Std And Hiv Symptoms

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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...
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STD + other illnesses ... are these symptoms?

I have an STD plus am now being treated for mulloscum. I also have hadfrequent yeast infections and a recent sinus infection. Are these all symptoms and should I be tested again?It has been about a year and a half since my testing, which was...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...These are not necessarily symptoms of HIV infection, but anyone who has asexually transmitted disease is at risk for HIV infection, because thepresence of the STD means Read more »

Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Vaginal Sex During Menstruation?

Several months ago I had vaginal intercourse with a prostitute in the Philippines using a condom. After I ejaculated and withdrew, we discovered that she was having her period. I did not have any genital ulcers and I have never had a STD. 10 days...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...infection would actually be quite low. Latexcondoms used consistantly and correctly significantly reduce the risk of HIV,and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's). If the condom were tobreak, then you would be at risk of infection with... Read more »


I discovered 3 months after a risky act 4 white spots near the tip of mypenis, and was wondering if this could be a sign of contracting HIV? Could you please comment on this? Onceagain keep up the good work.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...determine what it is that you have. But based on what you told me, the symptoms you're describing are notconsistant with the symptoms of HIV/AIDS.If you have any further questions, please feel free to call the Centers for Disease Control at... Read more »

Am I Crazy???The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Hi, I had unprotected oral sex and protected intercourse with a woman I know. I don't know if she's positive or negative, so I'm obiously assuming she's negative. Anyway, about a year ago I was in the same situation and I got really worried about...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...infected. Remember, a person can feelfine, and look fine, and still be infected with HIV and other SexuallyTransmitted Diseases (STD's). You therefore have to assume your partner hasan STD (including HIV) unless you know otherwise. It's also... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cook County, Ill., Ranks High in Sexually Transmitted Disease: STD Treatment Costs U.S. Health Care System $16.4 Billion a Year

...than half the people who should be screened receive the recommended STD tests, CDC said. If left undiagnosed and untreated, STDs raise the risk of HIV infection. The report found large racial disparities in STD rates, reflecting a range of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Diagnoses and Mental Health Disparities Among Women Who Have Sex With Women Screened at an Urban Community Health Center, Boston, Mass., 2007

...have sex with men only (WSM)," the authors wrote. However, there is limited research on these indicators in conjunction with STDs and WSW sexual health. From July to December 2007, a retrospective chart review was performed on all female... 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 »
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