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Is there a preferred way to have a normal dating life with an std?

Is there a preferred way to have a normal dating life with an std?

Carefully: Be honest with your partners. Use protection. Need to ask your doctor based upon the std. Herpes, hpv, hiv, hepatitis, gonorrhea and chlamydia all have different risks. ...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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Had oral and vaginal sex with my girlfriend about an hour after she cut herself shaving dating six months no STDs anything I need to worry about?

Had oral and vaginal sex with my girlfriend about an hour  after she cut herself shaving dating six months no STDs anything I need to worry about?

Ouch for her!: A vulvar cut followed by the "aggravation" of sexual activity, means she must care deeply for you. The only "worry" is she needs to make sure the "cut" doesn't get infected. ...Read more

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How to have a normal dating life with an STD like herpes?

How to have a normal dating life with an STD like herpes?

Learn the prodrome: Many individuals with genital herpes have prodromal symptoms that let them know an outbreak is coming. It is important to know that lesions, especially if draining, are contagious. Most patients with herpes avoid sexual activity during their outbreaks. If outbreaks are frequent, suppressive medication can be helpful. The use of condoms can decrease transmission rate. ...Read more

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My daughter just started dating a guy and a test came back ureplasma. What does all this mean. Is this a STD?

My daughter just started dating  a guy and a test came back ureplasma. What does all this mean. Is this a STD?

Please see:: http://www.ureaplasmaurealyticum.com/ . Although not everyone classifies it as an STD -most often it is categorized as a bacterial std. about 70% of sexually active people are reported to have it. ...Read more

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My bf had sex with a girl 3 months before we started dating so he went in and got tested for all STDs and they all came back negative. Are we safe?

My bf had sex with a girl 3 months before we started dating so he went in and got tested for all STDs and they all came back negative. Are we safe?

Hard to say: There are a variety of infections that can pass sexually.Not all are part of a routine screen, so I would have to say the answer depends on how thorough the testing went.Males are often not evaluated for HPV although they can shed virus off and on for years after primary infection. Condoms provide some help but no guarantee.You are relatively safe, but there's no perfect screen available. ...Read more

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Is it possible that after dating someone for a year and a half and having no symptoms out of no where i get an outbreak? Hi, well for starters i was diagnosed with genital herpes two days ago... I've been extremely depressed ever since. I've had an STD te

Is it possible that after dating someone for a year and a half and having no symptoms out of no where i get an outbreak? Hi, well for starters i was diagnosed with genital herpes two days ago... I've been extremely depressed ever since. I've had an STD te

It : It is possible that one of you were carrying the virus for an extended period of time. It does not necessarily mean anyone is cheating. I am so sorry that this is happening for you but there is safe effective treatment. Please have your boyfriend go get checked also. And if your depression is continuing then please also arrange counseling for that. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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I get yeast infec from oral sex it's only been happening past 2 years, been dating 5 yrs, he has no STD me either, how can I stop this from happening?

I get yeast infec from oral sex it's only been happening past 2 years, been dating 5 yrs, he has no STD me either, how can I stop this from happening?

Vaginal yeast: You could always use a dental damn or make one. A dental damn is basically a sheet of latex. You can make one by taking a condom, cutting off tip and then cutting along the length of it to make a sheet. You partner would stretch it over the clitoral region and then you have a barrier between his lips/tongue and your skin. ...Read more

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If i had sex with someone with an STD today when should i get checked?

If i had sex with someone with an STD today when should i get checked?

ASAP: Recommend seeing a doctor ASAP for baseline testing and possible preventative treatment. Doctor may have you come back in 2+ weeks for further evaluation ...Read more

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