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Can An Std Be Fatal
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
STD is also known as Sexually transmitted disease. 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
Presumed Untreated: Hiv will progress to aids, which commonly ends in death. Syphilis, if untreated, can result in later severe neurological damage and death. Herpes can be fatal if it causes brain swelling (encephalitis). Hepatitis a&b cause liver swelling, which can kill you. Warts (hpv) can lead to cervical cancer, which can be fatal. It can also cause oral cancers. Luckily most stds can be managed with meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How fatal/is it fatal to take a contraceptive pill before sex and plan-b after sex for back up just 1ce?Don't worry about std's, we don't have them.
Not fatal: But might make you nauseated. Wouldn't it just be easier to use a condom? Plan b is pretty good protection. Yes it has a failure rate and condoms are far better, but I am not sure that taking an extra birth control pill before is going to add any benefit. Certainly hasn't been studied. ...Read more
Presumed Untreated: Hiv will progress to aids, which commonly ends in death. Syphilis, if untreated, can result in later severe neurological damage and death. Herpes can be fatal if it causes brain swelling (encephalitis). Hepatitis a&b cause liver swelling, which can kill you. Warts (hpv) can lead to cervical cancer, which can be fatal. It can also cause oral cancers. Luckily most stds can be managed with meds. ...Read more
Yes: In particular, syphilis, hepatitis b, hiv, herpes, gonorrhea, and chlamydia can either cause harm to the developing fetus or be transmitted to the fetus while it is developing. Most of these stds are screened for at the first prenatal visit, and many can be treated to avoid harm to the baby. If you are concerned about your exposure to stds in pregnancy, see your healthcare provider! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If your hands are dry can there be a living STD on them? Say you ejaculate and some of the cum lands on your hands. You then wash & dry your hands. Can you still get a STD from eating with hands?
Assure Rx & followup: There are a variety if illnesses that can be passed from mother to baby during pregnancy. The effects can be minimal & easily treated in some or devastating & fatal in others. Becoming informed about the illness & making sure available treatments are employed is the first step. Depending on the std & treatment, longer term followup may be necessary. ...Read more
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