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What is the difference between chlamydia and a UTI?
Hi Chlamydia is a bacterial infection caused by the transmission of Chlamydia trachomatis during sexual contact in which body fluids are exchanged. Chlamydia can be in the throat, urethra (pee tube), vagina and rectum. It is common for chlamydia to cause no symptoms. See our information page on chlamydia for some additional information. A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection... Read Full Answer
I have heard that one fifth of new hiv transmission in Africa are taken from hospital. Are hospitals in Canada or US risk free?
Hi, and thanks for your question In Canada, hospitals follow strict infection control measures to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We really do not see HIV acquired from hospital visits in Canada. HIV is most commonly passed through sexual contact or through sharing needles to inject drugs with an infected person. Have a look at our HIV and AIDS page for more information on how... Read Full Answer
According to many sources it is possible for a man receiving oral to contract chlamydia or gonorrhea. But how can that happen since a) both STIs are fluid-borne and b) neither Chlamydia Trachomatis nor Neisseria Gonorrhoeae are present in saliva or blood* (the only secretions that may come out of a mouth during oral)? * According to your “STIs at a glance” chart, the bacteria causing these two STIs are only present in semen, vaginal fluids and rectal fluids.
Hi, and thanks for your question. You are right that chlamydia and gonorrhea are not present in saliva or blood and are therefore not passed this way. However, it is possible for gonorrhea and less commonly chlamydia to grow in a person’s throat. If an individual gives oral sex to a person with a penis which happens to have either gonorrhea or chlamydia, that infection can be passed via the... Read Full Answer
Can any of STIs be transmitted in other than sexual way? For example through blood to blood contact (probably syphilis can?) or with contact of wound with semen etc.?
Hi, and thank you for your question When we talk about infections being “sexually transmitted” we mean that these infections are typically passed from one person to another during some form of sexual contact. This means that these infections are not generally passed through casual human contact such as shaking hands or hugging. However, each infection does have its mode of transmission, or... Read Full Answer
Can I get STD if I deep kiss and sucking breast of a massage girl?I use condoms for vaginal and anal sex and do not use condoms for receiving oral sex.
Hi and thank you for your question. Using condoms for vaginal and anal sex are a great way to lower your chances of getting a STD. The trick with condoms is that they have to be used from start to finish of the sexual encounter, and they have to be put on correctly. Also, condoms only protect the parts that are covered. That means, infections that are transmitted skin to skin are still possible... Read Full Answer