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What Does It Mean When You Have A Discharge But No Std

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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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Known Positive, Though Undetectable Partner, Oral Sex Slip-up: Risky Encounter? (ORAL SEX AND HIV/STD RISK, 2010)

A few weeks ago I hooked up with a guy I met online; he did not reveal his status on his profile. He told me later that, because of this, he assumed that I assumed he was positive - which in fact he was. I foolishly did not notice or ask. However, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that of anal or vaginal sex, numerous studies have demonstrated that oral sex can result in the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Abstaining from oral, anal, and vaginal sex altogether or having sex only with a... 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 »

What does the gram stain test for exactly?

Does the gram stain test only for gonorrhea or chlamydia or other sexually transmitted diseases? My result said "no organisms found,no pus cells,occasional squamous epithelial cells found? advice
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...typical gram stain of a penile discharge will test just for gonorrhea. It does NOT test for chlamydia or syphilis or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).Both chlamydia and syphilis are tested for by other tests. In the case of syphilis,... 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 »
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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 »
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. Food and Drug Administration

Chlamydia's Quick Cure

...Anna Lange (not her real name) had no symptoms when she went to a Wake County, N.C., sexually transmitted diseases clinic earlier this year to pick up her birth control pills. But a routine test revealed that the 20-year-old Lange had chlamydia. 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

...than half the people who should be screened receive the recommended STD tests, CDC said. If left undiagnosed and untreated, STDs raise the risk of HIV infection. The report found large racial disparities in STD rates, reflecting a range of... Read more »
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What can this be?

Posted by bake23, 2 Replies
...a condom to get aroused again. Once aroused I put on a new condom and finished the sex act. 3 days later, I noticed a white discharge from my penis (especially in the morning) and slight discharge throughout the day. I also feel something is... Read more »

precum or discharge

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...how to tell if it's precum or a discharge? i've heard some STD have clear discharge, so how to tell? Read more »

Do I Have an STD from oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have an STD or is this just from compulsive masturbation? Keep in mind Im still a virgin and it doesn't burn when I pee or discharge. Thank u Read more »

worried, please respond

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...not have HIV ( tested negative at 5.5 months). However, i recently told my fiance of my past and she told me she has a strange discharge from her vagina before her period comes, that sex sometimes hurts, and that she sometimes itches in the... Read more »