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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
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
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
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