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What Stds Increase Chances For Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

STDs Increase HIV Risk if Exposed

People with chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea, and syphilis are at an increased risk for HIV infection if they are exposed to the virus, findings from Dutch researchers show. Teunis B.H. Geijtenbeek and colleagues at Amsterdam's VU University... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/Malaria Co-Infection Nearly Doubles HIV Viral Load, Increases Chance of Transmission, Study Says

The HIV viral load levels of an HIV-positive person nearly doubles when he or she becomes co-infected with malaria, increasing the likelihood that the person could transmit the virus to someone else, according to a study published in the Jan. 15... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Condoms' Effectiveness in Preventing STDs, Including HIV, at Center of Debate on Revising Package Labels

The effectiveness of condoms in preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, is at the center of a debate on whether to revise the products' packaging labels to include information about their limits in disease... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV Chances

Hi. I had unprotected sex 3 times with the same girl a few weeks back. I caught an std and it is now cured but I am worried about HIV. Assuming she does have HIV, is it still possible that I did not get it?...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Yes, it is possible. There is a risk of HIV infection from unprotected sex, and the risk goes up in the presence of other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). An STD can inflammation or open sores in the lining of the genitals, which increases the... Read more »

Condoms work- they have saved me from STDs

hi Dr,I read your forum 2 years ago when I thought I had HIV just because I had sex with escorts. I've been having sex with escorts on a weekly basis since 2000 (i'm not proud of it, but I think that's one indulgence I will stop)Each...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, condoms do indeed work. However, I don't recommend "double bagging" (wearing two). See below.Stay safe and you'll stay well.Dr. BobReprint: From Uruguay to Dr. BobAug 16, 2006 Dr. Bob, I got all my questions answered... Read more »

Does resistance once increase chance of early resistance again

My daughter has been HIV+ for 8 years. She found out during a pregnancy and was put on AZT at 4.5 months in her pregnancy. She was also given IV AZT during labor and delivery, then taken off of it after her child's birth. About 3 years ago...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
It is possible to become resistant to certain antiretroviral rather quickly (in a matter of weeks for some) - but this usually requires very poor adherence of treatment with only a single antiretroviral. I would assume that your daughter has some... Read more »

nonoxynol-9 increased the chance of getting STD ?

Hello Dr. Bob !I have a question : Does nonoxynol-9 condoms allow transmission of viruses ??? How can i know if a sexworker use a condom witout N-9 or with it ?Sexworker could also use lambskin condoms... How can i protect myself, cause i can not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Nonoxynol-9 can cause inflammation of mucous membranes, which can in turn facilitate HIV infection. (See below.)You can protect yourself by supplying your own latex or polyurethane condom. If your sex worker supplies the condom, it's... Read more »
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stds from having your balls sucked/licked?

Posted by team1, 5 Replies
obviously in everything there is a chance? but is there a great chance of getting any STDs from getting your balls and shaft (not the head of the penis though) sucked??

thanks Read more »

stds are more likely than hiv? correct me plz

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
my dr told me this, yet i didn't believe him you have a 80-100% chance of getting an std. from a female as opposed to hiv. wow that kinda makes a person feel better. as i haven't had an std. in the archives i found that, men that have sex only... Read more »

Is it symptoms of HIV or other STDs ? Confused and in the Thick soup

Posted by arf21, 1 Reply
7 weeks back i entered the tip of finger (no fresh cur or others) for a min in the vagina of a African call girl at a seating position on the chair. She also touched my genital few minutes. No sex at all. After that at 6 weeks, I noticed 3 very... Read more »

Am I infetcted.. not hiv.. but other STDs though..

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
First of all, I know this is an HIV site, but the description for this forum included worries about STDs.


I had gotten tested for HIV 12 weeks after, I am negative (which is great because I was really stressing).

So, about 3 weeks ago, I started... Read more »