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Doctor insights on: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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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 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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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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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

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Treating Syphilis (Tip)

Treating Syphilis

Treatment for std: herpes- antivirals. Gonorrhea or chlamydia- antibiotic. Hiv or hep c- see doc. ...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 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