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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) are diseases that spread from person to person through sexual contact. Infectious organisms that inhabit the skin in the genital areas can be transmitted through vaginal secretions, semen, and blood during unprotected sex. Some of the most common STDs are chlamydia, chancroid, herpes, trichomoniasis, HIV, and human papillomavirus (HPV).

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My condom broke and I am worried about HIV infection. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,Yesterday, my condom broke as I was entering the vagina of an unknown lady. The whole episode happened so fast (less than five to 10 seconds). I am not sure if the tip of my circumcised penis was in contact with the inside of the vagina or the butt hole, as I could not see. The lady sai...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The chances of transmission of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) through single unprotected intercourse are low. The act can be considered almost as unprotected intercourse as there was a condom tear. If the person is HIV-negative, the...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex. Can I have syphilis?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex a few months back. I observed bleeding from my vagina after a few days. There are no sores. But I am afraid. Can I have syphilis? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. I went through the reports (the attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). There are tiny water-filled lesions in the area marked. It may be due to irritation, friction, or scratching. Observe the area for a few days. It doe...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex. Am I at STD risk?

Query: Hi doctor, I am circumcised and have no sexually transmitted disease. I had an unprotected penile to vaginal exposure. It took less than ten minutes; I had used a condom but it broke within the last two minutes. I did not ejaculate, but took a shower and urinated after the incident. She said she wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, I appreciate you signing up on You now have exclusive access to expert medical opinion. The chances of transmission of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) by single unprotected intercourse are low. Condom breaks can be considered almost as unprotected intercourse. In your scenario...  Read Full »

I had tonsillitis and red spots on my penis head from unprotected intercourse. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I had unprotected sex four weeks ago and observed these pink markings on my penis head, which occasionally vanish. Still, when I shower, they are practically red. Urine tests for chlamydia were negative, and there was no diarrhea, pus, itching, or discomfort; only red spots were not rec...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I have reviewed the photos (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It is good that the tests done are negative. Please go for an HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) antibody test again after 90 days of...  Read Full »

Is it safe to have sex with a small open wound in the groin?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently popped a pimple in my groin area, leaving a small open wound. I am planning to have sex within the next 1-2 days, and I intend to use a condom for protection. Is it safe to proceed in this situation? Also, if a wound clots and closes within a day or two after being popped, is...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. If the wound is fully healed, and there is no contact with infected secretions or fluids, there should be no risk of HIV transmission. Maintaining wound hygiene (if the wound is still present) is necessary to prevent any site infe...  Read Full »

Can HIV cause itchy scalp and swelling near the collarbone and left wrist?

Query: I had intercourse with a female sex worker. I had used the protection which broke either during or perhaps before penetration. But after I experienced continuous change in sensation, I checked and the condom was broken, at which point I withdrew from the intercourse before ejaculation. I asked the g...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi Thank you for the query. The chances of transmission of HIV by unprotected intercourse with a HIV positive person is very low. If protected almost nil. The HIV RNA PCR is negative after 10 days exposure is almost more than 95 % accurate. The chances of HIV tests coming positive later is almost ni...  Read Full »

What are my chances of getting infected by HIV or any STDs?

Query: Hi doctor, I have queries related to my human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) test and sexually transmitted diseases (STD).  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Can you please elaborate on your query? I will try to help you.  Read Full »

My partner had a brownish vaginal discharge after sex. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I had unprotected sex, and she has had a brown discharge for the past three weeks. Do I have an STI (sexually transmitted infection)? I hope that everything is alright. She does not have any pain. I want to know if she is pregnant or has STI.   Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Brown vaginal discharge may occur before or after periods, during implantation, pregnancy, or due to other uterine or ovarian conditions. If it persists or increases or is associated with foul smell, irregular bleeding, pain, fever, pus, or other symptoms, consult yo...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from itching under my foreskin. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 years old, and a few weeks back, it started to itch under my foreskin. So I visited the nearby family doctor, who checked me for sugar, which was fine. He then suggested L-Cin OZ, Zocon 150, and Candiderma cream. I went ahead with his recommendation and took L-Cin OZ and Zocon 150...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand your concern.Please send a clear photo of the lesion and the following details for clarification. Symptoms, duration, distribution of lesion, associated diseases, treatment, investigations, intercourse or partner history, family diseases, and any additional rel...  Read Full »

I recently attended a party in which there was physical contact between my face and the pubic region of a woman. What are the chances of contracting an STD?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently attended a bachelor party that involved adult entertainment. During the event, one of the dancers filled a plastic test tube with liquor, inserted it halfway into her vagina, and then offered it to me. Given my inebriated state, I knelt down to her pubic area and placed my mo...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I want to assure you that the likelihood of transmitting HIV through unprotected oral contact is extremely low, unless there are open and bleeding wounds in both individuals. In your situation it was more likely contact rather than sexual intercourse. Considering tha...  Read Full »

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