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How can I protect myself from aids and STDs during sex?

How can I protect myself from aids and STDs during sex?

Condoms always.: Remember that any body fluid exchange can lead to the transmission of an std. This means condoms during penetration and any kind of pre-ejaculatotry contact. Use condoms when performing oral sex on a man, or a latex dental dam when performing oral sex on a woman. Don't just believe someone when they say they are HIV or herpes-negative. Ask to see their test results, and get you own tests done too. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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Havin sex with multiple patner is dangerous? N what are d symptoms of hiv/aids n std

Havin sex with multiple patner is dangerous? N what are d symptoms of hiv/aids n std

Yes: If each partner you engage with has had multiple partners, then it is like you are having sex with all their partners as well. If any of them have a sexually-transmitted disease, they are sharing it with you. Initially there are no symptoms for hiv/aids. As the virus overwhelms your body, fatigue, rashes, unusual infections can present themselves. Use protection and get yourself tested. ...Read more

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My doctor found a trace of blood in my urine. What can that possibly mean? I already got tested to see if I have hiv/aids, any std's & came back neg.

My doctor found a trace of blood in my urine. What can that possibly mean? I already got tested to see  if I have hiv/aids, any std's & came back neg.

Trace blood ...: The urine from patients with trace blood in urine chemstrip test should be further tested with microscopic examination to confirm if there are red blood cells. If urine is done not at period and microscopic exam shows > 3-5 rbc per high-power field, that is significant and warrants further evaluation. For detail, check with your doc or urologist timely. ...Read more

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Do you think I should know if I have aids or an STD after 6 months?

Do you think I should know if I have aids or an STD after 6 months?

Not intuitively: Many std/sti can have prolonged (months--years) latent (=dormant) period. Testing is only sure way to know. No 'free time' to get symptoms or be clear by default. If concerned, should get checked by your dr. / urgent care / std clinic and know for sure. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a 30 year old women that ovulates, have aids or an std?

Is it possible that a 30 year old women that ovulates, have aids or an std?

Yes : Aids/std does not discriminate, when ever there is exposure to hiv/std the possibility of infection exist. ...Read more

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How are aids, HIV and STD test different?

How are aids, HIV and STD test different?

Big difference: Hiv is the virus that can cause aids. Std is any sexually transmitted disease, which includes hiv/aids. Herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and hepatitis are a few of the std's commonly tested for. So it depends on what your doctor was testing for and what your doctor thought you are at risk for. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract aids, hiv, or STDs from smoking already used cigarettes off the street?

Is it possible to contract aids, hiv, or STDs from smoking already used cigarettes off the street?

Low risk, but the: Practice of smoking discarded butts is a very bad idea. You are exposing yourself to many infections, e.g., herpes, infectious mono, helicobacter, hpv and HIV etc. Not to mention the health risks of tobacco. Stop using tobacco in any form. See this site for HIV information. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/qa/transmission.htm. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff
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Aids (Definition)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more