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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

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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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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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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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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Are there really laws regarding partner notification of sexually transmitted infections?

Are there really laws regarding partner notification of sexually transmitted infections?

In some states: This varies with the locality and the particular disease, but the answer is sometimes. ...Read more

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My first sexual partner was a virgin and so was I and we were both clean. Can I still get a sexually transmitted disease?

My first sexual partner was a virgin and so was I and we were both clean. Can I still get a sexually transmitted disease?

Depends: This depends on how honest they are,how you/they define virgin & sexually transmitted disease. There are infections that can pass sexually that are not considered front line STI's, like hepatitis,flu, mono. There are partner sexual acts that many don't consider "sex".A given male hot on the trail of some sexual conquest may say anything to get the "prize". ...Read more

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Is ic a sexually transmitted disease/infection (std/sti)? 

Is ic a sexually transmitted disease/infection (std/sti)? 

No: Interstitial cystitis is an inflammatory condition wherein the bladder is deficient in a 'slime layer' that protects the lining from irritating substances in the urine. Almost like a 'diaper rash' on the inside. It can be managed and treated with dietary changes, oral medications and sometimes infusions of medicine into the bladder. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sexually transmitted infections?

For syphillis: And gonorrhea, high dose, parenteral penicillin; for clamydia, tetracyclines. Viral (hpv, genital herpes, hiv, hepatitis b, c, d), there is presetnly no treatment to eliminate, but for HIV and hepatitis, anti-virals control the virus, and prevent death. ...Read more

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Can urologists be seen for sexually transmitted infections?

Can urologists be seen for sexually transmitted infections?

Yes.: Yes. For more serious, HIV hepb, hepc, see an id specialist. ...Read more

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What college in the us has the most sexually transmitted infections?

Have no idea: Does anybody keep such data? Does it provide an incentive to apply elsewhere? Why the question? ...Read more

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Help please! is bacterial infection like staphylococcus a sexually transmitted disease?

Help please! is bacterial infection like staphylococcus a sexually transmitted disease?

No: Even though an infection could be transmitted during the act of sex does not mean that it falls into the category of sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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Does sexual education in high school impact the rate of sexually transmitted infections?

PC correct or not!: Zealots argue that sex education prevents stds by explaing how to have unprotected sex, and also say it decreases teen pregnancy. Well both have gone up in the era of "sex education." the schools should focus on core knowledge and have sex ed elsewhere! ...Read more

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

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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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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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Is a sexually transmitted infection the same as a sexually transmitted disease?

Is a sexually transmitted infection the same as a sexually transmitted disease?

Yes: Doctors go back and forth on the preferred politically correct terminology, but they're the same thing. ...Read more

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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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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

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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