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Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,410 Doctors shared insights

Sexually Transmitted Infections (Overview)

Sexually transmitted infections can be viral, bacterial or caused by protozoa. They are spread through sexual activity.


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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,410 Doctors shared insights

Sexually Transmitted Infections (Overview)

Sexually transmitted infections can be viral, bacterial or caused by protozoa. They are spread through sexual activity.


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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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Sexually transmitted infections (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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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

Dr. Gena Kluwe Dr. Kluwe
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Sexually transmitted infections (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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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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Sexually transmitted infections (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 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

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How to prevent getting sexually transmitted infections? It will be my first time.

Barrier protection.: If you will have sex. Know your partners past. Been promiscuous? Important point. If you will have sex than a condom for the male is essential. ...Read more

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

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

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Sexually transmitted infections and hiv==risk of catching any of them per partner if sex only once with him?

Sexually transmitted infections and hiv==risk of catching any of them per partner if sex only once with him?

Always a risk: Percentages have no meaning when it comes to an individual patient. You should be tested extensively, but more importantly, protect yourself and trust nobody when they profess to not having stds. ...Read more

Dr. Bradford Romans Dr. Romans
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Sexually transmitted infections (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


Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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