STDs

Am I at risk for AIDS ?

Am I at risk for AIDS ?

Question asked by eduardo (26 years old questioning man from Mexico, Mexico)

Question answered on October 5, 2007 by

Sorted in STDs, Questions

Hi Eduardo! Thanks for your question. The first thing I can say to you is to go see a doctor or a health professional, if you have any symptom of STD. The risk of transmitting AIDS by oral sex is actually really low, even lower if you didn't have sperm in ... Read more.
Do I have herpes or another sexual transmited disease (STD)?

Do I have herpes or another sexual transmited disease (STD)?

Question asked by HELP (23 years old heterosexual woman from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on August 15, 2007 by

Sorted in STDs, Questions, Health

Thank you for sending your question to AlterHeros. First off, I think you are asking about the symptoms and signs of herpes as well as the contagion factor. I think you are also concerned about the STD test your doctor would like to administer. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) ... Read more.
Is it herpes ?

Is it herpes ?

Question asked by jonnie (20 years old heterosexual man from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on October 4, 2006 by

Sorted in STDs, Questions, Safe-sex

Hi Jonnie, The only way that you will know if you have genital herpes is if you get tested. To get tested you need to go see a doctor while there are symptoms (outbreaks). The doctor will take a sample from the sore and they will test to see if the ... Read more.
Can there be a long time before having symptoms of chlamydia ?

Can there be a long time before having symptoms of chlamydia ?

Question asked by angela (24 years old homosexual woman from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on September 21, 2006 by

Sorted in STDs, Questions

Hi Angela, Yes, it can take some time before the symptoms of chlamydia become apparent, but if its that case, that it is the person you had a sexual relationship with that transmitted you the STD, you had the illness in your body for all that time, but without the symptoms. ... Read more.
How long does it take for the symptoms of herpes to appear ?

How long does it take for the symptoms of herpes to appear ?

Question asked by somebody (16 years old questioning man from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on September 19, 2006 by

Sorted in STDs, Questions

Thanks for writing us ! When there is an infection with herpes, it can take a month or more before symptoms will appear. The transmission of the virus can be done by direct contact (skin to skin) or indirect contact (lip balm, lipstick) You can see the page on Herpes Simplex ... Read more.
I have a question about chlamydia…

I have a question about chlamydia…

Question asked by Susie (23 years old questioning woman from Canada, Canada)

Question answered on September 13, 2006 by

Sorted in STDs, Questions, Safe-sex

Hi Susie and thanks for your question ! Both sexs can give Chlamydia to each other, even if sometimes you don't have any symptom. Also, chlamydia can cause infertility if it isn't treated. So, if you are worried about the fact you might have chlamydia, even if there isn't ... Read more.
Does masturbation caused my illness ?

Does masturbation caused my illness ?

Question asked by Darlene (34 years old woman from Canada, Canada)

Question answered on April 12, 2006 by

Sorted in STDs, Questions, Safe-sex

Hi Darlene, Thanks for your question. According to the website Vivat (www.vivat.be), the PID can be caused by chlamydia. Chlamydia is transmitted only by sexual contact with another person, so there is not many chances thats its masturbation that caused PID. For any medical advice, you must see a certifiate ... Read more.
Do you know PHIL?

Do you know PHIL?

Attention everyone! Since 2001, the bacteria that causes syphilis is back in Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Ottawa. Take a few moments to learn about this sexually transmitted disease, it will help you and your partner to avoid an unwanted surprise!

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Is it ok to drink your own sperm?

Is it ok to drink your own sperm?

Question asked by Max (15 homosexual man from Canada, Canada)

Question answered on February 16, 2005 by

Sorted in STDs, Questions

Hi Max, Swallowing one's own semen does not pose health risks unless a person has certain STI'S. In this case, the risk depends on what STI a person has, its method of transmission, and the area(s) of infection. Gonorrhea and chlamydia are infections that localize in the genitals, mouth, and/or ... Read more.
I think I might have caught an STI, what to do?

I think I might have caught an STI, what to do?

Question asked by Max

Question answered on May 10, 2004 by

Sorted in STDs, Questions

Hello dear, It is normal to be anxious if you feel you may have a sexually transmitted infection. These infections can be painful, embarrassing and can get worse over time if they are not treated. If you have had unprotected sex, even if it was only once, it is ... Read more.
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