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How can a woman prevent STD if she has sex with another woman?

How can a woman prevent STD if she has sex with another woman?

Good question: Genito-oral transmission of STDs + mouth to mouth well recognized. Mutual masturbation is always safe. Know your partner for prolonged period of time. Avoid cunnilingus in presence of any but clear vaginal discharge. Know that partner has tested STD negative 10 - 12 weeks after sex with another person. Otherwise UR always at risk. Wish you well. ...Read more

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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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If a man is constantly having unprotected sex with a woman who has gonorrhea how soon will his symptoms show?

If a man is constantly having unprotected sex with a woman who has gonorrhea how soon will his symptoms show?

Get tested: Symptoms usually show in 2-5 days, but may take 4 weeks. The most common symptom is discharge from the penis, but some men may not have any symptoms initially or may only develop symptoms of late infection including fevers, rash, and joint/tendon swelling. A urine sample should be tested. It is possible that both the man and woman should be treated for gonorrhea. ...Read more

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Can a man give chlamydia to a baby from oral sex with pregnant woman if the man has it?

Can a man give chlamydia to a baby from oral sex with pregnant woman if the man has it?

Baby safe until labr: Unfortunately , chlamydia can be carried in the female genital tract without symptome. I'm not aware of oral sex passing the germ, but the baby is insulated from exposure by the sac that holds the waters. After your water breaks, if you have chlamidia ( acquired at any point) baby can pick it up on the way out. After a time it can cause an eye infection or pneumonia a few wks later. ...Read more

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If a healthy male has sex with a woman who has HIV, can he get it too?

If a healthy male has sex with a woman who has HIV, can he get it too?

Yes: Please use barrier protection. Heterosexual transmission is common especially in some parts of the world. ...Read more

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If a girl got chlamydia from only having sexual intercourse with her partner and performed oral sex to another person can he then get chlamydia?

If a girl got chlamydia from only having sexual intercourse with her partner and performed oral sex to another person can he then get chlamydia?

Probably not: If you had genital chlamydia, you wouldn't spread it from just oral contact with another person. You should get treated for the infection, though. ...Read more

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Doctor when is it possible for a woman who is HIV positive to infect her partner who is unprotected during sex?

Doctor when is it possible for a woman who is HIV positive to infect her partner who is unprotected during sex?

No short answer: Any exposure to bodily fluids which might have blood cells (especially white blood cells) in it can transmit hiv. The risk varies depending on the type of exposure, individual risks (is he circumcised; does he have any penile sores; if you engage in oral sex does he have any sores in his mouth; etc.) and whether or not you're on medicine and what your viral load is. Lower viral loads lessen risk. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a woman to get pregnant if she has unprotected sex while on her period?

Is it possible for a woman to get pregnant if she has unprotected sex while on her period?

Yes: It is less likely but possible. Sperm lives for three days in the reproductive tract which would make it possible for a new egg to become fertilized ...Read more

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If a woman or her husband has hiv/aids, if she will become pregnant, the child will has as well? Can it be cured before getting pregnant ?

If a woman or her husband has hiv/aids, if she will become pregnant, the child will has as well? Can it be cured before getting pregnant ?

Managable problem: If someone has HIV and access to treatment, they can have offspring that do not get the disease. This does require coordinated care between the infectious disease specialists, the obstetrician managing the pregnancy, and the doc following the newborn. A pregnant mother in good control (low viral load) can give birth to an infant that does not get hiv.No cure for HIV has been found to date. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a woman has a yeast infection and has sex, will it harm the partner?

Can you tell me if a woman has a yeast infection and has sex, will it harm the partner?

Infection potential: There is a possiblity that the partner could become infected. Wait until your symptoms resolve & you have completed your course of treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a woman gives oral sex and catches chlamydia can she have symptoms in her vaginal area?

Can you tell me if a woman gives oral sex and catches chlamydia can she have symptoms in her vaginal area?

Pharyngeal: She could have pharyngeal chlamydia. But if chlamydia were directly transitted to her vagina then she could be infected in that site as well. ...Read more

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Having sex with a girl while she is on her period without a condom. Can it cause the guy to catch anything?

Having sex with a girl while she is on her period without a condom. Can it cause the guy to catch anything?

Anything she carries: The menses is not some magic interval that stops stds.Consider any exposure without a condom the same at any point, menses or not. ...Read more

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Can woman get STDs from another woman like only having sex and oral sex with a woman?

Can woman get STDs from another woman like only having sex and oral sex with a woman?

Yes: Any transfer of contaminated fluids between two parties, regardless of sex, can transfer some forms of STD's. This can also hap pen with contaminated/shared sex toys.There are at least a dozen infections that can pass during sex, and some are more likely to pass than others. ...Read more

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If someone has a sex change operation from man to woman, can "she" have a baby under hormonal supplementation?

If someone has a sex change operation from man to woman, can "she" have a baby under hormonal supplementation?

No: It is not possible to restore a functional uterus surgically in a male. Sperm could be cryopreserved prior to a sex-change operation for a male, and then used to produce a pregnancy at a later time in a partner or gestational carrier. ...Read more

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