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Sexually Transmitted Disease
Too many to cover: There are more than a dozen separate illnesses that can be passed through sexual contact. Some are more prevalent than others and some produce major problems and some only a few. If you have a question about a specific std, please start over with any relevant information and specify the type you are interested in.Questions are not linked. ...Read more
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
Testing: You did not list symptoms or exposure history. Even if you did, you need a local evaluation to confirm or exclude this collection of diagnoses. Only with a review of exposure history, exam and testing can this be answered with confidence. ...Read more
Get tested...: Get tested and get an exam by your physician. You can't tell for sure by guessing, 'googling' or asking on a question board. See your doc and get tested. Then follow that up with recurrent and consistent medical care for guidance and testing as long as you are sexually active... ...Read more
Antibiotics: The only sexually transmitted diseases that can be cured are caused by bacteria or parasites and can be treated with antibiotics. The drug depends on the disease. Std's caused by viruses cannot be curred with medication. Your body's immune system must clear them. Existing drugs will only otherwise suppress their effects. ...Read more
Never used protection, and so I am afraid I might have a sexually transmitted disease what to do?
Time for a visit: It would be reasonable to set up a visit with your doc or OBGYN and share your concerns with them. There are in excess of 2 dozen infections that can be transmitted sexually, some common and some rare. The only way to know is to have a good evaluation done with proper testing. ...Read more
I never used protection and now I am afraid I have a sexually transmitted disease. What should I do?
See doctor or clinic: Visit a doctor or clinic for professional evaluation, advice, testing, and perhaps treatment. ...Read more
Please clarify...: Do you mind clarifying your question so that i can answer you? ...Read more
Demerits?: You mean what's bad about them? Well...They're disease for one thing. And they're also sexually transmitted, which means you can give them to other people, including people you might care about. I could go on, but it doesn't seem necessary to specify why it's not good to have sexually transmitted diseases, and there's certainly nothing good about them. ...Read more
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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