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Doctor insights on: Std Versus Sti

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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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Could I have some sort of std/sti?

Could I have some sort of std/sti?

Yes: If you had unprotected sex, especially with a new partner with or without symptoms. Gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomoniasis, syphilis, herpes hiv/aids can all be present in women without any symptoms, 1st 4 easily cured in early stages. Candida/yeast usually produce an itchy whitish discharge. Men likely develop urethral discharge with 1st 3, chancre with syphilis, warts with herpes. Test if in doubt. ...Read more

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What are the types of STDs or stis?

What are the types of STDs or stis?

Bacterial or viral: Bacterial- curable - gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, viral- non curable- hpv, herpes, hiv, hepatitis. ...Read more

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What can I do to catch an STD or sti?

What can I do to catch an STD or sti?

See below: Stds/stis are transmitted by unprotected intercourse. Always use a condom to protect yourself. ...Read more

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How do you know when you have STD or sti?

How do you know when you have STD or sti?

Testing: Some std's (sexually transmitted disease) aka STI (sexually transmitted infection) have an obvious appearance, but most require testing such as culture or dna testing. If you have had unprotected sex or know that you were exposed to an std, best to get tested. Early treatment can prevent complications. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an STI and an std?

What are the symptoms of an STI and an std?

Depends on the STD: The most common symptom for stds is no symptom at all. Some people may notice symptoms such as genital itching, odor, discharge or sores within 3 days of exposure. Others, will never have any of these symptoms. So, if you think you may have been exposed, its best to go ahead and get tested. You may even consider getting treated for common infections just to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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How can you tell if someone has a STD or sti?

How can you tell if someone has a STD or sti?

They are the same!: Slightly different terms for the same thing. Sexually transmitted disease vs infection! ...Read more

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What can I do to keep from getting an sti/std?

What can I do to keep from getting an sti/std?

See below: 1. Know your partner and his/her history before having sex with them. 2. Use protection - condom for example. 3. Don't have multiple partners - your probability of acquiring an std increases. 4. Get tested often. ...Read more

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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