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Does nipple licking & sucking cause mouth sore or any STD

Hello Doc,I went to a massage parlor 8 days ago. The lady offered me a hand job. She cleaned my hand with hand sanitizer and then I licked her nipple and sucked (very mild) her breast for couple of minutes. That's it..After 36 hours of this...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:To my knowledge, the only risk from nipple licking would be if she was lactating. Breast milk can transmit HIV, although in a case like this it would be highly unlikely for transmission to occur. Transmission through breast milk is... Read more »

What about STD's? (MUTUAL MASTURBATION, STD RISK)

Dear Dr. Bob:I love you and your forum and am grateful for your truthful and candid answers; your... Read more »

CAN I GIVE MYSELF AN STD (QTND: CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF AN STD BY MASTURBATION, 2008)

I am 22 years old. I have been masturbating since the age of 13. I never had sex with anyone.... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington: Public Health Shifts STD Focus From Testing to Tracking

Due to budget cuts caused by the recession, the Snohomish Health District's clinic in Everett advises that "STD clinic services are no longer available." The STD clinic used to offer testing and treatment, but now SHD has placed its hopes on private... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

First Cases of Rare STD Reported Among MSM in United Kingdom

The first cases of a rare sexually transmitted disease called lymphogranuloma venereum, or LGV, have been reported in the United Kingdom, with health officials reporting 34 cases among men who have unprotected sex with men by mid-February, according... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA Cracks Down on Sale of Bogus STD Cures

In a joint effort announced Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said they had ordered 11 companies to stop selling fake STD cures or face criminal action. The targeted products include Medavir, Herpaflor,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Editorial Commends Washington D.C.'s STD Testing Initiative in High Schools

"The statistics behind" Washington D.C.'s expanded effort to offer voluntarily, confidential testing for sexually transmitted diseases in high schools "show why it is necessary," a Washington Post editorial states. "Of the 3,000 students at... Read more »
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STD PERSISTENCE

Posted by Anonymous
If you contracted STD's such as Chlamydia, Gonnorea, how long do they persist for during an outbreak? And they say it causes penis pain, well, does that mean the penis hurts every minute? or just once in a while.

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STD to HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
I was just wondering about the percentage on having an STD --how bad is the chance of being HIV+?? I'm worried cause i had chlamydia and took the medication to make me all better...but is it for sure about curing me? And also...i read that i had a... Read more »

STD

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Just a general question here, hope someone can help. If a person were to have a history of STDs, yet used a condom during sex, are they at risk for contracting HIV? Thanks any any replies.

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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 »