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What Stds Increase The Risk Of Hiv

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Get the Facts
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention 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...
Ask the Experts

STD and hiv= increased risk hiv transmission?

Hi doc. Mark.There is a lot to read about the theorie (fact?) that when somebody has a std with inflammation AND the same person has a hiv-infection, there is much more hiv present in the genital-fluids.1. Correct?2. How much hiv-virus (RNA) will...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Genital fluids have infectious HIV in them, and in general have somewhat lower levels in them then blood. However, if there is significant inflammation associated Read more »


Hi Dr Frascino, I have been using this site for so long now and read alot of peoples questions and your responces,i just want to give you abit more info on my situation and see what you think, ok here goes, i am a male from Australia - Sydney, and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV specialist physician over the next day or two. The HIV specialist will take a very detailed history, document your degree of risk and advise whether PEP should be continued.Good luck.Dr. Bob Read more »

no documented cases?

Hi Doc, I have two questions - 1) Is the song 'A certain smile' by Johanny Mathis about you? - I think it is! 2) Some American based websites say insertive fellatio carries a zero risk as there has never been a documented case of anyone...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...circumstances and confounding variables. For instance, if someone has certain concurrent STDs, that significantly increases the risk of HIV transmission via oral sex. Likewise, if the oral sex involves vigorous deep-throating and trauma occurs to... Read more »

HIV syphilis and oral sex

Please help! I am terrified! I performed oral sex on someone who contacted me three weeks later and told me that he had tested positive for syphilis. After going to get tested, he leveled with me and told me that he also tested positive for HIV. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Syphilis is much more easily transmitted and acquired than HIV. Having syphilis concurrently with HIV can increase the HIV-transmission risk. Syphilis, like other STDs, can also increase the Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

STDs Increase HIV Risk if Exposed

...presence of STD-causing infectious agents could cause Langerhans cells to become activated, therefore increasing a person's risk of HIV infection. In addition, the study data suggests that anti-inflammatory therapies may prove to prevent HIV... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...HIV Impacts Specific STDs Do STD Programs Influence HIV Rates? STD-HIV Recommendations Resources Selected Sources Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), formerly known as venereal diseases, are diseases that are spread from... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Positive Women Need Annual Cervical Cytology: ACOG Guidelines

...HIV-positive, and those have had an STD in the previous year. The guidelines recommend aggressive treatment of STDs, which increase the risk of HIV transmission. CDC recommends annual testing for curable STDs, ACOG noted. HIV-positive women... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Louisiana: Campaign Urges Testing

...represent half of the estimated 19 million STD cases occurring annually in the United States. Left untreated, STDs can increase the risk of HIV infection, infertility and cancer, said a news release from Planned Parenthood of Louisiana and the... Read more »
Connect With Others

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
...My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am about to post a question regarding KS and acute HIV rash. Does KS generally manifest itself early, perhaps within the acute infection period. Does it resemble red dots with white Read more »


Posted by rufenough, 1 Reply illness 6. Posted on the body asking questions 7. Limited response (Thanks Gman and J cage) 8. Booked appointments for HIV and all STDs test 9. 26th April bodywide rash...looked like Syphillis 10. Got to clinician, he gave me Erythromycin,... Read more »

First time getting oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...was not wearing a condom. I did not cum and didn't see any blood on my penis. Could I be at risk? She says Im paranoid about HIV and other STDs and that she is clean. Read more »