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The STD Forum is intended only for questions and support pertaining to sexually transmitted diseases other than HIV/AIDS, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, human papillomavirus, genital warts, trichomonas, other vaginal infections, nongonoccal urethritis (NGU), cervicitis, molluscum contagiosum, chancroid, and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). All questions will be answered by H. Hunter Handsfield, M.D. or Edward W Hook, MD.

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Hi Dr H, I need some advice on an encounter that has terrified me to the extent I cannot sleep or function in every day life. I recently engaged in a make out session (open mouthed and tongues) with someone of questionable hiv status ...
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I have had 3 episodes in the last year of what was initially diagnosed as Shingles and is now been diagnosed as HSV. It always begins with a tingling sensation in the area followed by a pink rash which then progresses into blisters that ...
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Hello Doctors. I have HSV 2 and 1. Not sure of locations. Have had it for a few years. I have two toddlers who I worry for greatly. I have read that HSV2 genital is not really passable via household contact. However this medical jo...
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Hello Doctor, I have a brief question regarding the testing window for Syphilis as the information out there is rather vague. Last October I had a brief unprotected sexual encounter with a young woman who I believe is rat...
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As you can see from my posting history, I posted a question back in Dec 2012 about what I thought was a risky exposure I had. I went on a first date with a woman and made the mistake of rubbing my penis in between her buttocks witho...
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Sorry to drag up a frequent topic but I'm confused by the many threads on IgM tests being worthless. I had thought this was because so many have HSV1 and the test is not type specific. Also because a lack of the IgM antibodies doesn't...
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I'm currently recovering from a deep depression that lasted four months. During this depression, I engaged in something that I would have never done in my normal mood: I visited strip clubs.I am concerned about some incidents that occurr...
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1. Are OTC "do-it-yourself" at home kits reliable? " std tests 'r' us" 2. I had a single unprotected encounter with a woman I know in the Philippines. It was a few minutes of three-positions coitus. That was six days ago. I don't h...
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Hello dear doctors. My name is Alex , I am male and have 28 years. Yesterday I did a very stupid mistake and I had sex with a very high-class CSW , which was very beautiful, expensive and selective with her clients.I guess it is not a ...
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9 days ago I received an unprotected handjob from a female sex worker who used her saliva to lubricate my penis. I did not really have any concerns until a couple of days later I started experiencing a very faint discomfort right at the ...
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Hello, I have recently been diagnosed with herpes gladiatorum. I train in jiu-jitsu and I contracted this from a guy I was grappling with who I later learned had a cold sore at the time. My initial outbreak spanned from around the b...
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First off, I am a 23 year old male. A little over a year ago I was engaging in unprotected sex with a woman. Over a span of 3 or 4 months I had unprotected sex with this same woman probably 7 or 8 times. Then over the course of a few day...
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Before starting, let me say that I know that this is likely not a cause for much concern, but if you would provide answers to these questions they might help me and perhaps be informative to others, so ... A friend had a abnormal pap ...
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Background: I'm 45 and have Herpes Simplex II for about 10 years and due to laziness, have just now begun being treated for it with daily suppression therapy using Acyclovir. It works fine. Ironically, I'm one of those with Simple...
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Dear Dr. I'm male/35. In 2006, my girlfriend was diagnosed with high-risk HPV. We had sex so many times, even though I show no visible symptoms, I must be carrying HPV. I haven't been sexually active since her diagnosis. I'd rather...
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I found little white pimple sized bumps outside of my anus on both walls. Four to five on each side. I've never had any kind of anal sex. Could you tell me what this might be?
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Dear Dr. HHH: This forum is a breath of fresh air. Thank you in advance. One night twenty years ago, I lost my virginity and acquired herpes in the same night. I met an incredible man who accepted me having herpes and we have bee...
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I've posted here before doc and have more information. Had testicle/urethra pain about 6 months ago after sex. Doc initially thought I had epididymitis; urologist diagnosed as prostatitis. I've tested negative for all STD's, but...
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Hello I am wondering what the window period for herpes 2 is. I was tested at four weeks and thought I was safe, only to find out that it may take up to 16 weeks to show up. The latest test was at three months with Herpes select IGG fo...
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DR. HOOK, In my original post (please answer) you commented you thought it was resolved as there were so many additions so I paid again to ask you one more thing. i apologize for coming back to you but after re-reading your comment ...
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