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How Do U Get An Std
STD screening: Screening guidelines for stds recommend that sexually active men and women should be offered routine screening for hiv. Serologic testing for hepatitis b should also be done. Women with a history of unprotected sex/multiple partners should be screened yearly for gc and chlamydia. Men for chlamydia. The window period for detection of HIV antibodies is 6 wks-6 mos. After exposure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Can u get an STD if your parent does not have it or has never had it and if you use protection (condom all the time during sex) ?
Yes: A person can get a sexually transmitted disease even if the person has no family history of sexually transmitted diseases. Even persons that use condoms during sexual intercourse can get contagiated with a sexually transmitted disease. Depending on how it is used and type of condom (lambskin for example) condoms may not provide protection against sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. ...Read more
Because it's true: The reasons are complex. 19 year olds are no more susceptible to most STDs than persons age 25 or 30. But young people tend to change partners more frequently, to have occasional high risk partners, and often less likely to use condoms consistently. Older folks often have had STDs previously and therefore are partly resistant or immune. Protect yourself: use condoms, get vaccinated against HPV. ...Read more
Because it matters: Several of the std's can be lifelong, deadly, cause sterility, be present without symptoms for years and return, etc. Unless you entered a relationship with a virgin as a virgin an neither of you ever stray (100%), periodic screening is a reasonable thing to do.That is if you want to avoid the potential problems. ...Read more
Sometimes: Condoms when used properly certainly can cut down the risk of catching std. But sexual activity can be vigorous, and the chance of a std somehow spreading is still there even though lessened. Fortunately most std's can be treated. See your family doctor if you have suspicions. And get your partner into treatment if they have a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sexually transmitted: A sexually transmitted disease is spread by having sex. They key thing for people to remember is that sex, may include oral to genital, anal to genital, genital to genital contact or even hand to genital contact. All of those types of contact can spread stds. Contact with infected skin or secretions can spread the disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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