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Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

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


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Can I legally force my teenage kid to get an STD test?

Can I legally force my teenage kid to get an STD test?

No: All 50 states have laws allowing kids autonomy over dealing with stds. Although some states limit that to above ages 12 or 14 years old. In addition, its unethical to force teenagers to do anything medical (including drug and std testing). However, talk about this with your physician and allow him/her to discuss it with your child. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is the only person i had unprotected sex with and my std test came up positive and his came up negative , what do that mean ?

My boyfriend is the only person i had unprotected sex with and my std test came up positive and his came up negative , what do that mean ?

What was the test: specifically what test was performed? Many sexually active women will turn HPV positive on their Pap smears while their partners are tested negative. many men will be carriers for HPV virus and will test negative on standard tests ...Read more

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Dhec told my boyfriend not to use cologne before his STD test. Could that throw off the results?

STD Testing: I can see no reason for this recommendation. Wearing cologne would in no way affect blood, urine or cultures for the most common stds. ...Read more

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If I did STD test and there was nothing wrong, my boyfriend can rest his mind that he has nothing as well?

Not necessarily. : There are several different types of STDs. No single test tests for all of them. Also, some tests can give a false negative result. Also, maybe your boyfriend is having sex with someone else too! Short answer: not necessarily. ...Read more

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Me and my boyfriend was having sex for 10 months, his std test came up negative and mines came up positive. What do that mean ?

Me and my boyfriend was having sex for 10 months, his std test came up negative and mines came up positive. What do that mean ?

Std: It means that you are infected and he is not. You could have been infected prior to your current relationship from your previous sexual partner. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is the only person i had unprotected sex with and my STD test came up positive and his came up negative. I got the treatment already..

My boyfriend is the only person i had unprotected sex with and my STD test came up positive and his came up negative. I got the treatment already..

STDs often are found: ...in only one person in a couple. They're not always transmitted. The tests aren't perfect, can give false results. Most STDs go away even without treatment, so bf's infection might have cleared before he was tested. Or he was treated but didn't tell you. Syphilis is only transmitted when early; maybe you're beyond that stage. If gonorrhea, chlamydia or syphilis, bf still needs treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections is also known as Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Sexually transmitted infections are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more