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What Is Abstinence What Role Does It Play Prevention Of Std's

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The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

What is the 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...
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Does lubrication and duration of intercourse play a role in the transmission of the disease?

Thank you for reading this note. I had unprotected sex with a stranger 3 months ago. i am going to get tested for HIV and std's this week. What is worrying is that in the last two months i a have had two colds with a cough that lasted...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
You are correct to get tested. The less trauma, the less likely you are to get infected. Getting tested is the only way to know, though and ejaculation is not necessary. The data from heterosexual intercourse is that the probability is .0011 per... Read more »

How to contract HIV (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009) (Obama Budget Would Kill Abstinence-Only Funding)

If a HIV - woman and a HIV - man have sexual intercourse while the woman is on her menstrual period, is there a possibility of contracting HIV just because she is on her period? even if both dont have HIV/AIDS?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Once again a QTND (question that never dies) arises! And of course the ATNC (answer that never changes) remains unchanged! Two HIV-negative people cannot create HIV out of thin air and transmit it to each other. (See below.) Menstrual blood... Read more »

AIDS awareness and abstinence-only (ABSTINENCE-ONLY SEX EDUCATION)

Dear Dr. Bob,First of all, thank you for this amazing service that you provide. I have already made a donation to your wonderful cause. I would like to ask for your advice.I am part of an HIV/AIDS awareness group that goes to local high schools...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Isn't it almost beyond comprehension and certainly beyond common sense that we are trying to teach kids how to protect themselves from STDs, including HIV, and prevent unwanted pregnancies, but we are not allowed to even mention condoms... 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 sense of humor is truly wonderful. You should become a regular on Comedy at the Improv ... Anyway, onto my question. I read an article posted here...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello "Question Mark,"The answer depends on how you define mutual masturbation. If you are just burping your own nephew (so to speak) without giving your buddy a "helping hand," then your risk of all STDs is nonexistent. You... Read more »
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HIV Prevention: What you need to know!

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies

HIV Prevention: What you need to know!

Twenty three years since I first began to witness the horrific illnesses and deaths caused by HIV and still today, very few people have an understanding of HIV. The world population is ignorant about HIV! We... Read more »

As sit here and play with my 2yr old

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm close to tears as I sit here. I watch my son and think what if this is it? What if the last time really did it for me? Two weeks ago I did what I told myself I would never do again, I had a same sex encounter with a man I don't know but have... Read more »

What is a P.S.P.? Some form of a Play station?

Posted by HeRapedMe, 2 Replies
I mean a P.E.P.? Is it an anti-aids med that can help me to *not* die of A.I.D.S. after a *MARRIED* Sorry Son of a b!tch chose to drug and rape me? I was raped the 23. The guy slipped mdsd in my drink, then entered my home while I was asleep, raped,... Read more »

STD from oral?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i'm a male and was given oral until finishing by a lady i work with. she says she's been abstinent for 6 years. anyway i got to thinking as i felt i used her and then the what if about std's came to mind, i thought you'd be safe from oral but i've... Read more »