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Can one contract any incurable sexually transmitted diseases by performing oral sex?

Can one contract any incurable sexually transmitted diseases by performing oral sex?

Yes.: Hiv, hepatitis b and c, herpes 1 or 2. These viral diseases are incurable, and except for the herpes, cab be fatal. If you are concerned, you should see your dr. About performing tests. For my colleagues, i did not mention syphilis, gonorrhea, or chlamdya, all of which are treatable! ...Read more

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Can sexually transmitted diseases be transmitted by hand?

Can sexually transmitted diseases be transmitted by hand?

Generally no: Perhaps if you touched a herpetic lesion and then touched vaginal area tissues you could spread it, but this and other diseases would almost never be transmitted in this fashion. I would love to know what prompted this question. ...Read more

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Are chlamydial infections a genetic disease?

Are chlamydial infections a genetic disease?

No: Chlamydia is an infectious disease, not genetic. It's acquired by contact with other people who have it. ...Read more

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What diseases similar to hodgkin's disease?

What diseases similar to hodgkin's disease?

Other lymphomas: There are a dozen different types of lymphomas of which Hodgkin disease is one different disease. others are therefore called non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Anyone of them can be histologically and clinically confused with Hodgkin lymphoma. it takes a good pathologist to make this crucial distinction. ...Read more

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Is HPV linked to autoimmune diseases?

Is HPV linked to autoimmune diseases?

No: Not related. However warts of any kind are more common among patients with certain immune deficiencies. ...Read more

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Are certain cancers sexually transmitted as an std?

Are certain cancers sexually transmitted as an std?

Cervical cancer: Comes form certain high risk subtypes of hpv, almost always now days if you go for regular checks if it causes a problem, it should be diagnosed and treated if necessary in the pre- cancerous phase before it can get to cancer. ...Read more

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Are all forms of pelvic inflammatory disease caused by sexually transmitted diseases?

Are all forms of pelvic inflammatory disease caused by sexually transmitted diseases?

No: Most are, but one notorious cause which is probably a thing of the past (i hope) was the multi-string iud, which resulted in ordinary vaginal bacteria invading the pelvis and causing pid, sometimes very bad cases. ...Read more

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How are infectious diseases, degenerative diseases and diseases caused by the environment different?

How are infectious diseases, degenerative diseases and diseases caused by the environment different?

Disease definitions: Disease is 'being out of balance' -- 'dis' which means 'negative' and 'ease'.. Infectious diseases generally relate to illnesses caused by germs. Degenerative diseases are more 'chronic' in nature, as things wear out- whether from too much inflammation, old age or some kind of damage. Environmental diseases arise from exposures - like mold in the work place. There are docs that specialize in these ...Read more

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Possible medical diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis disease?

Possible medical diagnosis of cutaneous  leishmaniasis disease?

Where???: Where do you live? Where have you been? There must be a reason for suspecting this: what is it? ...Read more

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Can any venereal disease be spread by mosquitoes?

Can any  venereal disease be spread by mosquitoes?

By definition,: A venereal disease is one spread by sexual exposure. I can not think of any ones that can also be transmitted by a mosquito. ...Read more

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What are tests for common infectious diseases like viral hepatitis?

What are tests for common infectious diseases like viral hepatitis?

Assays.: These kinds of diseases are tested for ny tests called assays that test for viral antigen oe antibodies to the viral antigens or proteins. For example, the hepatitis b surface antigen (hbsag) is the screening testy for hepatitis b infection. Meanwhile, the anti-hbs antibody tells if the person has recovered from the hepatitis b infection, or has been vaccinated. ...Read more

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Are Crohn's disease, tuberculosis and sarcoidosis all different types of auto-immune diseases?

Are Crohn's disease, tuberculosis and sarcoidosis all different types of auto-immune diseases?

No: Crohn's disease is an inflammatory disease but is not strictly speaking autoimmune. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis. Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disease that we don't quite know the cause of. ...Read more

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Is HIV an autoimmune disease?

Is HIV an autoimmune disease?

HIV: This is a viral infection which destroys T4 lymphocytes and by doing so destroys the body's immunity. It is not an autoimmune disease, but rather an infection. ...Read more