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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 one contact STD from toilet or partner?
Hi, and thank you for your question We do not know of anyone getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI) from toilet seats or toilet water. You do not need to worry about getting an STI this way. STIs are spread directly from person to person during oral, anal or vaginal sex. For more information about different STIs and how they are passed from person to person, have a look at our Know... Read Full Answer
Hello, visit a massage parlour back in 2017 and a week later I had burning throat low blood pressure,slow heart rate,and soon after I start to have red spots on chest and back non itchy,I have itchy buttocks for couple months burning sensation on the skin of the testicles for months,felt tired and luck of energy overall,I have first tes for hiv and other stds at 3 weeks and 6 weeks test for shyphilis and hiv at 3 months,now I still have a red spots coming and go but one on my nose won’t clear...
Hi, and thanks for your question. The window period (the time between when a person comes in contact with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and when the STI will show up on a test) for HIV and for syphilis is 3 months. In fact, 95% of HIV tests are accurate after just 6 weeks but it can take up to 3 months for the final result. It sounds like you have tested several times after this 3... Read Full Answer
Is protected sex high risk? Are you aware of any case of HIV with an intact condom?
Hi, and thank you for your question. Condoms, when used properly, can prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV. Even if a partner is HIV positive, with correct condom use the risk of acquiring HIV would be very low. The best way to check if you have an infection is to get tested. We always recommend routine testing for STIs including chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and... Read Full Answer
Can I get hiv even if I used condom in correct way in just 2 minute intercourse.
Hi, and thank you for your question. Condoms, when used properly, can prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV. Even if your partner was HIV positive, with correct condom use the risk of acquiring HIV would be very low. Of course the best way to determine if you have an infection is to get tested. We recommend routine testing for STIs including chlamydia, gonorrhea,... Read Full Answer