) -- Overview

... What Is a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)? How Many People Have STDs? How Do You Get an STD? What Are the Symptoms of STDs? How Do You Get Tested for STDs? Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cook County, Ill., Ranks High in Sexually Transmitted Disease: STD Treatment Costs U.S. Health Care System $16.4 Billion a Year

... New CDC figures show the United States logs 19 million new STD cases each year. Less than half the people who should be screened receive the recommended STD tests, CDC said. If left undiagnosed Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

How Do You Talk To Your Partners About HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)?

...There is no easy answer concerning how to talk to a partner about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Although many people find it easy tohave sex, they find it extremely difficult to talk about it. So how does onebegin? The Read more »
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Protected sex!!!! It's making me crazy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ok, someone 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... Read more »

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has... Read more »

unprotected oral, protected vaginal sex -- HELP

Posted by bluestar, 4 Replies
...down so maybe there was a nick in it with her fingernails? Then she put it back in her mouth for about 30 seconds. Then I had vaginal sex that lasted only a minute or two. When I withdrew the condom was intact, I held it and it had all the cum... Read more »

Condoms are only 85% effective

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
According to "Desperate Housewives" tv show, condoms are only 85% effective in preventing pregnancy so I assume the same holds true for HIV infection. Read more »