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Are there any sexual positions that can decrease your chance of getting an std?

Are there any sexual positions that can decrease your chance of getting an std?

No: Not unless you count the 'dont have sex position'. Sexually positions have no bearing on risk of acquiring an std. You are equally at risk no matter how the intercourse is completed. ...Read more

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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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If I am sexually active, but safe, how often should I get tested for stds?

If I am sexually active, but safe, how often should I get tested for stds?

Not usually: If you are truly safe and have no physical or functional symptoms, there should be no reason for you to need an std evaluation at any particular interval. Knowing your partner, limiting your number of partners, regular self exams and listening to your body, should be your guidelines. ...Read more

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My gf and I have been friends for long time, and recently we engage in sexual activities. we both are still virgins. can we get STDs or stis?

My gf and I have been friends for long time, and recently we engage in sexual activities. we both are still virgins. can we get STDs or stis?

Probably not...: If all stated are true, of course, I believed it, your likelihood to get STD-/STI-related infection is slim to zero. Remember: Some men and women are still harbored with STD-related virus such as HPV as carriers. In real life, just move on, be responsible, and practice safe sex monogamously if possible. For more question, ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Please Could you list all STDs to get tested after 7 years of sexual exposure ? I want to ensure about STDs because I'm going to get marry

Please Could you list all STDs to get tested after 7 years of sexual exposure ? I want to ensure about STDs because I'm going to get marry

Only a few...: Have a urine test for gonorrhea and chlamydia and blood tests for HIV and syphilis. You could consider a blood test for herpes, but if so, have only an IgG test for HSV2, not an IgM test, which often is misleading. Nothing else is necessary. Best wishes for a romantic, rewarding, and successful marriage! ...Read more

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Can you get an STD if neither of the sexual partners have the disease?

Technically...: If you know neither partner has any of the transmissible diseases, then no. However, there are many potential options, so if concerned, should be examined and tested. May be unrelated issue. ...Read more

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Is it possible to ask your sexual partner to get tested on all existing stds?

Is it possible to ask your sexual partner to get tested on all existing stds?

Absolutely!: If your partner agrees there are many clinics that can help with the testing of std's. ...Read more

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Does it happen that people get stis or STDs sexually transmitted dieases from touching stuff?

Does it happen that people get stis or STDs sexually transmitted dieases from touching stuff?

Unlikely: Sexually transmitted disease, means the disease is transmitted through sex, although, theorically if you touch an active lesion from someone with herpes and then you touch your genital , there is a possibility to acquire the virus this way but i doubt anyone ever been infected this way. ...Read more

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If STDs are sexually transmitted how can you get them by touching blood that's out in the open, ?

If STDs are sexually transmitted how can you get them by touching blood that's out in the open, ?

Termanology: The category of "sexually transmitted disease" is just a group of problems that can pass sexually. The germs involved are not limited to that mode of transmission. Hepatitis B can transmit sexually or through a tainted needle, or contact with blood of an infected person.The same goes for AIDS, syphilis and many other diseases. Some are less likely to pass through non sexual means. ...Read more

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I am wondering can you get a STD or a sexual transmitted disease by going to the restroom or to the bathroom?

I am wondering can you get a STD or a sexual transmitted disease by going to the restroom or to the bathroom?

STDs: Every time a patient has told me that they acquired a sexually transmitted disease from a toilet seat, my response has been "that is a strange place to be having sex." the answer is no, although nothing is 100%. ...Read more

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I have an active sexual life and have multiple sexual partners. Is there a discreet way to get tested for stds?

I have an active sexual life and have multiple sexual partners. Is there a discreet way to get tested for stds?

Perhaps: Some state health services offer anonymous testing for hiv. If you see a physician and you have hiv, your physician may feel obligated to inform your sexual partners that they have had sex with someone who is HIV positive, but they are not allowed to name who that is. It's very important, though, to be tested for all std's for your health and for the health of your partners. Please use condoms. ...Read more

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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