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What Does It Involve When Getting Tested For Hiv And Stds

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Getting Heterosexual Black Men Involved in HIV Prevention, Part 1

Read any report on HIV in black America, attend any HIV conference or look up at an HIV prevention billboard and it's clear who is most impacted by this epidemic in the U.S.: black men who have sex with men (MSM) and black heterosexual women.... Read more »
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Getting Heterosexual Black Men Involved in HIV Prevention, Part 2

Read any report on HIV in black America, attend any HIV conference or look up at an HIV prevention billboard and it's clear who is most impacted by this epidemic in the U.S.: black men who have sex with men (MSM) and black heterosexual women.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Fifth Annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Urges African Americans to "Get Tested, Get Educated, Get Involved"

Monday, Feb. 7, marks the fifth annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day , which is sponsored by the Community Capacity Building Coalition, a consortium of national minority-focused groups supported by CDC through the National Minority AIDS... Read more »
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Can using Vaseline prevent getting HIV and other STDs?

Another guy I met on AOL (America Online) wanted bareback me using his discovered lubrication method. He uses a dildo and very large amounts of vaseline to coat the rectal lining to 'seal' the pores. Following that he uses a vaginal...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. Barebacking is having unprotected anal intercourse, and is most often used in reference to Gay men having unprotected anal intercourse. Using Vaseline this way will NOT provide adequate protection against HIV and... Read more »

Which STDs are you most likely to get?

QUESTION #1: I find your response regarding more than one STD rather interesting. Along that same line---in a similar situation--Say the female had the full package of STD's. Are certain STD's more infectious than others? For...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your questions. If a person has one STD, they may be exposed to other STDs at the same time. Some STDs are easier to get than others, but there is no absolute or simple hierarchy (ordered list) as to which STDs you will get and which... Read more »

Better HIV tests? Get Involved!

Dear Dr. Holodnyi: This note is only peripherally about viral load testing,for which I apologize, but I hope that you will finish reading it (it's very long, sorry) and post it anyway if it seems like it may be helpful to others. (I wrote...
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
Consider it posted.MH... Read more »

HIV Prevention-Get Tested

Dr. Bob: Hello from Kansas. I've written before about some of the questions from your readers. I have to say the majority of people have legitimate questions/concerns. I wonder how many of your readers have been educated about sex vis a vie...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Lindsey,The questioners who write in with little or no scientific knowledge about STDs, STD prevention, HIV transmission, etc. are usually easy to spot and chances are they were either home schooled or a victim of abstinence-only sex education.... Read more »
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Testing for AIDS HIV and other STDs

Posted by Anonymous
Getting tested for the standard STD clinic tests works better than just getting one test because the tests are cross indicators. Often people with an STD have more than one infection.


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Were your tests for STDs, AIDS, TB and hepatitis?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Were your tests for STDs, AIDS, TB and hepatitis?...


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Getting tested together first. Getting tested now.

Posted by don
Both you and your potential sex partner can get tested together first
before beginning the sexual component of the relationship.
The strategy reduces a great deal of ambiguity.

You, yourself can get tested today, now. Test results reduce ambiguity
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Am I infetcted.. not hiv.. but other STDs though..

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
First of all, I know this is an HIV site, but the description for this forum included worries about STDs.


I had gotten tested for HIV 12 weeks after, I am negative (which is great because I was really stressing).

So, about 3 weeks ago, I started... Read more »