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Im gay worried about std?

Im gay worried about std?

Knowledge & Safe Sex: If you are worried about getting an STD, it makes sense to learn as much as you can about them, as well as how to practice safe sex - practice sex so you minimize the chance of contracting an STD! Check out the Center For Disease Control's info on STDs & safe sex: http://www.cdc.gov/sexualhealth/ ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

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


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I am worried about possible HIV transmission?

I am worried about possible HIV transmission?

HIV: Transmission of this virus occurs only with intimate contact, either sexually or through needle sharing or blood or organ exchange. Make sure you have only protected sex. Ideally you might want to have a new sexual partner tested and not have sex with them until you are sure they are negative. Condoms are very effective. Several wives of my HIV patients have been negative for years. ...Read more

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I am worried about possible HIV infection?

I am worried about possible HIV infection?

Happy to help...: ...if we understand your concerns--have you been exposed or is your "worry" more academic? ...Read more

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Why am I always thinking about sex?

Why am I always thinking about sex?

Not an illness as lo: Ng as you are a responsible adult and are not sleeping around. ...Read more

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I am unsure about my sexuality?

I am unsure about my sexuality?

That's OK: There are many people who have questions about their sexuality. It can be completely normal to be confused, and sometimes it takes a long time to figure it out. Sometimes counseling can help, so if you remain perplexed, you always have that option. Know that there are people who can help. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have herpes now what do I do about marrying and unprotected sex?

I have herpes now what do I do about marrying and unprotected sex?

Herpes: I would first ask that you clarify which type of herpes you have. 75% of americans have herpes type one (the oral herpes) and 25% of americans have type two (known as 'genital' herpes). These humans have relationships, marry, have families. If the person you partner with does not have herpes there is a way for your physician to put you on a treatment to lower your contagiousness. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Im 18 years old, my semen is colorless im worried that i am infertile. Also im worried about my penis size its 11 cm?

Im 18 years old, my semen is colorless im worried that i am infertile. 
Also im worried about my penis size its 11 cm?

Don't worry: penis size and ejaculation are variable. average erect penis size is 5.5 inches (variable) semen can be whitem greym thick or thin. Neither color nor size has anything to do with fertility. ...Read more

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I have hepatitis b antigen positive, I am worried about getting married?

I have hepatitis b antigen positive, I am worried about getting married?

Ask Partner: If 1 partner, they vaccinated against hepatitis b? In this high risk situation have they considered having their immunity checked via blood work? Have you ruled out other sexually transmitted diseases such as hiv, hepatitis c, & other possibilities in yourself? Use barrier methods--condoms independent of whatever birth control your partner may be using to protect both of you from transmission of std. ...Read more

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Worried about my period being late! anything I should do?

Worried about my period being late! anything I should do?

If sexually active: Take a home pregnancy test. Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., pcos). ...Read more

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Should my boyfriend and I be concerned about STDs since monogamous?

Should my boyfriend and I be concerned about STDs since monogamous?

Depends: If neither of you ever had a previous sexual partner you could toss this issue aside. However, there are STD's like HPV that are often asymptomatic in both genders but can reactivate & pass to a partner later. If you have both been screened & found to have no evidence of any past infections, monogamy would protect you both going forward. ...Read more

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What causes a barlothin cyst my pap tested negative for STDs ,should i still be worried i may give my partner any std? I guess im going crazy

What causes a barlothin cyst my pap tested negative for STDs ,should i still be worried i may give my partner any std? I guess im going crazy

Bartholin duct cyst: The bartholin glands are small fluid secreting glands that moisten the outer vaginal region. They connect to the surface via small ducts. If the duct becomes blocked, the fluid backs up and a cyst forms. Bartholin cysts can become infected, sometimes from an STD. The cysts themselves do not cause the infection, and an uncomplicated Bartholin cyst is not infectious. ...Read more

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Went to gay bathhouse sucked on penis about 5min. 1st time. No precum or ejaculation are my odds great that I got std? Should I get tested. Worried.

Went to gay bathhouse sucked on penis about 5min. 1st time. No precum or ejaculation are my odds great that I got std? Should I get tested. Worried.

STD: There is going to be a much higher incidence of STD's at bathhouses. Here in South Florida that's the case big time. You may want to get tested by your primary. Things like herpes, gonorrhea and chlamydia may be rather obvious in their presentation, but syphilis may not. Getting HIV and Hep C tested is also a good idea though I don't think it applies dramatically from what you've described. ...Read more

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Sex! worried about pregnancy/problems with men?

Sex! worried about pregnancy/problems with men?

Hmmmm.....: So what exactly are you worried about? Sex has certainly been associated with pregnancy and problems with men. There is no law that says you have to have sex. You can't expect men to change much. So....Skip it or enjoy it and deal with the issues. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dear doctori had protected sex (by condom) with a sex-worker woman, 20 days ago. I don't know any thing about her health. I am worried about hiv. Is it possible that i might have contractedit?

Dear doctori had protected sex (by condom) with a sex-worker woman, 20 days ago. I don't know any thing about her health. I am worried about hiv. Is it possible that i might have contractedit?

Get tested for STDs: Most people w/ a new HIV infection will test positive by approx 25 days post exposure. Although u should get tested sometime around a month post exposure, it's also recommended that u get tested again 12 weeks after the exposure. Be sure to get comprehensive std testing along w/ HIV testing. See sexualhealth.Com or go to a local std clinic or primary care doc. Use condoms and avoid sex workers. ...Read more

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I get mumps 7 times.what am going to do? Am worried about my health.

I get mumps 7 times.what am going to do? Am worried about my health.

Doubt mumps: There are many possible agents that can infect the salivary glands including mumps. With the recurrence I would wonder if something else is going on. ...Read more

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I'm confused and scared about sexuality. What should I do?

Sexuality confused?: Please just know that your experience is normal. We are surrounded by messages that make it very confusing to determine how we should live our lives. But, with time and experience, one can come to terms with their human existence and to be able to determine who they would love to live out their lives with. Sex is a very important part of our human existence. Please do not miss this. ...Read more

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He had unprotected sex and is now freaking out about getting hiv. He's not mentally ready to get tested but wants pep any reference?! 01613

He had unprotected sex and is now freaking out about getting hiv. He's not mentally ready to get  tested  but wants pep any reference?! 01613

Not enough info: When was the exposure? Does he know if the contact was indeed infected? It is important to realize that HIV infection in 2013 is far from the death sentence of 30 years ago. It is a chronic disease like hypertension and diabetes that is easily controllable. ...Read more

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26 year old male here and I am worried about having protected sex with four prostitutes and two times with no condom with random girls. Std possible?

26 year old male here and I am worried about having protected sex with four prostitutes and two times with no condom with random girls. Std possible?

STD: Any time you have unprotected sex, it is possible to get an std. Condoms make it less likely but are not perfect. You can visit or doctor or local health clinic to get tested. Some stds cause symptoms such as penile discharge or burning on urination but others - such as HIV - may not cause symptoms for a long time. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections can be viral, bacterial or caused by protozoa. They are ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

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