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.

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Where did sexually transmitted diseases originate from?

Evolution at work! Same as for most infections. There are billions of bacteria and viruses that inhabit our bodies, mostly beneficial or at least harmless but sometimes causing disease. The STDs are caused by some that evolved to cause disease, to survive best in the genital tract, and to require human intimacy for transmission. In other words, they evolved with humans as we ourselves evolved from earlier ancestors. Read more...

Is it possible for sexually transmitted diseases to be transmitted using vibrators?

Yes. If your partner has an std, any contact transfer can spread the organism. This would include shared vibrators or other sexual toys. Protection is important until the std is treated. Read more...

What sexually transmitted diseases (std) can affect gay men?

ALL of them. There are no "freebies" in terms of stds--if you have unprotected intercourse, you are at risk for contracting the entire spectrum of sexually transmitted diseases. Use condoms for protection. Read more...

Will clindamycin 300mg get rid of any sexually transmitted diseases?

No. clindamycin is not the typical medication prescribed for STDs. You need to see your pcp for proper examination and treatment. Read more...

Waiting period for sexually transmitted diseases or aids test results?

Which test? Rapid HIV screens are usually available in 24 hrs or less. The HIV antibody screen can be available in 24-48 hrs or less depending on the lab, but the more sophisticated confirmatory western blot may take longer. The PCR for detection of viral nucleic acid may take some time, but a great deal of the delay depends on the laboratoryr expertise and the number of specimens they receive & frequency. Read more...

Doctor, can you tell if have sexually transmitted diseases by testing the urine?

Chlamydia Gonorrhoea. Through urine, chlamydia and gonorrhoea can be checked but if you're concerned about hiv, syphillis or other diseases, you need blood test. Read more...