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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
STD is also known as Sexually transmitted disease. 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
Passing germs: Sexual activity involves the exchange of a variety of body fluids, which can be contaminated with bacteria or viruses that cause a variety of diseases. STD (sexually transmitted disease) include typical agents like gonorrhea and HPV, but can include hepatitis B and C and HIV. Your partner may or may not know they are infected.Some germs can render you sterile with one infection. Choose wisely. ...Read more
Define virgin: There are at least a dozen illnesses that can be passed during sexual contact. Some are more specific to sex, like HIV while others like hepatitis just use sex as a non traditional pathway. If you both have never had sex with anyone (oral, vaginal, other) regardless of gender, you are unlikely to pass a std. ...Read more
Water sports: I am surprised to see this question here. It is a first for me. But, urine play during a sexual encounter is a common experience that some couples use to enhance their sexuality. It is very difficult to think that urine exposure can put one at risk for stds. Most stds require blood, semen, or vaginal secretions to pass along the std. ...Read more
Depends on contact: Sexually transmitted diseases (stds) can only be transmitted through direct contact. Just sitting in cubicle next to your co-worker will not put you at risk. Physical contact to a lesion (herpes, chancre, etc.) can lead to an infection. Obviously, sexual contact is included in the description of physical contact. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably not, but ..: Clinically, the likelihood to contract STD is low within the described scenario, but not impossible. Facts to know: Nowadays, many men and women might have multiple sexual partners in life, and nearly 50% of STD-contracted men/women are merely STD carriers without symptoms; furthermore, being exposed to STD-infected partners doesn't mean always contracting STD, roughly 15% of chance. This is life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be wise in restrooms: It is unlikely to catch anything in a restroom except for diarrheal diseases, and perhaps contagious flu-like illnesses, because poop gets onto surfaces throughout restrooms, and flu-like illnesses are also transmissible via surfaces such as door handles. Act wisely in restrooms. ...Read more
He may not know: No, but not all stds show symptoms in males. For example, chlamydia often has no symptoms in men but does in women; herpes has lesions that come and go; HIV can have no symptoms for years. So, just because someone says he does not have an std and is being honest, he may not know. If you do make the decision to engage in sexual activity, be careful and be protected to reduce your risk. ...Read more
Is it possible to catch and STD if both male and female don't have any, she has slept with 2 others and I was a virgin?
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