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Doctor insights on: Safe Sex With A Partner With Shingles

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I have multiple partners. Any risk>safe sex always?

Risky: There are so many stds out there (gonorrhea, syphilis, hiv, herpes, hepatitis, genital warts, chlamydia etc), that it is tantamount to playing russian roulette if you have unprotected sex with multiple partners. There is also the risk of a jealous or aggrieved partner to consider. Abstinence is the best protection against stds. Mutual exclusive loyalty & condom use are also effective. ...Read more

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more


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Is there any way to have safe sex without using condom or anythng else? I and my partner are 20 and 19 years respectively

Is there any way to have safe sex without using condom or anythng else? I and my partner are 20 and 19 years respectively

Safe from what?: If not married, there's no way to have sex and be safe from morality police. At ages 19 and 20, a couple might be safe from their parents (if not living with parents now). The biological purpose of sex is to create offspring, so naturally, there is no safe "natural" way to avoid getting pregnant. A couple can be safe from STD diseases if neither person has HIV, nor has had sex with another person. ...Read more

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So basically if I have hpv, i'll never again be able to have safe sex? Any partner that I have is at risk for contracting it?

So basically if I have hpv, i'll never again be able to have safe sex? Any partner that I have is at risk for contracting it?

HPV is Everywhere: Nope. That is not the message you should take home. You should one, get the full gardisil vaccine series. So should all of the potential partners you have that are 26 years and younger.

All of the people you meet in your life (96% of them at least) will have been exposed to one of the strains of hpv by the time they are 26.

Hpv infection alone is definitely not a reason to become celibate. ...Read more

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Since both partners have chlymidia can they have safe sex?

Since both partners have chlymidia can they have safe sex?

No: Not until both are treated and cured. Otherwise you will constantly be spreading the infection back and forth with potential serious consequences. ...Read more

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I was wondering how I could have safe sex with my partner if I carry the herpes virus?

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I was wondering how I could have safe sex with my partner if I carry the herpes virus?

Barrier protection: The safest way would be with barrier protection, such as condoms. ...Read more

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I had condom safe sex with my bf if I had condom safe sex with another partner is it safe will I get hiv I'm worried?

I had condom safe sex with my bf if I had condom safe sex with another partner is it safe will I get hiv I'm worried?

Condom use: Condoms are very good protection against HIV. You increase your risk of HIV with every partner as you are risking exposure to all the infections to which he or she has been exposed. ...Read more

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Safe sex with partner the middle of jan. Period was suppose to be here the day of we did it. & haven't had my period since the or am I stressing alot?

Safe sex with partner the middle of jan. Period was suppose to be here the day of we did it. & haven't had my period since the or am I stressing alot?

Don't know how long: Your menstrual cycle is. However, if you had sexual intercourse the day your period was anticipated - that episode of sex should not have prevented it. Would encourage you to take a home pregnancy test. Severe stress can also delay a period. ...Read more

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I'm a girl with genital herpes. My partner is clean how can we have safe sex without transferring him herpes?

I'm a girl with genital herpes. My partner is clean how can we have safe sex without transferring him herpes?

Meds lower risk: There is no way to take the risk of transmitting genital herpes to zero. Using condoms helps, but there are antiviral medications that may be taken to suppress shedding of the virus and decrease the risk of transmission. These are usually the same meds used to treat acute outbreaks and are safe in pregnancy, or when trying to conceive. ...Read more

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I am with my partner only for 4 days. I m having vaginal infection doc gave me a.f.kit. We want to have sex. Plz help how cn I have safe sex?

I am with my partner only for 4 days. I m having vaginal infection doc gave me a.f.kit. We want to have sex. Plz help how cn I have safe sex?

