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Dr. Joel Gallant
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
31 years in practice
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Is a sexually transmitted infection the same as a sexually transmitted disease?

Dr. Joel Gallant
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
31 years in practice
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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. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified
25 years in practice
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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
103M people helped
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What are the symptoms of sexually transmitted infections in general?

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
103M people helped
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. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
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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. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
49M people helped
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Treating Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Checklist)

Ask for STD testing
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Have your partner get STD testing
Once
Take all of your medication exactly as prescribed
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Use condoms when having intercourse to prevent STD transmission
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Stephen Sudler
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
35 years in practice
2M people helped
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How long does it take for one to start showing neurologic signs of sexually transmitted infections?

Dr. Stephen Sudler
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
35 years in practice
2M people helped
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
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
69M people helped
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If diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection, would you tell your partner?

Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
69M people helped
If  diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection, would you tell your partner?

Of course.: Not do do so is immoral and puts a partner at risk! ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
35 years in practice
2M people helped
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Some parabasalids can cause human infections? Trichomonas is the one that causes a sexually transmitted infection?

Dr. Stephen Sudler
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
35 years in practice
2M people helped
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
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
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Sexually transmitted infections questions. Can they all be treated? If not, which cannot?

Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
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Sexually transmitted infections questions. Can they all be treated? If not, which cannot?

Some.: Chlamydia, mycoplasma, gonorrhea, syphilis can be treated. Hpv, herpes 1 & 2, hiv, hepc, hepb almost not. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
49M people helped
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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

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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