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Doctor insights on: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

STD is also known as Sexually transmitted disease. 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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Treating Syphilis (Tip)

Treating Syphilis

Never presume someone does not have an std just because they say so. Always use protection. ...See more

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What are the most common symptoms of sexually-transmitted disease?

Varies with STD's: Pelvic pain, pain with voiding, increased temperature, and / or vaginal discharge are common with some std's. Painful sores and warts are associated with other std's. Some std's can affect the liver and the immune system with symptoms related to those organs. ...Read more

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Can doctors test you for sexually transmitted diseases before you can donate blood?

Can doctors test you for sexually transmitted diseases before you can donate blood?

Yes, but...: All organ donors will be checked for all possible blood-borne / body-fluid-borne diseases such as HIV, syphilis, CMV, hep-B/hep-C, etc. Ask the detail at the center for organ harvesting. But, indeed, it is nice of you to think and ask this question for social conscience and safety. I salute you. Best ... ...Read more

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Treating Syphilis (Tip)

Treating Syphilis

If you have an std, you use protection not only to prevent spreading it, but also to avoid a 2nd one. ...See more

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Improving Sexual Performance (Checklist)

Communicate with your partner
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Practice -- sex improves through practice and communication
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Exercise -- better body image will improve your desire
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How fast can you spread sexually transmitted diseases after you contract them? I mean, before the tests come back?

How fast can you spread sexually transmitted diseases after you contract them? I mean, before the tests come back?

The next contact: Death, dementia, disfigurement, pain, cancer, transmission to others! sores, rashes, pain on urination... If you think you have been exposed. Get checked. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a sexually transmitted disease from your partner?

Signs symptoms test: Depends on gender. Discharge, bloody mucous, pain, irritation, burning on urination, known exposure to an std, or a positive test. Some std may not have signs or symptoms. If you suspect you've got one, see your doctor for proper evaluation. ...Read more