Kit?: Can you rephrase your question explaining what type of kit you have? Is infection yeast or bacterial? Did DR diagnose your infection or are you thinking you might have an infection. More information needed to answer your question thoroughly. ...Read more

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Pos elisaf (1.15)& neg w/b. Stis=no. Only sexual contact:10 & 25 days prior test; 2 diff partners-safe sex. Took test w/ bad stomach & throat. False pos?

Pos elisaf (1.15)& neg w/b. Stis=no. Only sexual contact:10 & 25 days prior test; 2 diff partners-safe sex. Took test w/ bad stomach & throat. False pos?

Unlikely: The accuracy of serologic testing for HIV is extremely high. The frequency of a false positive eia or western blot in low prevalence populations is extremely low. If a false positive test is suspected, the serologic tests should be repeated along with HIV RNA viral load testing. If a negative antibody test and HIV RNA results are obtained, the initial test can be considered a false-positive. ...Read more

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So, I have reoccurring shingles and I’m currently having an outbreak. Is it safe for my wife and I to have sex right now? She has also had shingles once before but is currently not experiencing an outbreak. Shingles and Sex

So, I have reoccurring shingles and I’m currently having an outbreak. Is it safe for my wife and I to have sex right now? She has also had shingles once before but is currently not experiencing an outbreak. Shingles and Sex

Should be ok: If a person had shingles or chicken pox in the past, she can no longer catch the virus from another person. However, if a person has no good immunity to the zoster virus (never caught chicken pox, is immunosuppressed, never got the vaccine, or got the vaccine but did not make enough antibodies) then she can get a case of chicken pox from the virus in the skin lesions of somebody else's shingles. ...Read more

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Tell me about safe sex?

Safe sex: For protection against both pregnancy and a sexually transmitted disease - a condom is commonly used. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get safe sex?

What is the best way to get safe sex?

Condoms: Safe sex means using a condom. You can buy the condoms but I can't tell you how to "get it". ...Read more

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What materials can help you have safe sex?

Barrier protection: Condoms are a crucial part of safer sex. This barrier reduces transmission of STDs. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have safe sex at 13?

Unsafe sex at 13: It might be emotionally damaging to the 13 year old to have sex at such a young age. It is unlikely that a true emotional relationship would be in existence which is healthy; safe sex is more than just not becoming pregnant; the emotional state pre and post of the partners must be considered. ...Read more

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Things to b remembr for a safe sex before marriage....?

Things to b remembr for a safe sex before marriage....?

Sexuality: First there is no way to know what you are asking here. Safe sex usually means sex that is protected from exposure to infected body fluids. Second, one does not usually go to the doctor to learn how to be sexual. This is done with practice and a lot of discussion with your girlfriends or female relatives. Perhaps you can be more specific about what you are really concerned about. ...Read more

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What things must I keep in mind about safe sex?

What things must I keep in mind about safe sex?

Knowledge is power: Make sure you know the infection status of any partner you have. It is best to have this conversation before considering sexual activity. Always use condoms to protect against transmission of infections, even if using a hormonal contraceptive. ...Read more

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How many days is the safe sex after period ends?

How many days is the safe sex after period ends?

Rhythm method: It's not possible to be sure without knowing how long your periods last, how long your typical cycles are, if they are regular....Also keep in mind that sperm can live inside a woman commonly for 3-5 days with some reports of as long as 7 days. ...Read more

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Can you have safe sex before chlymidia treatment?

Can you have safe sex before chlymidia treatment?

Not safe: Condoms are not a guarantee that you would not pass the chlamydia or another germ on to an uninfected contact. It might decrease risk, but not reliably. ...Read more

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I was wondering how I could have safe sex without condom?

Abstain: Condoms really are the only prevention we can against stds. Both female and male condoms may be used. Otherwise abstinence is the only other thing you can do. Remember there are a variety of condom types, so if they are the issue try changing which type you are using. ...Read more

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I was wondering how I could have safe sex without a condom?

Impossible: Sex with a new partner is risky even with a condom. The potential exposure to disease cannot be eliminated. ...Read more

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Could excessive (safe) sex and anxiety after a 2 year dry spell cause me to have a 2nd period less than a week after ending my 1st period?

