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What Is The Most Common Std Among Teenagers

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chlamydia: The Most Common STD You've Never Heard Of

Infecting some 3 million patients each year, chlamydia is the most commonly reported bacterial STD in the United States. Though it can easily be cured with antibiotics, chlamydia often goes undetected because many people do not have symptoms of the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center Gives Teenagers 411 on Sex, STD Prevention

The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center and the Shelby County Health Department marked World AIDS Day by hosting some 250 teenagers for a special session, "The 411 on Sex." Andrea Williams, community development coordinator for the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sacramento Mobile Health Care Van Offers Teenagers Free STD Tests, Information

The Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services sponsors a mobile health care van -- known as Care-A-Van -- that offers teenagers at some schools and people at area homeless shelters testing for and information about sexually... Read more »
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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 »

Pathetic teenager needs help

Before I begin, let me say that I am incredibly dumb. As in I lack common sense. This is not the first time I have had an HIV-scare sadly enough, but yet I seem to have not learned my lesson. Granted, my situation has thankfully been somewhat safer...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You (like so many others) are making this situation far more complicated than it really is. The fact is you screwed up and had unprotected sex. Consequently, you have placed yourself at risk for STDs, including HIV. Your physician has apparently... Read more »

How common is this STD?

Hello, I read on here about lymphogranuloma venereum desease. I am curious how easy this is to get in America? I read you can catch it from oral, "I assume in giving oral or receiving". Not saying I got this, but in May or June I got a BJ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your symptoms are not consistent with lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV). I'll reprint some information from the archives that addresses your concerns about LGV. I should also point out your symptoms are very consistent with stress!Dr. BobLGV... Read more »

IS MASTURBATIN (MASTURBATION, 2010) (MASTURBATION SIDE EFFECTS, 2010) (MASTURBATION AND STD/HIV, 2010)

dear doc.. i am a 16 year old guy who is very concerned about this situation. for the past few months i have been masturbating a lot and i have also found acne on my whole face and back. is there anything i can do tohelp this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your repeated episodes of "burping the nephew" (so to speak) have absolutely nothing to do with your acne outbreak. The proposed link between whacking off and getting zits is an old wives' tale, perhaps concocted by frustrated moms... Read more »
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Telling my teenager

Posted by pecanqtee, 4 Replies
I have been living with HIV for almost 3 years. The only people who know my status are my mother, her husband, my aunt, my best friend, and my partner. I am the mother of a wonderful 15 year old son and sister to a fantastic younger brother. I... Read more »

Teenaged Substance

Posted by idiodoprish
One time the thing is out in the open, management might be taken back and the particular person makes a decision not to ever be an addict nowadays. Abstaining from drug usage is the first step inside voyage to restoration it may well require lover... Read more »

What about other STD's?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I completely understand the fear about HIV, but what about other STD's? They are more common, more transmitable, and can also have serious consequences. Do/have any of you been tested for others? If so, what, and what do you have to do?

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STD? cold sores, herpes???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i've seen how cold sores are active in hiv poz individuals. but i thought cold sores were common in people with a herpes strain? and the cold sores would be were you came into contact with the herpes virus. ie you won't get herpes on your lip if... Read more »