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Dr. Joel Gallant
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Is a sexually transmitted infection the same as a sexually transmitted disease?

Is a sexually transmitted infection the same as a sexually transmitted disease?

Yes: Doctors go back and forth on the preferred politically correct terminology, but they're the same thing. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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What are the symptoms of sexually transmitted infections in general?

What are the symptoms of sexually transmitted infections in general?

Numerous: Too diverse and complicated to go into in a brief paragraph. If you fear, however, that you may have been the unfortunate recipient of an std, go see a doctor, get tested extensively and in the future be very very careful. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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

Dr. Adam Levy
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Treating Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Checklist)

Ask for STD testing
Once
Have your partner get STD testing
Once
Take all of your medication exactly as prescribed
Once
Use condoms when having intercourse to prevent STD transmission
Once
Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Stephen Sudler
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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How long does it take for one to start showing neurologic signs of sexually transmitted infections?

How long does it take for one to start showing neurologic signs of sexually transmitted infections?

Usually years: Sexually transmitted infection known to have neurolgical manifestations such as syphilis and hiv, may take years to show their effects. If syphilis is treated early, this late effect will not occur, because the disease is cured. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Adam Levy
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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

Dr. Stephen Sudler
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Some parabasalids can cause human infections? Trichomonas is the one that causes a sexually transmitted infection?

Some parabasalids can cause human infections? Trichomonas is the one that causes a sexually transmitted infection?

Yes to both: The parabasalids are currently divided into 10 orders. The trichomonads have one group of 4-6 flagella, one of which is attached to the side of the cell and often forms an undulating membrane. Many are found in vertebrate hosts, including trichomonas vaginalis, which causes a sexually transmitted disease in humans. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Adam Levy
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Treating Syphilis (Tip)

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

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


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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