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Hello,I and my fiance got tested with staph aureus last month pls what could be the cause,is it sexually transmitted?
Hi, and thank you for your question Staphylococcus aureus (staph) is a common bacteria that many people have on their skin or in their nose. Up to 25% of people will have the bacteria and for most people it does not cause any symptoms or concerns. In certain situations people can develop staph infections of the skin or the respiratory tract for example sinus infections. A common way that... Read Full Answer
I noticed in the know your chances document that mutual masturbation doesn't carry much of a risk. But what if an individual touches themselves first, and then reaches over to masturbate their partner? Does this then increase the chance passing on an sti as they may be passing their bodily fluids onto their partners genitals?
Hi, thanks for your question. You are right. Passing sex fluids from one person to another through fingering and/or touching genitals is a way to transmit STI's like chlamydia and gonorrhea. The low STI risk nature of mutual masturbation is based on only touching one's own genitals. Let us know if this does not answer your question or if you have any more questions or concerns.... Read Full Answer
What are the effects of taking a month expired birth control pill?
Hi, thanks for your question. Expired birth control pills can keep working but they may not work as well. When the birth control pills are expired, manufacturers can no longer guarantee that the drug isn't deteriorating and that the pills will be effective contraception. Because of this, taking expired birth control pills may result in an unwanted pregnancy. You can use the expired pills until... Read Full Answer
I have a question. I had protected sex with a girl i met randomly and after having sex i saw a little blood on condom. After like one-two minutes i touched that blood with my finger tips with no visible tears around the finger but still i doubt it now. Should i be worried?
Hi, thanks for your question. STIs are not transmitted by vaginal blood contact on fingertips or hand or skin. Because you wore a condom, you can be reassured the tip of your penis was protected from contact with vaginal fluids and the girl can be reassured that her vagina was protected from your sex fluids. Let us know if this does not answer your question or if you have any more... Read Full Answer
My mom works at a non-profit woman’s support housing and many of the residence there use drugs, as well as are positive for STDs like HIV. While at work, she got sticked by a needle that wasn’t properly disposed of. She did blood work as well as tested the needle and contents within it regarding whether or not she or the needle has the virus. Her blood work came back and it said she was negative for hepatitis B and C and HIV but the contents in the syringe of the needle hand blood contents and...
Hi, thanks for writing in with your concerns. Your mom did the right thing by reporting the needlestick and going to the hospital for the recommended testing and immunizations. Transmission of HIV is rare with needlestick injuries. This is because that HIV dies quickly when the blood in the needle is cold and dry. Hepatitis B and C are more likely to remain making it possible to transmit them... Read Full Answer