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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Overview)

A sexually transmitted disease is an infection which is transmitted via sexual contact.


Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,595 Doctors shared insights

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Overview)

A sexually transmitted disease is an infection which is transmitted via sexual contact.


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

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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Sexually transmitted diseases (Tip)

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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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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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

Dr. Gena Kluwe Dr. Kluwe
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Sexually transmitted diseases (Tip)

If you *think* you might have an std, do go get it checked out. Don't think it will go away. ...See more

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

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

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What are the various germs causing sexually transmitted diseases?

What are the various germs causing sexually transmitted diseases?

See list: Here is a partial list:
oral and genital herpes/ (herpes I and ii)...
Chlamydia...
Gonorrhea...
Syphilis...
Human pappilloma virus...
Human immunodeficiency virus...
Hepatitis b...
Hepatitis c...
Molluscum contagiosum...
Herpes viruses 6, 7, and 8.
Chancroid due to hemophilus ducryie...
Lymphogranuloma venerium...
Trichomoniasis, . ..
Crabs, pubic lice, and scabies. ...Read more

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Sexually transmitted diseases (Tip)

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

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What is the best treatment for sexually-transmitted disease?

What is the best treatment for sexually-transmitted disease?

Depends: It depends on which std one has. Some STDs like gonorrhea are caused by bacteria and treated with antibiotics. Others like herpes and HIV are caused by viruses and treated with anti-viral therapy. The treatment will be specific to the disease. If you think you have an std, you need to see your doc to be tested and treated right away. All one's partners should be treated, too. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sexually transmitted infections?

What is the treatment for sexually transmitted infections?

For syphillis: And gonorrhea, high dose, parenteral penicillin; for clamydia, tetracyclines. Viral (hpv, genital herpes, hiv, hepatitis b, c, d), there is presetnly no treatment to eliminate, but for HIV and hepatitis, anti-virals control the virus, and prevent death. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Sexually transmitted diseases (Tip)

If you or your partner is diagnosed with an std, you both must be treated! ...See more

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What are the medicines that can cure sexually transmitted disease?

What are the medicines that can cure sexually transmitted disease?

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

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What's the best way to prevent sexually transmitted diseases?

What's the best way to prevent sexually transmitted diseases?

Moderation & condoms: Limit sexual activity and wear condoms when you have sex. ...Read more

Dr. Bradford Romans Dr. Romans
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Sexually transmitted diseases (Tip)

Both partners must be treated simultaneously for an std or it will be passed back & forth. ...See 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