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How effective are condoms against preventing STDs?

How effective are condoms against preventing STDs?

STD: condom is so far the best and very effective way to stop STD. Of course it is still not 100%, due to inappropriate use or broken. ...Read more

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

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Are condoms effective for preventing std's?

Are condoms effective for preventing std's?

To some degree: But remember some stds are spread by any skin-to-infected-skin contact, and others by infected genital secretions. So, unless you wear a whole body condom, there will likely still be some contact with potentially infected skin and secretions and therefore some risk. ...Read more

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Are condoms effective for preventing hiv?

Are condoms effective for preventing hiv?

Very: They are the mainstay of HIV prevention when one partner is infected and the other is not. It would be difficult to overstate their value. Even people whose philosophic positions do not allow for artificial birth control have encouraged their use for preventing the transmission of HIV and other diseases. ...Read more

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Are dental dams effective against transmitting an std?

Are dental dams effective against transmitting an std?

To some extent: Yes, to some extent. Latex in between any skin and other infected skin or secretions will help. However, if it doesnt cover all skin or prevent infected secretions from seeping around the latex to reach your skin, then it wont help. Helpful, but far from 100 % effective. ...Read 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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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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Are contraceptives an effective deterrent against stds?

Are contraceptives an effective deterrent against stds?

Only condoms: Birth control pills won't prevent std's. Neither will diaphragms or iuds. The only form of birth control that prevents both pregnancy and stds ( beside abstinence) is a condom. ...Read more

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Help: free condoms for hiv/aids prevention events?

Help: free condoms for hiv/aids prevention events?

No: Never will happen, but i might wrong if a maker/makers of condom would give away free samples. ...Read more

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Is sexual education successful in preventing stds?

Is sexual education successful in preventing stds?

Yes: As with any area of health care, being well informed of risks & ways to modify behavior to avoid illness is crucial. Learning how std's are transmitted, what symptoms to be aware of & how to prevent them is very important.Likewise, learning how to seek care & treatment for std's is needed.After being diagnosed with an std people receive re-education which has proven to reduce further transmission. ...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

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Universal precautions infection control website?

Universal precautions infection control website?

OSHA & CDC: http://www.osha.gov/sltc/etools/hospital/hazards/univprec/univ.html http://www.Cdc.Gov/niosh/topics/bbp/universal.Html.

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Can douching after sex prevent sexually transmitted infections?

Can douching after sex prevent sexually transmitted infections?

Not likely: It is possible, but not likely. Once a bacteria or virus have been transmitted, physical douching will not likely dislodge them. Safe sex practices, especially condom use, are the best strategies to prevent stis. ...Read more

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Can lifestyke skyn condoms help against hiv?

Can lifestyke skyn condoms help against hiv?

Yes: According to the manufacturer, this brand of condom provides the same protection against HIV and other sexually transmitted infections as latex condoms when used properly. However, lamb skin/sheepskin condoms, however, do not provide adequate protection. ...Read more

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Could the gardasil shot only protect against sexually transmitted diseases?

Could the gardasil shot only protect against sexually transmitted diseases?

Confusing question: The Gardasil shot will only help protect against 4 strains of the hpv, a std with many strains. It will only protect if given prior to exposure.It will not protect against the dozen or more diseases that can be transmitted via sex. ...Read more

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Do non latex condoms still prevent std's?

Condoms: Yes. Of course. But that is in general without knowing which specific product you are using and which of the twelve common stds that you are referencing. ...Read more

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Could all types of birth control prevent sexually transmitted infections (stis)?

Could all types of birth control prevent sexually transmitted infections (stis)?

No: Most forms of birth coontrol are designed to prevent pregnancy and are not effective to prevent stds. Condoms may give some protection. ...Read more

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Statistically abstinence does not completely prevent sexually transmitted diseases, why?

Statistically abstinence does not completely prevent sexually transmitted diseases, why?

Definition of Sex: When people are asked what abstinence means, their answers range from no penetration or oral sex up to "anal is ok, just not vaginal sex". Given that the definition is in doubt, it's not unexpected that stds can still occur in abstaining people via oral sex, mutual masturbation or even anal penetration. ...Read more

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How good are condoms in preventing STDs and pregnancy?

Condoms: According to planned parenthood even with proper use of condoms 2 women per 100 become pregnant. With improper use of condoms that number rises to 15 per 100 women. Not all condoms protect against std's - ie. Natural lambskin. Additionally, there are some std's like herpes that still effect skin at base of condom (unprotected skin). ...Read more