Could excessive (safe) sex and anxiety after a 2 year dry spell cause me to have a 2nd period less than a week after ending my 1st period?

"Excessive"?: I'm not sure what you mean by "excessive (safe) sex"? Frequent intercourse would not induce a second menstrual period a few days later. Please see your gyn doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Mam, We had a safe sex still due to confusion she took a unwanted 72after that she got light bleeding 10days before her espected men's after one month?

Mam, We had a safe sex still due to confusion she took a unwanted 72after that she got light bleeding 10days before her espected men's after one month?

Unwanted 72, etc...: Emergency contraception pills (Plan B, Unwanted 72, ets...) are hormone pills and can alter a woman's periods for that month and sometimes the month after. Periods should be back to the way they were, after about 6 weeks. If still worried or if the third period doesn't look or seem normal, one can do a home pregnancy test, or talk with her primary care doctor or Ob-Gyn doctor. ...Read more

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I haven't been very sexually active but recently did have safe sex 5 days ago. I noticed I spotted blood then and im still now. Should I be worried? Ty

I haven't been very sexually active but recently did have safe sex 5 days ago. I noticed I spotted blood then and im still now. Should I be worried? Ty

Spotting: 30 year old lady with concern about spotting. Unknown what part of your menstrual cycle this is occurring in, only in the context of safe sex 5 days ago. Your past medical history of syncope, vertigo, weakness could point to a cardiovascular or thyroid abnormality and I think you need a full exam regardless and your OB/GYN can discuss spotting in context of menstrual cycle. Learn about cycle. ...Read more

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I had safe sex before 3 days. I suppose to get my periods yesterday but still I didn't get it. Pls tell me how can I get my periods back soon. Pls re?

I had safe sex before 3 days. I suppose to get my periods yesterday but still I didn't get it. Pls tell me how can I get my periods back soon. Pls re?

Maybe today: In a woman with regular periods, some causes of a late period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (like birth control pills), hormonal imbalances, etc… seeing a doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. Pregnancy is the common cause of a missed period, if sexually active. ...Read more

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When must someone practice safe sex?

Always: Safe sex is the wisest choice when any encounter with a person that is not completely known to the other partner is undertaken. Safe sex can prevent disease and pregnancy. Always have a condom with you for use unless you are in a committed relationship with a trustworthy partner. ...Read more

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How exactly do you practice safe sex?

Protection: Condoms are the most readily available and easiest item. Proper hygiene is helpful. Knowledgeable trust is essential. Extra precautions when doing unusual sexual activities. ...Read more

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When is the perfect time to have safe sex?

When is the perfect time to have safe sex?

Sorry, but there: Isn't a perfect time to have safe sex. To be completely protected from sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy - you should use protection every time. ...Read more

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What are safe sex positions for a female?

What are safe sex positions for a female?

Any position is fine: Any position is fine, as long as one doesn't end up with neck pain, back pain, hip pain, or end up breaking something falling off the furniture. ...Read more

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What would you advise for practicing safe sex with escorts?

What would you advise for practicing safe sex with escorts?

Commerical sex: You might think twice about having sex with escorts if you read this book, 'somebody's daughter: the hidden story of america's prostituted children and the battle to save them' by julian sher

http://www. Amazon. Com/somebodys-daughter-americas-prostituted-children/dp/1569765650. ...Read more

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Is it ok for a 14-15 year old to have safe sex?

Is it ok for a 14-15 year old to have safe sex?

Problems abound: As a male with a listed age of 18, I can see some obvious problems with your question. In my state, if you attempt or have sex with a 14-15 yo you can spend a good deal of time in prison, consensual or not. Each state has its "age of consent" based on knowledge that the brain remains behind the body in maturity. I suppose you have heard the term "jailbait" ...Read more

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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

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