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What are the immediate effects of sexually transmitted infections?

What are the immediate effects of sexually transmitted infections?

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

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 sexually transmitted infections can you get from oral sex?

What sexually transmitted infections can you get from oral sex?

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

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

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

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Why does my pride hurt when I think about having sexually transmitted infections?

Why does my pride hurt when I think about having sexually transmitted infections?

Guilt: Much of this is how you were raised and taught about sex and interpersonal relationships. You might want to discuss this with a sex therapist or clinical psychologist. ...Read more

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Does sexual education in high school impact the rate of sexually transmitted infections?

Does sexual education in high school impact the rate of sexually transmitted infections?

PC correct or not!: Zealots argue that sex education prevents stds by explaing how to have unprotected sex, and also say it decreases teen pregnancy. Well both have gone up in the era of "sex education." the schools should focus on core knowledge and have sex ed elsewhere! ...Read 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. Shari Jackson
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more