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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... Read more »

Should i get tested for STD's??

Hello, Well i have a question... me and my ex boyfriend had sex a couple months ago and i just... Read more »

Help! std?!

I gave oral to my boyfriend about a week a good. About 2 days after I had a swollen gland. Only on... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mississippi: Free STD/HIV Testing Draws a Crowd to Pascagoula Soup Kitchen

On Friday, nearly 100 people visiting the Our Daily Bread (ODB) soup kitchen in Pascagoula took the opportunity to undergo free HIV and syphilis testing from the Mississippi Department of Health. At the Pascagoula site, people who tested also... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Sexually Active Young Women Often Underestimate STD Risk

Most sexually active single women believe they are at low risk for contracting STDs, but a study, "Factors Associated with Condom Use Among At-Risk Women Students and Nonstudents Seen in Managed Care ," published in Preventive Medicine ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Routine Brief Risk-Reduction Counseling With Biannual STD Testing Reduces STD Incidence Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men in Care

The researchers evaluated whether routine, twice-yearly STD testing, together with brief risk-reduction counseling, reduces STD incidence and high-risk behaviors. The SUN study is a prospective, observational HIV cohort study carried out in four US... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

San Francisco: STD Testing Campaign for Gay Men Under Way

Following last year's successful campaign to promote STD testing among gay men, a team of San Francisco health advocates is once again calling for a "spring cleaning" during the month of April. The drive is the brainchild of Castroguys, a group of... Read more »
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HIV & STD's

Posted by Carrie, 3 Replies
My boyfriend who is poz was just at a dr appointment today because of a large growing lump they think is cancer in his lungs, and they suggested he also get tested for syphilis. He freaked and left the dr without having the tests for the lump or the... Read more »

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 »

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 a week to get back to me.
(i live in BC,Canada) That was a bit over 3 years... Read more »

Risks associated with jackass boyfriend

Posted by djones2007, 1 Reply
I am a woman in Colorado who has engaged in a two-year relationship with a man in Juarez, MX. To my knowledge he is not bisexual, IV drug user, just a heterosexual who enjoys sticking his woman pleasure in places it need not go. He and I began... Read more »