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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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re scared straight

Here is how I see it. Correct me if I am wrong. Chances of me getting HIV from giving a blow job is very scarce!! "Theoretically" does not mean its ever happened. But it can happen .However .,after the fact .. I think that the 1 in a million...
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 »

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
...cold can be transmitted through the air if the infected person coughs or sneezes on an uninfected person. Right? OK, check. Sexually transmitted diseases, like the clap or syphilis, can be transmitted when the infected person has unprotected sex... Read more »

foreskin (CIRCUMCISION)

I often hear conflicting reports on the risk of having foreskin. I've heard that foreskin harbors HIV, I've also heard it prevents HIV. My Personal opinion is if having forskin is such a huge risk, why do males who have Hiv/AIDS tend to be mostly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV infection was 44% lower in circumcised men. The strongest association was seen in men at high risk, such as patients at sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics, for whom the adjusted relative risk was 71% lower for circumcised men.Another... Read more »

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 approximately...
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 »
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AIDS.gov

We All Have Important Roles to Play: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

...contributes to the disproportionate HIV risk for Blacks in the United States, including poverty, stigma, higher rates of other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), drug use, and poor access to health care. The NHAS calls for re-focusing our... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIH Announces New International Network to Study HIV Prevention Strategies

...HIV; programs to check the spread of HIV through reducing intravenous drug abuse; measures to control other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and thereby decrease the risk of co-infection with HIV; antiretroviral... Read more »
The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...available sooner than an HIV vaccine. Even if a safe and effective vaccine is discovered, vaccines and microbicides will both have roles to play in the prevention of HIV. How Much Will Microbicides Cost, and Will People Be Able to Afford... 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 »
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Am i infected?

Posted by strick84, 1 Reply
...noticed these a week later and a white coated tongue 2 weeks later. I tested negative at 4wks and i know that anxiety plays a role in this also so its driving me crazy during the window period. Can someone please give me a opinion Read more »

condon broke... what are the risk?

Posted by caliztony, 3 Replies
I am HIV+ , my boyfriend is HIV(-) We use protection all the time, couple of weeks ago the condon broke while I was being the top and we did not realized until it was to late (we already finish the climax) I have been undetectable with CD4 on the... Read more »

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 has been lessened because of being infected and I also... Read more »

DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THIS WORKS????

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Navigation What is Freedom Lubricant? Freedom Lubricant is an anti-viral sexual lubricant that helps to prevent transmission of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Although many microbicidal lubricants are under development, Freedom Lube is... Read more »