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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

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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Chances of catching HPV from a one time sexual encounter where there was a brief 5 seconds of unprotected penetration before the condom. It was my only time having sex and was clean after an std test. Is it likely id get an abnormal pap from this?

Chances of catching HPV from a one time sexual encounter where there was a brief 5 seconds of unprotected penetration before the condom. It was my only time having sex and was clean after an std test. Is it likely id get an abnormal pap from this?

Uncertainty: Only one episode of sex encounter and sometime unluckily you may get pregnant and your chance to be HPV positive depened on your sexual partner if he is one night stay and casual partner to all strangers. If you has any complaints days later and you should see your Gyn. Hope you learn a lesson and be careful with your choice. ...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?

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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Can a female get std while not being sexually active for 19 years and having no such disease prior to that? Thanks

Can a female get std while not being sexually active for 19 years and having no such disease prior to that? Thanks

No: If you didn't have even a latent infection and have had no sexual activity at all you can't get a sexually transmitted disease. However, there are sexually transmissible diseases such as herpes or HIV which can also be transmitted in ways other than sexually which can still occur. Hope this answers your question ...Read more

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Is there any way to get STD's if both you and your partner have had no previous sexual partners/don't currently have STD's?

Is there any way to get STD's if both you and your partner have had no previous sexual partners/don't currently have STD's?

Nope: STDs don't appear out of nowhere. They have to be caught from an infected sex partner. However, there are some infections that are not sexually acquired, but which can then be transmitted to a partner. In that way, an apparent STD can appear in a monogamous couple. Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) is an example. Also hepatitis B, which could be caught by blood exposure then sexually transmitted. ...Read more

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When sexually active, how often should one get tested for std's?

Depends: This depends on your age, sex, and personal medical history. Screening annually is sufficient for most patients, however previously infected patients should be re-tested in 3 months.

Reference: up to date, accessed 7/13. ...Read more

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Could I get an STD from someone who has not had sexual relations with another person?

Could I get an STD from someone who has not had sexual relations with another person?

Define std: There are illnesses like hepatitis b that can pass sexually from an active carrier. That person may have never been sexually active. Some sti's are less likely to be acquired without sex, so those would be unlikely in that situation.. ...Read more

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How often do you need to get STD testing if you are sexually active? What counts as "sexually active"?

How often do you need to get STD testing if you are sexually active? What counts as "sexually active"?

It varies a lot: "Sexually active" can mean anything from mutually monogamous with one uninfected partner to multiple casual sex partners (perhaps without condoms) every week. The first doesn't need STD testing at all, the second as often as once a month. Sex of partners is important -- higher risk for gay men than straight men and women. For most hetersexual singles, every 6-12 months probably is about right. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get std's if I only have one sexual partner (boyfriend)? He checked himself before and he came out as clean and so am i.

Is it possible to get std's if I only have one sexual partner (boyfriend)? He checked himself before and he came out as clean and so am i.

STD: If both of you start out without stds and you both stay monogamous then you cannot get an std. These criteria, however, can be problematic. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can I get an STD from wearing my cousin's clean underwear (who is very sexually active) I also wore a pantyliner?

No: Std are spread through sexual contact not clean panties. It is good to always be alter though and use condoms! ...Read more

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I had sex recently with a guy and he thinks he may have a an STD from his ex! How likely is it that I might get one too? We have been sexually active.

I had sex recently with a guy and he thinks he may have a an STD from his ex! How likely is it that I might get one too? We have been sexually active.

It happens: Rule of thumb. When you have sex with anyone you have exposure to anyone he/she has ever been with. Some STD's give few or no symptoms. Sex with a condom is less likely to pass a STD but doesn't stop them all. If he thinks he was, get tested. Some will just make him uncomfortable for a while but they may make you sterile, forever. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

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