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How do you contract hpv?

How do you contract hpv?

Unprotected contact: Generally hpv is contracted through unprotected sexual contact. Unfortunately it is common to contract hpv and not realize it. Not everyone has outward signs of hpv all the time, so you can have it and not know it. This is why it is important for women to have regular pap smears, and why the new hpv vaccines are recommended for young women and men. Talk to your doctor to learn more. ...Read more

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

A sexually transmitted disease is an infection which is ...Read more


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How do you contract measles?

How do you contract measles?

Contact with germ: Measles is an only human illness that is passed by direct contact with the oro-nasal secretions or airborn droplets coughed up by an infected person.Infected persons are contageous 1-2d prior to 5d after onset of the rash.When contageous particles enter your nose/eyes/mouth or throat, they may take 8-12 days before you have symptoms. Get vaccinated and you can avoid it. ...Read more

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How do you catch std?

How do you catch std?

Unprotected contact: Std's are caught when someone has unprotected mucosal contact with an infected person's bodily fluids. This could be oral, anal, or vaginal mucosa with any fluids from the body. ...Read more

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How do you prevent std's?

How do you prevent std's?

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 more

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How do you get gonorrhea using condoms?

How do you get gonorrhea using condoms?

Variety of ways: Any sexual contact can transmit. Condoms can break. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for stis without embarassment?

How do you get tested for stis without embarassment?

See below: There are a few test kits available where you submit your samples to a lab and then you consult with a doctor online or by phone about positive or equivocal results. Try stdtestexpress.Com for example. Be aware, however, that certain stds have mandatory reporting to the state health department to make sure you finish treatment and notify partners to get tested. ...Read more

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How do you contract the herpes virus?

How do you contract the herpes virus?

...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not need to be an open sore to get the virus. This is known as “asymptomatic shedding.” there is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk of getting herpes. ...Read more

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How do you contract mediastinitis?

How do you contract mediastinitis?

After surgery: Most commonly after sternotomy and heart surgery, but it can happen after other operations, after instrumentation, such as esophagoscopy, and ocassionally after foreign body perforation of esophagus, or spontaneously. ...Read more

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How do you know you have anal infection?

How do you know you have anal infection?

Pain, lump, fever: Tender swelling with fever is a good clue for bacterial infection, including abscess (pus pocket). Lots of other painful problems including anal fissure (tear), hemorrhoids. Stds are possible too, especially if anal sex. Any doubt, see md. ...Read more

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How do you get chlamydia? Oral?

How do you get chlamydia? Oral?

Most kinds of sex: You can get chlamydia from unprotected vaginal, oral, or anal sex. ...Read more

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How do you know when you have STD or sti?

How do you know when you have STD or sti?

Testing: Some std's (sexually transmitted disease) aka STI (sexually transmitted infection) have an obvious appearance, but most require testing such as culture or dna testing. If you have had unprotected sex or know that you were exposed to an std, best to get tested. Early treatment can prevent complications. ...Read more

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How do you get syphilis?

How do you get syphilis?

Exposure to germ: Syphillis is usually transmitted sexually thru contact with an infected person. That person may be asymptomatic and or have thought they had a flu like illness as their only symptoms. Risk of transmission is estimated at 30% per contact during the contageous phaze. Infected women pass it to their babies during pregnancy in the first years they have untreated disease. ...Read more

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How do you get herpes without sexual activity?

How do you get herpes without sexual activity?

Self transmission: Herpes on the lip is common and can be spread from the faeto genitals rarely. Genital herpes can lie dormant and recur at various times so contact could have possible been months ago. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a sexually transmitted disease from your partner?

How do you know if you have a sexually transmitted disease from your partner?

Signs symptoms test: Depends on gender. Discharge, bloody mucous, pain, irritation, burning on urination, known exposure to an std, or a positive test. Some std may not have signs or symptoms. If you suspect you've got one, see your doctor for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you get an std?

How do you get an std?

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 more

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How do you get genital herpes?

...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not need to be an open sore to get the virus. This is known as “asymptomatic shedding.” there is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk of getting herpes. ...Read more

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