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Any sexual assault support websites?

Any sexual assault support websites?

Try this one: An excellent, non-profit site to help those impacted by sexual abuse: http://www.Rainn.Org/get-help. ...Read more

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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's an active online support groups for depression?

What's an active online support groups for depression?

Google It: If you are using healthtap you understand a lot about technology. Type "depression support groups" in your browser and you will be amazed at the number of support groups you will find. A bit of advice: every support group has its own personality. Try out a few then chose the one that fits you best. Another source of support: national alliance on mental illness. www.nami.org. ...Read more

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Are there really laws regarding partner notification of sexually transmitted infections?

Are there really laws regarding partner notification of sexually transmitted infections?

In some states: This varies with the locality and the particular disease, but the answer is sometimes. ...Read more

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Any support groups for pertussis?

Any support groups for pertussis?

Why?: You don't usually need a support group for an acute infection that you recover from. Support groups are for people with chronic infections. And if everyone got vaccinated, there would be no pertussis. ...Read more

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From a medical perspective, is it enough to ask new partner about prior STD testing, or must both partners get new complete 11-disease STD panels?

From a medical perspective, is it enough to ask new partner about prior STD testing, or must both partners get new complete 11-disease STD panels?

Ideally, yes, but...: The world or environment is not perfect. Even so, there is still no guaranty since internal environments of individuals widely vary from time to time along their path of life. So, delving into some understanding of life reality could immensely help as detailed in articles in Beasics for Life Reality.. in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. More? Seek counseling timely. ...Read more

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Oral sex. Tested 2 wks for std and ngu. clear. No discharge.Returned to clinic as tip of urethra irritated. swab= 7wbc=ngu. 1st ngu test wrong?

Oral sex. Tested 2 wks for std and ngu. clear. No discharge.Returned to clinic as tip of urethra irritated. swab= 7wbc=ngu. 1st ngu test wrong?

Maybe: Life is not exact. Tests are not perfect. Tests have false positives and false negatives... which is why their results must be interpreted in the context of a patient's symptoms, clinical situation, and risk factors. A positive result matching the symptoms is likely to be a valid result. A negative result matching the lack of symptoms is likely to be valid. Sometimes the unexpected happens in life ...Read more

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Does vaccination against HBV offer protection for a partner havng sexual relations with a chronic HBV infected husband?

Does vaccination against HBV offer protection for a partner havng sexual relations with a chronic HBV infected husband?

Yes: Provided she has not already been infected with the virus. Most people rid themselves even if they meet the virus before they are immunized. ...Read more

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Male HPV. 3 female partners. Stances on contacting these former partners? Vaginal AND oral-only partners? Trust they are already getting proper care?

Male HPV. 3 female partners. Stances on contacting these former partners? Vaginal AND oral-only partners? Trust they are already getting proper care?

Probably no need: There is no need to inform them. Since 90% of all people get HPV, and at any time 30-50% of sexually active persons are infected, your partners are at no higher risk because you have been diagnosed. If any of your partners is quite recent (in the past 6 months) and if you have genital warts, tell them so they can be on the lookout for warts. Otherwise don't worry about it. ...Read more

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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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How private and secure with patient information are STD testing centers?

How private and secure with patient information are STD testing centers?

Confidentiality: There is no reason to expect anything except complete confidentiality regarding your visit and your results from an std clinic. Be aware, however, that the centers for disease control and prevention require reporting for cases of hepatitis, gonorrhea or syphilis. In those cases, your name will be provided to the health department to follow up on treatment for you and any partners. ...Read more

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Does male circumcision effective prevention against utis, hiv, and penile cancer?

Does male circumcision effective prevention against utis, hiv, and penile cancer?

To some extent: Circumcision protects babies from utis in first year of life but, unlikely later in life.C does prevent penile cancer 99.9%. Cancer of penis is extremely rare in jews + muslims, but also in men who can retract their foreskins and wash underneath. On a regular basis, ie have good hygiene.Many excellent, controlled studies fro africa prove conclusively that c reduces risk of HIV 50-70%. Hpv similar. ...Read more

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Does islam support transplantation?

Does islam support transplantation?

Very much so: There a re large transplant programs in egypt, saudi arabia, pakistan, iran, lebanon...Just to name a few. ...Read more

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Are there any support sites for families of hard up pensioners on life support?

Are there any support sites for families of hard up pensioners on life support?

Try the following: http://www.ncoa.org/ and https://www.Thefamilycaregiver.Org/caregiving_resources/agencies_and_organizations.Cfm. This may get you started in the right direction. ...Read more

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Are polyurethane and polyisoprene condoms just as effective for protection against STD and STI as latex condoms?

Are polyurethane and polyisoprene condoms just as effective for protection against STD and STI as latex condoms?

Yes: Polyurethane condoms were designed for people allergic to latex. Some people are also allergic to polyurethane and that case they can use polyisoprene condoms. They all prevent the transmission of viruses and bacteria that cause HIV and STD provided they are used properly. ...Read more

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Are female condoms effective against transferring an std?

Are female condoms effective against transferring an std?

To some extent: Yes, to some extent. They will be partially effective against most things like hiv, but poorly effective against others like hpv because it doesnt cover external skin and transmission to those body parts. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections can be viral, bacterial or caused by protozoa. They are ...Read more


Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

A sexually transmitted disease is an infection which is ...Read more