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Condoms (Definition)

These are mostly closed end tubes of latex and occasionally other materials to cover the penis during intercourse and prevent pregnancy and disease transmission. A wise person uses them when the history of their partner is unknown. There are some available for women's use ...Read more


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Are condoms a hundred percent effective against gonorrhea?

Are condoms a hundred percent effective against gonorrhea?

No: Condoms are never 100% effective to prevent stds due to failure (breakage for example) that may occur. Your best bet is safe and responsible intercourse with a partner with known sexual history. Abstinence is the only 100% effective method to prevent stds. ...Read more

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Are condoms a hundred percent effective against chlamydia?

Are condoms a hundred percent effective against chlamydia?

Almost 100%: Nothing is 100% but the chances of acquiring chlamydia with a condom is clsoe to 0. ...Read more

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Are condoms a hundred percent effective against trichomoniasis?

Are condoms a hundred percent effective against trichomoniasis?

Very close: Nothing about stds is 100% except abstinence but trichomonas is not a very insidious infection and so the condom is very likely to prevent its transmission. ...Read more

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Are condoms a hundred percent effective against HIV infection?

Are condoms a hundred percent effective against HIV infection?

Nothing is "100%". : Nothing is 100% effective for anything. But condoms cut down the risk for HIV exceedingly well. ...Read more

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Are female condoms effective against transferring an std?

Are female condoms effective against transferring an std?

To some extent: Yes, to some extent. They will be partially effective against most things like hiv, but poorly effective against others like hpv because it doesnt cover external skin and transmission to those body parts. ...Read more

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How effective are condoms against pregnancy?

How effective are condoms against pregnancy?

Pretty good.: Very effective if used consistently and properly. Failure rate with perfect use is about 2%. Failure rate with typical use is 20%. ...Read more

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Is a condom effective against hpv?

Is a condom effective against hpv?

Partially: Condoms are estimated at 70% effective in preventing transmission of the virus.It is not effective if there is any transfer of sexual fluids outside the condom coverage or from skin lesions in uncovered areas.It is better than nothing, but this germ is quite capable of slipping past occasionally.Only immune prevention with the HPV 9 offers a chance to prevent infection. ...Read more

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How effective are condoms in preventing herpes?

Fairly : Can't recall the results of an actual study certifying effectiveness of condoms to prevent the transmission of genital herpes. Be aware that, generally speaking, genital herpes may be spread in an area as wide as what is described as boxer-short region. Therefore a condom, not covering an area as large as this, will have less than ideal protective ability. ...Read more

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How effective are condoms against preventing STDs?

How effective are condoms against preventing STDs?

STD: condom is so far the best and very effective way to stop STD. Of course it is still not 100%, due to inappropriate use or broken. ...Read more

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Are there vaccines that are effective against stds?

Are there vaccines that are effective against stds?

Yes: Yes, to a couple. Both hepatitis b and human papilloma virus have very effective vaccines to prevent infection. Both actually also prevent cancer caused by those two viruses. Hep b causes liver cancer and hpv causes cervical, vaginal, vulvar, anal, skin, penile and head and neck cancers among others. Both work great when given before exposure so vaccinate early, or before sexually active! ...Read more

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Are condoms effective for preventing hiv?

Very: They are the mainstay of HIV prevention when one partner is infected and the other is not. It would be difficult to overstate their value. Even people whose philosophic positions do not allow for artificial birth control have encouraged their use for preventing the transmission of HIV and other diseases. ...Read more

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Are the new polyisoprene condoms effective as STD prevention?

Are the new polyisoprene condoms effective as STD prevention?

Great Q for urology: If a latex condom helps prevent pregnancy and stis, then using condoms made with latex would be better than using none. If choice or cost is a problem, a primary care physician can provide more information. ...Read more

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Are contraceptives an effective deterrent against stds?

Are contraceptives an effective deterrent against stds?

Only condoms: Birth control pills won't prevent std's. Neither will diaphragms or iuds. The only form of birth control that prevents both pregnancy and stds ( beside abstinence) is a condom. ...Read more

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Ultra thin trojan condoms are hurting me. Are other condoms a safe alternative? Or are trojans the most effective?

Ultra thin trojan condoms are hurting me. Are other condoms a safe alternative? Or are trojans the most effective?

Condoms: First off- HealthTap has requested that medical providers not endorse specific products or product lines. But, YES, there are many brands of condoms with similar efficacy available. Take care. ...Read more

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Are condoms effective for preventing std's?

Are condoms effective for preventing std's?

To some degree: But remember some stds are spread by any skin-to-infected-skin contact, and others by infected genital secretions. So, unless you wear a whole body condom, there will likely still be some contact with potentially infected skin and secretions and therefore some risk. ...Read more

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Taking Amox-Clav 875mg/2x day/10 days for NGU. Possibly exposed to syphilis within last week. Is A-C also effective against syphilis at this dosage?

Taking Amox-Clav 875mg/2x day/10 days for NGU. Possibly exposed to syphilis within last week. Is A-C also effective against syphilis at this dosage?

