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How Do Lesbians Prevent Spreading St Ds
Protect yourself: Women who partner with women can use barrier methods including condoms (if they have male partners), fingercots and dental dams (with female and female bodied partners) and disinfect and wash any sexual toys. Women should also see their health provider for routine screening for sti's includng hiv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
STD's: I tell all my patients and students that pregnancy is a sexually transmitted disease just as is hiv. Both are reliably prevented by not having sex until you know who your partner is, their HIV status and you are ready for the responsibility that goes along with the behavior. Since this usually falls on deaf ears, condoms are an option but are not 100% effective for either sexually transmitted ds. ...Read more
Stay home/wash hands: Influenza is highly contagious, especially by droplet transmission. That means that by coughing, sneezing, or talking as many as six feet away from someone can transmit the disease to them. It is also believed that less often, influenza can be transmitted by touching a surface with the virus on it and then touching the face. So, stay home to avoid people, wash hands often, and clean surfaces. ...Read more
Condoms or abstain: Condoms prevents std's, but not 100% against herpes. Hsv is a virus that lives in the skin in the perineal area (any skin your undwear touches). If someone has herpes, even w/o symptoms (the person might not even know they have it), & they are wearing a condom (which only covers the penis, leaving the rest of the perineum exposed) they can pass it on through sex. If you abstain its 100%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid certain areas: Most importantly, avoid travel to areas designated by the CDC as high risk. You can find an updated list on the CDC website. If travel to one of these areas cannot be avoided, make sure to apply insect repellant frequently and to wear long sleeves and pants. Make sure all windows and doors have screens if they are to remain open. Get rid of standing water as this is where mosquitos breed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stay healthy: Herpes outbreaks can occur for a number of reasons, as well as for no apparent reason. The key is keeping your immune system as healthy as possible. This includes reducing stress, eating in a healthy manner, avoiding other illnesses, exercising regularly, getting adequate sleep, and many other "healthy" things. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Define failure: Condoms prevent both HIV and pregnancy without about the same success. When condoms "fail, " resulting in either pregnancy or HIV transmission, it's usually because they're left in the drawer on the nightstand. This is termed "condom failure" in people who list condoms as their form of birth control, but it really shouldn't blamed on the condom. The same is true for HIV prevention. ...Read more
Condom vs no Condom: A condom is the most reliable way to prevent most stds. Contact of genital skin to genital skin is the most common pathway for stds to be transmitted; however, hpv/hsv (warts/herpes) can be transmitted from areas that a condom doesn't protect (base of the penis, scrotum). If by sex workers you mean prostitutes, that is the answer. If you mean porn actors, they are all routinely screened for stds. ...Read more
Please Clarify: There are twelve common stds. They are different, transmitted differently, and tested differently some can be vaccinated for. Do you have any symptoms that you are most concerned about? I always advise men and women that if they are going to be sexual they must know the basics of the stds. What are they? How are they prevented? When to test? ...Read more
Normal washing: Trich can be spread penis 2 vagina, vagina 2 vagina, vagina 2 penis, also through hands, mouth & anus. Not spread (or very rarely) through clothing/bedding. Normal wash should be fine. May be spread by shared sex toys so wash those between partners. Common in women in their 40s/50s, not the same demographic as for chlamydia, gonorrhea. Very common. 70% have no symptoms. Curable with medication. ...Read more
TLC : Keep skin healthy by avoiding cuts and sores --- use anti-bacterial cleansers. ...Read more
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