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How To Avoid St Ds
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
Condoms: The only way to minimize risk is to be in a truly monogamous relationship with a trusted partner who has been previously tested. If you have both been cleared then there is no risk (assuming no cheating). Condoms are effective in preventing stds passed via fluid transmission like gonorrhea, chlamydia & hiv. Condoms are less effective in skin to skin transmitted stds like hpv, herpes and syphilis. ...Read more
I had unsafe sex with prostitute yesterday which preventive antibiotics should I take to avoid any std's and hiv.
Sex: If you got any std or hiv, then you will not be able to prevent any of those, only treat. Hiv is the hardest in this case, because you will need to see a doc to have them possibly give you medication which is not 100% protective at this point. Gonorrhea and chlamydia are fairly easily treated. Herpes is usually not treated prophylactically. Hep.B/c are not either. Trichomonas can be. ...Read more
I have decided to be single and live life a virgin. unwanted pregnancy, emotional pain, abortions, stds/hiv are all avoided. what's wrong with this?
Nothing specific: If this is what you choose, good for you. If you have gone to this as a refuge because of tragic life events, some work with a therapist might help. If you learn to deal with the events that brought you to this decision, you may find more enjoyment in the company of others. ...Read more
No sex OR Safe sex: Practice as safe of sex as you can. Condoms every time, less risky behaviors (i.e. Multiple partners, anal sex, unprotected sex, etc...) and protect yourself with condoms every time. Also get good prenatal care with usual testing for fetus and you, and get frequent std testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is alone vera gel a good product to use on vagina breakouts related to razor bumps ?No stds! & how to avoid these breakouts ?
Single blade: Razor bumps are due to ingrown hairs, caused by shaving too closely. Use a single-blade or electric razor, which will not give you as close a shave - but that's the idea. Aloe vera is fine for bumps that you already have. ...Read more
Why I'm having a discharge on my panties it's brown stains and smelly odor got tested and no STD or anything just a yeast infection what to do about it and what to avoid they gave me terconazole cream?
Which is the best way to avoid pregnancy, other than condoms?I fear inserting iud's may tear the hymen before i tear i it through sex.We have no std's
Prescribed cipro, (ciprofloxacin) have non specific testicular pain, no std, would rather avoid fluoroquinolones, alternative anti biotic? Read about tendon ruptures
Too soon: Gonorrhea and chlamydia testing is valid after 4-5 days, but no sooner. Blood tests for syphilis, HIV, etc take a few weeks. Be on the alert for symptoms like discharge from the penis, painful urination, or genital sores, which can show up any time from 2 days to a couple of weeks. Get checked ASAP if symptoms appear, otherwise best to wait a few days. ...Read more
Don't bet on it: If you suspect you have been exposed pay attention and get checked out with any change in your system or at least every 6 mo.Viral illnesses like herpes and HIV take time to set up in your system and 12 hrs is too soon for them to show their presence, or generate any positive tests.Chlamydia & gonorrhea may produce no symptoms but should turn tests positive within the first week. ...Read more