Doctor insights on:
In some states: This varies with the locality and the particular disease, but the answer is sometimes. ...Read more
Yes: They do exams and tests for std's. ...Read more
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
Yes: Especially if not treated appropriately.Get a more detailed answer ›
Varies: State laws on this differ, and you would have to access your lawyer or the state legal system to learn what the rules are in your area. ...Read more
Artificial insemination of anonymous donor--what are his obligations to provide updated health information about him/his family?
Legally Obliged: A donor is legally obliged to provide updates. That being said, i'm not sure there are any good mechanisms in place to monitor that. Any it is entirely possible that anyone can have a change in health information for another family member and not be aware of it. ...Read more
Do birth control pills offer any protection from sexually transmitted infections (stis), including hiv/aids?
General measures: Endometrial cancer is commoner in women with obesity, diabetes, hypertension, infertility and excessive estrogen. Other factors are genetic. The general preventive measures, such maintaining a healthy weight, exercise to reduce risk of diabetes, avoiding use of tobacco and alcohol in excess should help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Check package: Unless the manufacturer specifically states it is not--the condom does not 'know' how it is being used, and should be ok. ...Read more
Meningococcaldisease: Caused by bacteria, n. Meningitidis which causes meningitis and severe infection. Is often sudden in onset, rapidly progressive and potentially causes death. Symptoms include fever, headache, stiff neck, bloody skin rash, low blood pressure. Survivors often suffer from neurologic problems, limb loss, and hearing loss. Transmission is by direct contact. Prevented by vaccination.Affects all children. ...Read more
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