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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
287 doctors shared insights

Std Prevention (Overview)

If I have to define std prevention in a sentence i will say safe sexual practices prevent stds only unprotected sex is safe in monogomous relationship with no evidence of stds for six months otherwise use condoms avoid sharing towels and underwears wash before and after intercourse get tested for stds if have had unprotected sex.


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How many days should I wait after possible exposure to get tested for most common stds?

How many days should I wait after possible exposure to get tested for most common stds?

STD screening: Screening guidelines for stds recommend that sexually active men and women should be offered routine screening for hiv. Serologic testing for hepatitis b should also be done. Women with a history of unprotected sex/multiple partners should be screened yearly for gc and chlamydia. Men for chlamydia. The window period for detection of HIV antibodies is 6 wks-6 mos. After exposure. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
287 doctors shared insights

Std Prevention (Overview)

If I have to define std prevention in a sentence i will say safe sexual practices prevent stds only unprotected sex is safe in monogomous relationship with no evidence of stds for six months otherwise use condoms avoid sharing towels and underwears wash before and after intercourse get tested for stds if have had unprotected sex.


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What is the definition or description of: STD prevention?

What is the definition or description of: STD prevention?

Safe Sexual Practice: If I have to define std prevention in a sentence i will say safe sexual practices prevent stds only unprotected sex is safe in monogomous relationship with no evidence of stds for six months otherwise use condoms avoid sharing towels and underwears wash before and after intercourse get tested for stds if have had unprotected sex. ...Read more

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

Treating Syphilis

Depends on what std! but remember, most can be dealt with successfully, but as soon as possible. ...See more

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Are the new polyisoprene condoms effective as STD prevention?

Are the new polyisoprene condoms effective as STD prevention?

Great Q for urology: If a latex condom helps prevent pregnancy and stis, then using condoms made with latex would be better than using none. If choice or cost is a problem, a primary care physician can provide more information. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an open and closed sore inside the mouth when dealing with STD prevention?

What is the difference between an open and closed sore inside the mouth when dealing with STD prevention?

Not much different!: Transmission of std's are supposed to be prevented by all means .Direct contact with tissues of the mouth be it open/closed sore , still is dangerous. ...Read more

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Treating Syphilis (Tip)

Treating Syphilis

Do stds always cause symptoms? Which stds can be treated by antibiotics? Which vaccines prevent std's? ...See more

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Does medical care involving prevention of STD's require parental consent? Wouldn't a teen who has ignorant parents have a right to safe sex?

Does medical care involving prevention of STD's require parental consent? Wouldn't a teen who has ignorant parents have a right to safe sex?

Here are some ...: Practicing safe sex is not just your right / freedom but your obligation for the sake of personal & social safety. To do something under parental supervision before legal age, usually 18 for most parts in the world, is still highly recommended. This practice is not a matter of being absolutely right or wrong, but for general civilized protection of the minors from their parents. ...Read more

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Can I get std from having unprotected sex even if my partner and I are both virgins? Also I keep getting jock itches. Is there a prevention for it?

Can I get std from having unprotected sex even if my partner and I are both virgins? Also I keep getting jock itches. Is there a prevention for it?

Tinea? Yeast? Other?: It is not possible to have an STD unless one person or the other has had sex with someone else. "Jock itch" is not a term normally used in women, only men. Have you been diagnosed with tinea (same fungus group as jock itch in men)? Yeast (entirelydifferent)? Neither yeast nor tinea is sexually transmitted. Don't assume any diagnosis based only on symptoms; get professional care. ...Read more

Dr. Lori Wagner Dr. Wagner
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Treating Syphilis (Tip)

Treating Syphilis

If seeing your doctor about a possible std, ask about getting vaccinated for hepatitis b. ...See more

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What STD causes tanish brownish looking disscharge along with burning n itching?

What  STD causes tanish brownish looking disscharge along with burning n itching?

Gonorrhea : Can cause a discharge from the penis with discomfort --- must see healthcare professional ! ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian
788 doctors shared insights

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. Heidi Fowler
1,356 doctors shared insights

Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

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