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Sexually Transmitted Infections Medication
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
There are none.: The scary part is, there are no "immediate" symptoms which is one of the reasons diseases can be spread unknowingly and damge can occir to the patient. Sometimes, it may take days or even months before people develop symptoms/effects. For women, early (not immediate) symptoms include vaginal discharge, pelvic pain, low-grade fevers, urinary symptoms and pain during sex. Infertility is possible. ...Read more
Sex Effects: Sexual transmitted diseases, if untreated, can cause long term health problems. Syphilis is a good example, which can cause heart, and nervous system disorders including dementia and insanity. Others like HIV can result in aids and death. Hepatitis can lead to liver cancer and death. Some infections can result in chronic fatigue, depression and other cancers like cervical and penile cancer. ...Read more
Yes: Any exchange of bodily fluids can increase your risks of acquiring a sexually transmitted disease (i.e. Oral sex). Certain viruses out there are dna virues (herpes, hpv, etc.), which means once you have it, you have it for life; we can treat them...But we cannot cure them. If you've had an intimate encounter with a high-risk individual, play it safe and see your doctor so you don't lose sleep. ...Read more
No self control: 'nuff said. The best way to avoid stds is abstinence. No exposure = no stds. ...Read more
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When partner has it: Statistically, young females 15-24 have the highest incidence of stds. As for an individual, you are most susceptable is when your partner has active infections, and also if you are not healthy your body is not able to fight the infections off once you contracted it. So, always practice cautions. An ounce of precention is worth a pound of cure. Stay safe..Consult your doc..Good luck. ...Read more
California: Good ole california, but its large populations helps make it true! ...Read more
Absolutely: Most infections have a period of time where you don't have symptoms. For example, with hiv, most patients don't have any symptoms right away. Weeks later, you may have some symptoms which resemble a generic viral illness. Bottom line is, you should get tested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In some states: This varies with the locality and the particular disease, but the answer is sometimes. ...Read more
UTI versus STD: A good medical provider that you trust should be safe to discuss all of your concerns and your recent history...Including your sexual history. But, along with the urine culture that must be happening, the provider can also test for common stds that can also cause the symptoms of a uti. ...Read more
Many!: Hiv, hepatitis b and c, herpes 1 or 2. These viral diseases are incurable, and except for the herpes, cab be fatal. If you are concerned, you should see your dr. About performing tests. For my colleagues, i did not mention syphilis, gonorrhea, or chlamdya, all of which are treatable! ...Read more
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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