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What To Expect When Getting Checked For Std's

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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 »

Which STD tests to get?

I appreciate your candor and humor very much. It's helped me through these past couple of very... Read more »


Dear Dr. Bob:I love you and your forum and am grateful for your truthful and candid answers; your... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

After Hookups, E-Cards That Warn, "Get Checked"

This year, inSPOT, the online STD partner notification system, plans to develop a national Web site. The program currently operates in 11 cities, including New York City, and 10 states. The system was developed in 2004 by the Oakland-based... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: Teens Get a Reality Check as STD Numbers Skyrocket

Mirroring national figures, rates of STDs among teenagers in Harris County have increased in recent years. Chlamydia is the county's most reported STD, according to the Houston Department of Health and Human Services. Last year, the chlamydia rate... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Most Teens Not Provided STD or Pregnancy Prevention Counseling During Check-Ups

Milwaukee -- Most high school students undergoing routine physical examinations do not talk to their health care practitioner about preventing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or pregnancy, according to a CDC study released today at the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Subjective Life Expectancy and Health Behaviors Among STD Clinic Patients

The authors of the current study sought to examine whether people who expect to live longer engage in healthier behaviors relative to people who believe their lives will be shorter. Study investigators recruited 994 black and 373 white patients... Read more »
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Is this HIV or STD

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
About 2 weeks after heter unprotected experience, I began to urinate in 2 streams. Could this be an STD

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Am I at risk of hiv or std *DELETED*

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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a question that i need an answer to. My ex-boyfriend just called me and told me that he had an infection in his balls. He said they were burning and they hurt really bad. He said that the doctor said the ONLY way he could have contracted... Read more »

Symptoms of ARS compared to Herpes or other STD

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello everyone,
Well I'm another that did the irresponsible thing and had unprotected sex, and I have symptoms that are consistent with ARS as well as other STDs. Does anyone know or has anyone had the symptoms of ARS and if so what were they for... Read more »