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Vertical Transmission Of St Ds
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
In medicine and biology, transmission is the passing of a communicable disease from an infected host individual or group to a conspecific individual or group, regardless of whether the other individual was previously infected. Sometimes transmission can specifically mean infection of ...Read more
I sat on and touched something wet on my pants and then cleaned my eyes using those fingers. I am worried about transmission of STDs via eyes/nose. ?
Hard to know: Hmmm. Depends what the wet substance was. It's easy to infect eyes with just about anything that can call conjunctival mucosa (eye membranes) moistened by tear fluid, home. Remember, some microbes survive even on dry surfaces (staph, enveloped viruses) which means theoretically, you could infect your eyes even before touching that fluid. Infections can damage vision. Get prompt care if concerned. ...Read more
My foreskin is cracked and has painful vertical splitting on the skin, how can I cure and prevent this, its not an std, thanks.?
Phimosis: This sounds like "phimosis" which is the development of scar tissue on the foreskin of uncircumcised men. It cracks and can bleed when attempts are made to retract the foreskin. Treatment involves keeping the area clean and dry, topical steroid cream, and if severe or progressive scarring is present, circumcision. A physician should examine you to establish the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The cancer associated strains of HPV can be acquired through sex, and hibernate in your body for decades without outward symptoms. Pap smears had been done for years before we knew the HPV was the initial trigger to the cancer.Without this early form of warning, the cervical cancer they produce can kill you.Other germs are less stealth, but you get the picture.If sexually active, get monitored. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was treated for STDs monday, and i had protected sex on the 6th day which is today sunday. Is that a bad thing?
Protection works: Of course it all depends on which stds you mean. There are twelve common stds. But, protection works for most of the common ones that you may be meaning such as chlamydia and gonorrhea. Rocephin was the correct treatment for gonorrhea and you should be contagiousness free forty-eight hours after the shot. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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