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Are Contracting Multiple Simultaneous St Ds Common
STD screening: Screening guidelines for stds recommend that sexually active men and women should be offered routine screening for hiv. Serologic testing for hepatitis b should also be done. Women with a history of unprotected sex/multiple partners should be screened yearly for gc and chlamydia. Men for chlamydia. The window period for detection of HIV antibodies is 6 wks-6 mos. After exposure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not overall: Overall, there are 3 times the number of stds found in the us in women than men. However, much of that could be because women are screened far more often than men because of gyn appts and testing. Others like syphilis are 6 times more likely in men than women. Just depends on the std discussed and the person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, in some ways: Yes, overall, women have higher rates of stds. That may be partly because women are on the 'receiving end' of penetrating sexual contact and thus retain more secretions placing them at more risk. It may also partly be due to women getting tested more often. Women see gyn's frequently. Men don't have such specialized visits and thus are tested less frequently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many!: There are many, but here are the most common: Abnormal discharge from the penis, vagina, or rectum (if exposed); painful or uncomfortable urination; various kinds of sores or skin bumps of the genitals or other exposed sites; inflamed/swollen lymph nodes in the groin or elsewhere; certain kinds of skin rash; and many more. Often no symptoms at all. If you think you were exposed, get tested. ...Read more
Very common: Up to 3/4 of women and many men are asymptommatic with chlamydia infections and many are also asymptommatic with gonorrhea. Most people are infected with hpv (80% of all women by age 50) and don't know it. Hsv is fequently asymptommatic. And even HIV has a period of time where a person has absolutely no symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies by disease: Most people with and std are unaware and we find it during std testing. Symptoms may include warts, ulcers, yellow or white vaginal/penile discharge, burning with urination, pelvic pain, bleeding between periods, testicular pain and joint pain as well. Untreated infections can cause serious complications. Get tested. ...Read more
Yes, for some STDs: Recent evidence has supported the facts that uncircumcised makes have be more prone to hpv rates as well as, in developing countries with high HIV rates, HIV as well. It is not really associated with other stds (chlamydia/gonorrhea). Also, though not an std, partners of uncirc males may be more prone to a vaginal condition called bv. It's important for the make to have good foreskin hygiene. ...Read more
Twelve STDs: This question is way too broad and would take up a whole text book to answer. Which is impossible here. I often recommend to my sexually active patients that they know all of the stds (there are twelve common ones) and who you get them or prevent them. I also like to remind them that five can prove deadly and do you know which five these are? ...Read more
Chlamydia: Lgv is a type of chlamydia. It isn't common, but is being seen in some groups, especially gay men, in whom it can cause severe proctitis (anorectal infection). Chlamydia tests will pick up lgv, but you need specialized tests to tell you whether it's lgv or not. The difference is that you treat lgv with a 21-day course of doxycycline, which is what I would use in a gay man with proctitis. ...Read more
Does a man get prostatitis by stds? If yes then what is the common STD which cause it? And how long will it take to recover?
Yes: See your urologist for the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Does a man get epididymitis by stds? If yes then what is the common STD which cause it? And how long will it take to recover?
How common is getting syphilis through oral sex? And what other STD are passed on through oral sex? Is it common to catch STD through oral sex?
Any STD can be: Transmitted through oral sex, including syphilis, if the other person is infected (which they may not know). Gonorrhea, chlamydia and HPV (human papilloma virus) are more common than syphilis these days and can be transmitted this way, This is why use of condoms for oral sex, as well as anal or vaginal sex is so important. ...Read more
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