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Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Where in the world is the most likely place to get sexually transmitted infections and HIV ?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Where in the world is the most likely place to get sexually transmitted infections and HIV ?

STD spares no area: Anywhere in the world is a potential place for STD with unsafe sex . The appearance or hygienic habit of a partner does not provide prediction. Obviously sex workers would be the most likely transmitter . Usually the poorer the area, the less selective are the sex workers, the more likely you are going to contract STD (Africa, SE Asia etc) ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Sexually transmitted infections and hiv==risk of catching any of them per partner if sex only once with him?

Sexually transmitted infections and hiv==risk of catching any of them per partner if sex only once with him?

Always a risk: Percentages have no meaning when it comes to an individual patient. You should be tested extensively, but more importantly, protect yourself and trust nobody when they profess to not having stds. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted infections (stis), including hiv/aids?

Can birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted infections (stis), including hiv/aids?

No: No, birth control pills do not protect you from sexually transmitted infections or hiv/aids. They just protect you from pregnancy. The only way to protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections, including hiv/aids, is through the use of barrier protection (condoms or dental dams). ...Read more

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Will birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted infections (stis), includin hiv/aids?

Will birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted infections (stis), includin hiv/aids?

STDs: Birth control pills will not protect you from anything, including pregnancy (although it makes pregnancy infinitely less likely). Condoms will provide reasonable protection from most stds, but even these can fail because of leakage or breakage. Be careful out there. ...Read more

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Can sexually transmitted infections cause long term health problems?

Can sexually transmitted infections cause long term health problems?

Sex Effects: Sexual transmitted diseases, if untreated, can cause long term health problems. Syphilis is a good example, which can cause heart, and nervous system disorders including dementia and insanity. Others like HIV can result in aids and death. Hepatitis can lead to liver cancer and death. Some infections can result in chronic fatigue, depression and other cancers like cervical and penile cancer. ...Read more

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Can any sexually transmitted infections (sti) cause hearing loss and ringing in ears?

Can any sexually transmitted infections (sti) cause hearing loss and ringing in ears?

Neurosyphilis: Incredibly rare in this era, however, tertiary syphilis can cause neurological symptoms including hearing loss, tinnitus and vertigo. A simple blood test can determine this. ...Read more

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What laws are there for partner notification that has HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases?

What laws are there for partner notification that has HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases?

Varies: State laws on this differ, and you would have to access your lawyer or the state legal system to learn what the rules are in your area. ...Read more

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If on my period am I at higher risk for HIV and also for other sexually transmitted diseases?

If on my period am I at higher risk for HIV and also for other sexually transmitted diseases?

Yes: To some extent, because the HIV has a raw surface of the uterus against which to attach. Acquiring systemic gonorrhea is also more likely during your period. Do not stop protecting yourself because you are on your period. ...Read more

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Hi 1-Can someone have Sexually transmitted diseases except HIV for 6 years not noticing any symptoms ? 2- what about the types of hepatitis

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1-Can someone have Sexually transmitted diseases except HIV for 6 years not noticing any symptoms ? 
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Asymptomatic STDs: Some STDs last for several years, others do not. Herpes lasts for life; HPV for a few months to years; gonorrhea and chlamydia typically are clecared by the immune system within several months. Hepatitis B is often sexually transmitted, but hepatitis A and C generally not except in men who have sex with other men. Many people with STDs have no symptoms. ...Read more

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Hello i need to know if a urinary infection is the result of a sexually transmitted disease?

Hello i need to know if a urinary infection is the result of a sexually transmitted disease?

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

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Is sexually transmitted infections possible without having real sex?

Is sexually transmitted infections possible without having real sex?

Yes: Any exchange of bodily fluids can increase your risks of acquiring a sexually transmitted disease (i.e. Oral sex). Certain viruses out there are dna virues (herpes, hpv, etc.), which means once you have it, you have it for life; we can treat them...But we cannot cure them. If you've had an intimate encounter with a high-risk individual, play it safe and see your doctor so you don't lose sleep. ...Read more

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How to prevent getting sexually transmitted infections? It will be my first time.

How to prevent getting sexually transmitted infections? It will be my first time.

Barrier protection.: If you will have sex. Know your partners past. Been promiscuous? Important point. If you will have sex than a condom for the male is essential. ...Read more

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How do you talk to your partner about sexually transmitted infections prior to having sexual with them?

How do you talk to your partner about sexually transmitted infections prior to having sexual with them?

Openly and honestly: What a great question. There is not easy way to address the subject but it is so important. The decision to become sexually involved with someone involves trust. If you can not trust someone to have this conversation then it may not be time to be intimate. Protect yourself and your partner by being responsible and having an open dialogue about std testing. ...Read more

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Could the progesterone IUD protect against sexually transmitted infections?

No: Iud's are a great way to prevent pregnancy but they do not protect against sexually transmitted infections. You should continue to use condoms to protect yourself from infections. With Progesterone iud's the cervical mucous is thickened and there is a slight decrease risk of pelvic inflammatory disease after the 1st 2 weeks but you can still catch something. Be smart and use a condom. ...Read more

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Could all types of birth control prevent sexually transmitted infections (stis)?

Could all types of birth control prevent sexually transmitted infections (stis)?

No: Most forms of birth coontrol are designed to prevent pregnancy and are not effective to prevent stds. Condoms may give some protection. ...Read more

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What are the ways that people get a sexually transmitted disease/infection?

What are the ways that people get a sexually transmitted disease/infection?

Sexual contact: Depends on the infection - but often through oral, anal or vaginal sex. ...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


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Infection (Definition)

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