What If My Boyfriend Has An Std

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Does my ex-boyfriend have an STD?

My ex and I have remained good friends and he has recently confided in me that he has a problem with his penis. When the foreskin is pulled back the skin is very red and there is a watery discharge that smells quite strongly. His penis has become...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
This is another one of those symptom questions (please refer to Rick's Message about symptom questions) that is difficult for me to answer specifically over the internet. It is possible that he has some sort of infection or irritation that a doctor... Read more »

Is refusing sex with new boyfriend before testing weird?

Hi. I recently said to my new boyfriend that we should both have STD/HIV tests before having sex... Read more »


Ive been on clindamycin for an infection in my mouth due to a tooth, meanwhile my boyfriend has... 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

... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Diagnoses and Mental Health Disparities Among Women Who Have Sex With Women Screened at an Urban Community Health Center, Boston, Mass., 2007

...have sex with men only (WSM)," the authors wrote. However, there is limited research on these indicators in conjunction with STDs and WSW sexual health. From July to December 2007, a retrospective chart review was performed on all female... Read more »
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Fears of infecting my boyfriend.

Posted by DS86, 7 Replies
...I have been positive for over two years now. I met my boyfriend a year and two months ago. We have a typical relationship, we love each other but have ups and downs. I fear that my sexual desire Read more »

Unprotected hetero sex. Likely STD, HIV? HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...less understood. I asked if she had been tested before afterwards and she said that she had been but she was sleeping with her boyfriend(we were both in a similar rough place at the time) and had slept with 1 other partner after the test(Total=3... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...clinic and did not want to report an assualt so I just said I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend and was scared of having an STD and being pregnant. They said they did all the tests and everything was fine.... Six months later I met my next... Read more »

My boyfriend cheated on me

Posted by hecheated, 3 Replies
...I found out about 2 weeks ago that my boyfriend cheated on me. Before we had sex the first time I was tested for HIV and my test was negative. It was a blood test that took Read more »