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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

A sexually transmitted disease is an infection which is ...Read more


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What are other forms of getting herpes besides sexually transmitted?

What are other forms of getting herpes besides sexually transmitted?

Many types: There are, for the general public to know, 8 general classifications for herpes. Type !/i are sexually spread yes. But chicken pox, a herpes virus isn't. Epstein barr and CMV are also herpes viruses..And not spread sexually. Kaposi sarcoma is also this family. Not sexually transmitted. Contact, respiratory droplets and immune host responses are involved in the discussion. ...Read more

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How many days should I wait after possible exposure to get tested for most common stds?

How many days should I wait after possible exposure to get tested for most common stds?

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 more

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What are some common sexually transmitted diseases?

What are some common sexually transmitted diseases?

Gonnorhea,Syphilis;: The following are common stds 1gonnorhea 2syphilis 3herpes simplex 4chlamydia 5trichomonus infection 6hpv infection 7hiv infection and aids 8chancroid 9Hepatitis B 10 Moluscum Contagiosom 11 Pubic Lice 12Donovanosis(Granuloma Inguinale) ...Read more

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Could all types of birth control prevent sexually transmitted infections (stis)?

Could all types of birth control prevent sexually transmitted infections (stis)?

No: Most forms of birth coontrol are designed to prevent pregnancy and are not effective to prevent stds. Condoms may give some protection. ...Read more

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Are STDs for common with homosexuality?

Are STDs for common with homosexuality?

Common regardless: Sexually transmitted diseases are common in any individual who is not in a strictly monogomus relationship, has had more than one sexual partner, and has unprotected sexual contact regardless of sexual orientation. ...Read more

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What are the various germs causing sexually transmitted diseases?

What are the various germs causing sexually transmitted diseases?

See list: Here is a partial list: oral and genital herpes/(herpes i and ii)... Chlamydia... Gonorrhea... Syphilis... Human pappilloma virus... Human immunodeficiency virus... Hepatitis b... Hepatitis c... Molluscum contagiosum... Herpes viruses 6, 7, and 8.. Chancroid due to hemophilus ducryie... Lymphogranuloma venerium... Trichomoniasis, ... Crabs, pubic lice, and scabies. ...Read more

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What is the risk of contracting HIV or other diseases during unprotected sex?

What is the risk of contracting HIV or other diseases during unprotected sex?

More than it's worth: If your partner's infected, protect yourself. Period. The numbers vary for each individual act, never greater than 1% per event for HIV but very high for syphilis and gonorrhea. There's about ten others, including crabs. You don't want any of that stuff. And who wants to pay with their lives for the silly fun of "going bareback"? ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sexually transmitted infections in general?

Numerous: Too diverse and complicated to go into in a brief paragraph. If you fear, however, that you may have been the unfortunate recipient of an std, go see a doctor, get tested extensively and in the future be very very careful. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages of sexual transmitted infection?

What are the disadvantages of sexual transmitted infection?

An STD: Can make you sick. There are no advantages to having an std. ...Read more

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What are the immediate effects of sexually transmitted infections?

What are the immediate effects of sexually transmitted infections?

There are none.: The scary part is, there are no "immediate" symptoms which is one of the reasons diseases can be spread unknowingly and damge can occir to the patient. Sometimes, it may take days or even months before people develop symptoms/effects. For women, early (not immediate) symptoms include vaginal discharge, pelvic pain, low-grade fevers, urinary symptoms and pain during sex. Infertility is possible. ...Read more

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Are there common signs of STDs for males?

Are there common signs of STDs for males?

STDs: Different STDs may present in differing fashions and there is not a common thread. Some may occur without overt symptoms. ...Read more

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What could be reason that persons with HIV are at risk of getting many other diseases?

What could be reason that persons with HIV are at risk of getting many other diseases?

Living with HIV: I may have to ask for a clarification. Your question seems dated. Dated because this situation you describe in in patients not on treatment who have allowed their immune function to deteriorate. Now a days most people in our communities here in america are getting good and effective treatment that keeps their immune function strong. They are actually thriving with HIV infection. ...Read more

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Are certain cancers sexually transmitted as an std?

Are certain cancers sexually transmitted as an std?

Cervical cancer: Comes form certain high risk subtypes of hpv, almost always now days if you go for regular checks if it causes a problem, it should be diagnosed and treated if necessary in the pre- cancerous phase before it can get to cancer. ...Read more

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What are the STD risks associated with having oral sex?

What are the STD risks associated with having oral sex?

Several: Chlamydia, gonorrhea and herpes can all infect the mucous membranes of the oral cavity and be transmitted to the partner receiving oral sexual activity from an infected partner. ...Read more

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Causes for penile lesions that are non sexually related?

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Causes for penile lesions that are non sexually related?

Here are some...: Those in foreskin are usually related with infection (usually fungus; rarely bacterial.) from poor topical hygiene; occasionally, psoriasis or lichen atrophicus may occur. Those for penile skin may be overactive sebaceous gland, mole, atopic dermatitis, etc. More? Seek pro-evaluation and counseling. ...Read more