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A 45-year-old male asked:

Have genital herpes for 2 yrs now i was diagnosed with chlamydia on antibiotics by having these stds do i have a higher risk on getting a more serious std like hiv?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
In a manner: Having one STD, like herpes, that causes skin lesions does put a person at greater risk of HIV, if exposed to the virus. You can protect yourself by practicing safe sex. See this site for guideline for safe sex. http://www.aids.org/topics/aids-factsheets/aids-background-information/what-is-aids/safer-sex-guidelines/

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