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Doctor insights on: Penicillin And Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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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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Where did sexually transmitted diseases originate from?

Where did sexually transmitted diseases originate from?

Evolution at work!: Same as for most infections. There are billions of bacteria and viruses that inhabit our bodies, mostly beneficial or at least harmless but sometimes causing disease. The STDs are caused by some that evolved to cause disease, to survive best in the genital tract, and to require human intimacy for transmission. In other words, they evolved with humans as we ourselves evolved from earlier ancestors. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of catching sexually transmitted diseases?

What is the likelihood of catching sexually transmitted diseases?

Risk factors: If you are celebate the chance is 0%. It all depends on the risk factors for the particular sexually transmitted diseases and your risky behaviors. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a baby to be born with sexually transmitted diseases?

Is it possible for a baby to be born with sexually transmitted diseases?

Absolutely: Particularly syphilis and hiv, along with herpes and several other potentially harmful organisms. ...Read more

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What sexually transmitted diseases can you get from giving someone head?

What sexually transmitted diseases can you get from giving someone head?

Many: Syphilis, hiv, gonorrhea, herpes are among the more common. This assumes you are receiving ejaculate onto the back of the throat and tonsils. Condoms provide protection. Stay safe please. ...Read more

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What are the three most common sexually transmitted diseases on campuses?

What are the three most common sexually transmitted diseases on campuses?

Interesting ?: Chlamydia, herpes and gonorrhea are among the most common, but difficult to know the true frequency of HIV disease because of the often delayed recognition. Syphilis is less common. Trichomonas may also be in the top 5. ...Read more

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Are sexually transmitted diseases kind of a way of punishing promiscuity?

Are sexually transmitted diseases kind of a way of punishing promiscuity?

Not really: Just a result of promiscuity. Nobody is punishing anybody with these, anymore than with pneumonia or urinary tract infections or heart disease. They are just part of life. ...Read more

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Could the gardasil shot only protect against sexually transmitted diseases?

Could the gardasil shot only protect against sexually transmitted diseases?

Confusing question: The Gardasil shot will only help protect against 4 strains of the hpv, a std with many strains. It will only protect if given prior to exposure.It will not protect against the dozen or more diseases that can be transmitted via sex. ...Read more

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Is it possible for sexually transmitted diseases to be transmitted using vibrators?

Yes: If your partner has an std, any contact transfer can spread the organism. This would include shared vibrators or other sexual toys. Protection is important until the std is treated. ...Read more