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Can sexually transmitted infections cause long term health problems?

Can sexually transmitted infections cause long term health problems?

Sex Effects: Sexual transmitted diseases, if untreated, can cause long term health problems. Syphilis is a good example, which can cause heart, and nervous system disorders including dementia and insanity. Others like HIV can result in aids and death. Hepatitis can lead to liver cancer and death. Some infections can result in chronic fatigue, depression and other cancers like cervical and penile cancer. ...Read more

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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What are the ways that people get a sexually transmitted disease/infection?

What are the ways that people get a sexually transmitted disease/infection?

Sexual contact: Depends on the infection - but often through oral, anal or vaginal sex. ...Read more

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When are you most in jeopardy for getting " sexually transmitted infections"?

When partner has it: Statistically, young females 15-24 have the highest incidence of stds. As for an individual, you are most susceptable is when your partner has active infections, and also if you are not healthy your body is not able to fight the infections off once you contracted it. So, always practice cautions. An ounce of precention is worth a pound of cure. Stay safe..Consult your doc..Good luck. ...Read more

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Which state in us has reported the most cases of sexually transmitted infections?

California: Good ole california, but its large populations helps make it true! ...Read more

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What sexually transmitted infections can you get from oral sex?

Many!: Hiv, hepatitis b and c, herpes 1 or 2. These viral diseases are incurable, and except for the herpes, cab be fatal. If you are concerned, you should see your dr. About performing tests. For my colleagues, i did not mention syphilis, gonorrhea, or chlamdya, all of which are treatable! ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more