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Cold Sore Outbreak Sexually Transmitted Infections
Not necessarily: Cold sores are relatively common and can be acquired without sexual contact.Some kids have them from an early age.The strain of herpes differs to some extent, from that of genital disease.However, those who engage in oral sex with someone shedding the genital virus can acquire cold sores from that contact. ...Read more
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
Is genital herpes just sexually transmitted or can you accidently give yourself genital herpes from a cold sore?
See below: Genital herpes used to be just Herpes simplex type 2. Cold sore used to be just Herpes simplex type 1. However, that is no longer the case. Either virus can appear as the genital or cold sore form. You can transfer one type to the opposite site. However, both herpes are transmissable only when you have active lesions filled with fluid (full of virus). ...Read more
What are the odds of transmitting an sexually transmitted disease if there is not an outbreak occuring and proper protection is used?
Depends what STD: You are talking about, but many stds can have no symptoms , using protection makes you less likely but that is no gurantee. ...Read more
Yes: Doctors go back and forth on the preferred politically correct terminology, but they're the same thing. ...Read more
Is there a difference between a sexually transmitted infection and a sexually transmitted disease?
Former causes Latter: A sexually transmitted disease is the manifestation of a sexually transmitted infection. The infection causes the signs, symptoms, and short and long term effects of disease. The disease is named for the agent that causes the infection. I hope this helps. ...Read more
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UTI versus STD: A good medical provider that you trust should be safe to discuss all of your concerns and your recent history...Including your sexual history. But, along with the urine culture that must be happening, the provider can also test for common stds that can also cause the symptoms of a uti. ...Read more
Absolutely: Most infections have a period of time where you don't have symptoms. For example, with hiv, most patients don't have any symptoms right away. Weeks later, you may have some symptoms which resemble a generic viral illness. Bottom line is, you should get tested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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