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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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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 ...
robertray | Last answer
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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 ...
LennyBruce | Last answer
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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...
backtohappydays | Last answer
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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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Hi, i received protected oral sex 4 weeks ago. she used a condom. after a week i noticed a wet feeling on my boxers and saw a clear discharge from my penis. i noticed this again a couple of days later and got tested by a PA for chlaymid...
monkeychamp | Last answer
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Hello doctor- I need some realistic and logical advice on dealing with recurrent genital warts. I’ve had an incredibly difficult time ruminating (I have ocd) about the ethics concerning disclosure. In the past, I had a couple...
entropy_boy | Last answer
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Hello, I have some serious concerns regarding how HPV is spread from one person to another. A little background: a new girlfriend told me after we had vaginal sex (with a condom) and oral sex (without a condom) that she had an abno...
ss970 | Last answer
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I had a bout of shingles 5 weeks ago just two weeks before my marriage. It now healed without persistent pain but left a darker skin. I had 2 unprotected vaginal sex encounters 3 years and 9 years ago with prostitutes. While reading thro...
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Doctors, Please help. My issue is exactly like the issue at this MedHelp thread: http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Urology/Persistent-Inflamed--Irritated-Meatus/show/1217614 Commonalities amongst us suffererers seems to be being receive...
TomMeatus | Last answer
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Dear Doctors, I've read a lot of conflicting information on the internet, and I'm unclear as to what to believe. About five years ago, I had unprotected oral insertive. The episode lasted no longer than 10 seconds. I had no sympt...
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