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Doctor insights on: Does Multiple Sexual Partners Cause Sexually Transmitted Infections

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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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Could BV be transmitted to sexual partner?

Could BV be transmitted to sexual partner?

Not really: You have bacteria and yeast that normally 'live' in the vagina. Bv infections happen when the bacteria outgrow the yeast. No different than yeast infection in the vice versa. These are rarely transmitted to partners. ...Read more

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Can douching after sex prevent sexually transmitted infections?

Can douching after sex prevent sexually transmitted infections?

Not likely: It is possible, but not likely. Once a bacteria or virus have been transmitted, physical douching will not likely dislodge them. Safe sex practices, especially condom use, are the best strategies to prevent stis. ...Read more

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Gardnerella vaginosis can cause by multie sex partners?

Gardnerella vaginosis can cause by multie sex partners?

Bacterial vaginosis: GV is one organism associated with BV, and is not considered an STD. It is a common vaginal infection that tends to be recurrent, though is treatable with antibiotics. Multiple partners may increase your susceptibility. ...Read more

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Can vaginal yeast infections be transmitted through oral sex?

Can vaginal yeast infections be transmitted through oral sex?

Not likely.: That would assume your partner had oral candida. This would be rare. Some women simply have more problems with vaginal yeast infection, probably because of their own immune response to fungi. ...Read more

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What sexually transmitted diseases (std) can affect gay men?

What sexually transmitted diseases (std) can affect gay men?

ALL of them: There are no "freebies" in terms of stds--if you have unprotected intercourse, you are at risk for contracting the entire spectrum of sexually transmitted diseases. Use condoms for protection. ...Read more

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What conditions other than HIV can be transmitted through unprotected anal sex?

What conditions other than HIV can be transmitted through unprotected anal sex?

STI: Any and all sti or stds can be passed through oral, vaginal or anal sex. Protection is a must to prevent the spread of infections. ...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 is bacterial vaginosis transmitted? Is through having multiple sex partners?

How is bacterial vaginosis transmitted? Is through having multiple sex partners?

Can be: Bacterial vaginosis is a description for when a 'normal' vaginal flora (bacteria) grows in abnormal proportion and becomes the dominant bacteria in your vagina.... Over the normal dominant bacteria (the good bacteria, lactobaccilli). Many things cause bv, including exposure to different bacteria through multiple sex partners, allergens, toxins, changes in exercise, stress, diet. ...Read more

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Can one contract any incurable sexually transmitted diseases by performing oral sex?

Can one contract any incurable sexually transmitted diseases by performing oral sex?

Yes.: Hiv, hepatitis b and c, herpes 1 or 2. These viral diseases are incurable, and except for the herpes, cab be fatal. If you are concerned, you should see your dr. About performing tests. For my colleagues, i did not mention syphilis, gonorrhea, or chlamdya, all of which are treatable! ...Read more

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What sexually transmitted infections can you get from oral sex?

What sexually transmitted infections can you get from oral sex?

Many!: Hiv, hepatitis b and c, herpes 1 or 2. These viral diseases are incurable, and except for the herpes, cab be fatal. If you are concerned, you should see your dr. About performing tests. For my colleagues, i did not mention syphilis, gonorrhea, or chlamdya, all of which are treatable! ...Read more

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1 sex partner.After initial sexual encounter fishy rectal odor, lip tingling. Tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia= negative?Fishy odor due to herpes?

1 sex partner.After initial sexual encounter fishy rectal odor, lip tingling. Tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia= negative?Fishy odor due to herpes?

Bacterial vaginosis: The fishy odor is usually due to an infection that is a mixture of many different bacteria, the common name is bacterial vaginosis, also call it bv. The causes are many, bringing bacteria from the rectum to the vagina. It is not classified as a std, but it can be transferred from one partner to the other. Women can develop this with out being sexually active, hence not a true std. ...Read more

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Can type 1 herpes be spread sexually, other than through oral sex?

Can type 1 herpes be spread sexually, other than through oral sex?

Herpes: Yes. Herpes virus is contagious virus can be shed without any evident active lesions. In particular if vesicles are present the virus is highly contagious . The chances would be decreased if he is on suppressive therapy with an anti herpes virus medication such as valtrex (valacyclovir). ...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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How do male and female sex workers prevent sexually transmitted diseases?

How do male and female sex workers prevent sexually transmitted diseases?

Do they prevent?: Death, dementia, disfigurement, pain, cancer, transmission to others! sores, rashes, pain on urination... If you think you have been exposed. Get checked. ...Read more

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Are certain cancers sexually transmitted as an std?

Are certain cancers sexually transmitted as an std?

Cervical cancer: Comes form certain high risk subtypes of hpv, almost always now days if you go for regular checks if it causes a problem, it should be diagnosed and treated if necessary in the pre- cancerous phase before it can get to cancer. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis type-c be sexually transmitted while menstruating?

Can hepatitis type-c be sexually transmitted while menstruating?

Uncommonly, but yes: Any blood borne disease can be spread more easily during menstruation and blood exposure. Hep c can be spread sexually, but more commonly by direct inoculation, e.g. Iv or nasal drug use, tainted transfusion, or tattoo, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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


Multiple Sexual Partners (Definition)

You can reduce your risk of getting an STD by having regular checkups for STDs even if you have no symptoms, especially if you are having sex with a new partner ...Read more