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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
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
What is the difference between an open and closed sore inside the mouth when dealing with STD prevention?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Need to see: You need to see a doctor to go over your specific situation. It may not be too late to get treatment and maybe even cure yourself! ...Read more
Man/woman's origin: From the birth of this planet, by whatever means one believe's in, bacteria and viruses have existed.They have predated man's existence, and have survived frozen in ice for "zillions of years" and still retained their infective capacity. Std's are transmitted by viruses and bacteria from human contact(man to woman or any other combination) and will be with our planet until it no longer exists. ...Read more
Few: Infections that are caused by bacteria (including gonorrhea and chlamydia) can be cured with antibiotics if they are caught early, while infections caused by viruses (like herpes, hiv, or hepatitis c) can often be controlled somewhat with medications but can't be completely eliminated from the body. Finding any kind of infection early is best, so see your healthcare provider if you are concerned! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
STI's (STD's): It depends on the sti's (sexually transmitted infections) you are referring to. Painful or painless rash. Burning on urination. Penile discharge. Some sti's can be fairly asymptomatic and thus testing is your best bet to know if you have one (or more than one). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer