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Am I required to tell my sexual partners that I have gonorrhea?

Am I required to tell my sexual partners that I have gonorrhea?

Yes: Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted that will continue to spread if not treated. It is very important that all sexual partners be notified so that they receive the appropriate treatment. In addition to spreading the disease to many people, untreated gonorrhea will lead to other sequele such as chronic infection, pain, bleeding, and ectopic pregnancies. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Gonorrhea (Definition)

Gonorrhea is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhea. Anyone who has any type of sex can catch gonorrhea. The infection can be spread by contact with the mouth, vagina, penis, or anus. The bacteria grow in warm, moist areas of the body, including the tube that carries urine out of the body (urethra). In women, the bacteria may be found in the reproductive tract (which includes the fallopian tubes, uterus, and cervix). The bacteria can even ...Read more


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I have gonorrhea does the state board really contact my sexual partners?

The HD will: The health department will contact partners to get them tested and treated to prevent further spread since gonorrhea is a communicable disease. ...Read more

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In order to get gonorrhea or chlamydia, is one of your sexual partners supposed to have it?

Yes someone: Has to give it to you and both of you need to be treated and recultured to make sure it is gone form both of you. ...Read more

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1 sex partner.After initial sexual encounter fishy rectal odor, lip tingling. Tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia= negative?Fishy odor due to herpes?

Bacterial vaginosis: The fishy odor is usually due to an infection that is a mixture of many different bacteria, the common name is bacterial vaginosis, also call it bv. The causes are many, bringing bacteria from the rectum to the vagina. It is not classified as a std, but it can be transferred from one partner to the other. Women can develop this with out being sexually active, hence not a true std. ...Read more

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Is someone who's HIV positive required to inform present or future sexual partners by law?

Is someone who's HIV positive required to inform present or future sexual partners by law?

HIV: This may vary from state to state, but there have been criminal and civil cases in which the failure to notify has been evidence of a variety of criminal accusations, and the civil liabilities have resulted in very significant monetary rewards to the injured party. Morally it seems only natural to let people with whom you plan to be intimate know what their risks are. Wouldn't you want to know? ...Read more

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If HPV can clear on its own is it possible it can come back without any sexual partners at all?

If HPV can clear on its own is it possible it can come back without any sexual partners at all?

Yes: A "clear" hpv test may mean the virus is only 'suppressed' to sub clinical levels where it is not detectable and won't cause disease; but may replicate at a later time to detectable, clinical levels where it may cause changes. The further out a person is negative the less likely it is to become positive without new exposure, but it is possible. ...Read more

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I had anal sex with guy who hadnt aymore sexual partners.Can i get some desaise?its second time.He is first.

Depends: If your sexual partner is disease free, he can't give you a sexually transmitted infection( STI). However, it is difficult to know if he carries any virus or bacteria that could be transmitted to you. Best to use condoms to protect both people. ...Read more

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Are newly HIV infected people by law require to inform past sexual partners that they may or may not have infected?

Are newly HIV infected people by law require to inform past sexual partners that they may or may not have infected?

Depends: Laws vary by state, but this is something that obviously can't be enforced, since the patient has to provide names. People diagnosed with HIV are encouraged to notify former partners, which can also be done anonymously through the health department. Disclosure to current partners is more straightforward, and in some states can be done without consent of a patient who refuses to disclose. ...Read more

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