WRONG ANTIBIOTICS: Syphilis is treated by an injection of Benzathene Penicillin.How do you know you were exposed to Syphilis.My advice is to consult your doctor or clinic and seriously learn about how to have safe sex.If you have been having high risk sex without protection.There will continue to be risk of STDs including HIV.And you should be chcked for it.And Amox-Clav is not the drug of choice for NGU ...Read more

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How likely r u to get syphilis from someone Who's had the antibiotics and has no lesions? Plus used a Condom

How likely r u to get syphilis from someone Who's had the antibiotics and has no lesions? Plus used a Condom

No risk: Assuming your partner's syphilis was treated with penicillin in the recommended dose, he was non-infectious within 24 hours of getting the shot and you are no longer at risk. If he received some other kind of treatment, double check with his doctor or yours. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hello, is syphilis test VDRl conclusive at 4 weeks? I had only oral exposure without condom for 1 min max. No syphilis symptomes. Thx

Not Quite: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003533.htm Short version - 4 weeks may be too early. Most doctors would repeat the test in another month; some might choose to prophylax with penicillin which is 100% effective against syphilis. ...Read more

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Married male , i had intercouse with a man used condom no oral given or received but i did give a rim job, is this high risk for syphilis?

Married male , i had intercouse with a man used condom no oral given or received but i did give a rim job, is this high risk for syphilis?

It depends...: ...on meaning of "high risk". In North America or Europe, any sex with another male is about as high risk for syphilis as you can get. Rimming is lower risk than unprotected anal or oral sex, but it could happen. OTOH, the vast majority of such exposures don't result in syphilis. Most important, you used a condom for anal sex, which otherwise is the highest risk of all sexual exposures. ...Read more

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How syphilis become cure after treatment?

Penicillin: Syphilis is treated with penicillin, usually via intramuscular injections. One shot for early disease and three shots (one weekly for 3 weeks) for late disease. Certain severe forms or congenital disease in babies is treated with IV doses. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for quaternary syphilis?

What is the treatment for quaternary syphilis?

IV Penicillin.: Late infections need IV penicillin for at least 10 days. If the patient is allergic Ceftriaxone can be used. Other kinds of late disease may be treated with once-weekly intramuscular penicillin g for three weeks. If allergic, Doxycycline or tetracycline may be used, for a longer duration. These treatments can stop further progression, but not fully reverse damage already done. ...Read more

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With end stage syphilis what are my treatment options?

Clarify please---: "end stage" syphilis is not considered a diagnostic classification. We classify syphilitic infections based on: 1) time from 1st infection (early, late, and late-lantent) 2) syndromes (primary, secondary, tertiary), and 3) CNS effects (neurosyphilis). In all these cases, your treatment options are limited to IV penicillin (for neurosyphilis) or benzithene penicillin (all other forms)- no subs. ...Read more

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Is their a alternate treatment for syphilis besides penicillin?

Is their a alternate treatment for syphilis besides penicillin?

Syphilis: Yes. But they are not as effective. Many doctors will treat with the second line therapies unless there is brain involvement or a treatment failure to eradicate the syphilis. In this event they work to temporarily desensitize the patient of their penicillin allergy and then give the better treatment. ...Read more

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What will be effect if we take syphilis treatment as early as possible after unsafe sex without examination?

Treating before test: Syphilis can sometimes be hard to treat and it is always good to get a test drawn before treatment so that the correct antibody titters can be followed. But I have treated some patients with high risk exposure before they could test positive. I would like to know more about the situation you are confronting. ...Read more

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Treatment for syphilis in 2012. Titer went down to 1:1, f/u 6 months later was non-reactive. Latest f/u at 1 year was 1:1 again. No new exposure. Bad?

No: Rises in titer only count if they're 2-dilution rises. From non-reactive to 1:1 is a 1-dilution rise, and is not felt to be significant. A rise from non-reactive to 1:2 would be significant. However, if you were re-infected with syphilis, your titer would probably be much higher than 1:2. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for syphilis?

Penicillin: Injectable(intramuscular) penicillin remaims the treatment of choice for all stages of syphilis. If the patient is penicillin allergic, other choices include tetracyclines, macrolides, such as erthromycin and ceftriaxone. Duration of therapy depends on the stage of the disease. Some of the non penicillin treatments suffer from antibiotic resistance. Follow up to insure cure is advised. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for syphilis?

Depends: Rx for syphillis depends on the type, newborn or acquired;stage, early or late and complications. Penicillin is the primary drug treatment. Management of new cases includes parameters such as detecting other std's, finding & treating exposed contacts, etc. Followup includes testing to be sure the initial treatment is successful. ...Read more

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When someone contracts syphilis, how long do they receive treatment?

Depends: For early stages it is a single shot of antibiotic. For complicated stages the treatment may vary from 3 shots to IV antibiotics. ...Read more

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If someone contracts syphilis, how long do they have to receive treatment?

Depends on form: The preferred treatment for newly acquired (primary)syphillis is a single dose of penicillin g with avoidance of sexual activity until any primary leasons are healed. Followup blood tests at 6 & 12 months are recomended to verify the success of initial treatment or recurrance. Weekly pcn x3 is recomended for latent disease. Since other std's often co-exist variations in rx are often needed. ...Read more

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After being diagnosed with syphilis and given your first treatment how long does it take for the shot to work. am I gonna go through the secondary stg?

After being diagnosed with syphilis and given your first treatment how long does it take for the shot to work. am I gonna go through the secondary stg?

Not if treated: You ought to follow up with your doctor to ensure that treatment was successful. It may require serial tests. If the treatment is successful, you will not go through secondary or tertiary stage. ...Read more

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Will a rash caused by syphilis itch and how long will it stay without treatment?

Will a rash caused by syphilis  itch and how long will it stay without treatment?

It can.: An itchy rash can occur in syphilis, typically in its secondary form. It can be on the pal of the hands, and is contagious. Diagnosis and treatment is very important- this usually involves one intramuscular dose of benzathine penicillin. ...Read more

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