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I had protected sex about 3 months ago but i dont know if the condom was latex or not. I am very worried if I have hiv. I have some sort of bumps on the inner part of my foreskin (uncircumcised) that do not hurt. I have also been getting increased acne and dry lips and sometimes a cough that reappears. Can hiv get through a condom and what might these symptoms indicate?
Hi, and thank you for your question Condoms, when used properly, can prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV. The symptoms you describe are not associated with an HIV infection. If you are concerned about any current symptoms or about STIs I would recommend seeing your doctor for assessment. And of course, we recommend routine testing for all STIs (including chlamydia,... 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
I just had protected vaginal intercourse for 30 seconds about a month ago and I didn't have much skin to skin contact. It's been a month and I haven't had any symptoms. What are my chances of getting genital herpes or syphilis?
Using a condom during sex is a great way to protect yourself from STIs. You are right however that with skin to skin contact there is always a risk of getting infections that are transmitted this way. Getting genital herpes or syphilis is often more complicated than just having direct skin to skin contact as it involves many different factors like at what stage of the infection the... Read Full Answer
My partner is uncircumcised, can this increase my chance of getting BV? I’ve had recurrent BV and trying to figure out ways to prevent and minimize this annoying infection.
Hi, Thanks for writing. Having a partner who is uncircumcised does not increase your risk for bacterial vaginosis (BV). BV is not sexually transmitted, or passed between partners. Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria (so it’s not “bad” bacteria), and it’s your own bacteria (so it didn’t come from anyone else). BV can be very frustrating for many people. The vagina... Read Full Answer
I just found out my partner has had unprotected sex with other women. I’ve been having troubles with bacterial vaginosis at times. Could this be related? When I found out, I did have STI testing and he did also.
Hi, Thanks for writing. That can be difficult to hear that your partner is having unprotected sex with other people. It’s great that you both got tested after. In terms of the bacterial vaginosis, it’s unlikely to be affected by your partner’s activities. Bacterial vaginosis is not sexually transmitted, or passed between partners. Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria... Read Full Answer