STD, otherwise called sexually transmitted diseases, are infectious diseases that are transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse. STDs can be transmitted through unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex with a person who is already infected. The common diseases are chlamydia, HPV infection, syphilis, gonorrhea, and HIV.

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Could I have STD as my wife got a bladder infection after sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to check whether I have an STD. I have had a sexual encounter with a massage therapist. She performed unprotected oral sex with me. I have done some tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Both of the results came back negative. After that, I did a urine analysis, and it was negative. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Hi, and thank you very much for consulting icliniq. I think your wife might have a fungal infection which is common between wife and husband. It cannot be detected by STD (sexually transmitted diseases) screening symptoms like discomfort, cheesy white discharge like...  Read Full »

I have a red oval spot on the private part which appeared one week after having sex with my wife. Is it likely to be an STD?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a red oval spot on the private part which appeared one week after having sex with my wife. I do not have any other symptoms. It is not sore or itchy. Is it serious, like an STD? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. I reviewed your picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Seven days old protected sex will not give such symptoms—so there is no need to worry about STDs (sexually transmitted diseases). ...  Read Full »

I fingered a masseuse, and we shared a Jacuzzi. Is HIV waterborne?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently went to a spa, and I had a back-to-back session with the masseuse. However, she insisted on having sexual intercourse. I declined. But I fingered her, after which there was a massive outflow of vaginal fluid. The fingers I used had no cuts or wounds. So, am I still at risk o...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for writing in, and I understand your concern. I went through your pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The chances of transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by fingering are highly impossible. This is because yo...  Read Full »

Why do I have red spots on the tip of my penis after a hand job 15 days back?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36-year-old male. 15 days back, I had a sexual encounter. It was mainly a handjob, with a brief oral encounter for less than 20 seconds. I had got two STI tests done since then, and both were negative. However, today I noticed some red spots on the tip of my penis. I am worried...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and am sorry for such discomfort. I have also reviewed your reports and images (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). There are red spots over the glans penis. However, the chances of STI (sexually transmitted diseases) throug...  Read Full »

Is there a chance of contracting STDs from the vaginal fluid in protected sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a casual hookup with a girl and had protected sex. There was no kiss or oral contact, only sex with a condom. Later I realized that she had ulcers in her mouth, and I was worried if she had some STD. The vaginal fluid spilled on my testicles and the lower region of my penis. Bu...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As per your history, the presence of mouth ulcers does not always indicate STDs (sexually transmitted diseases). Mouth ulcers are common among individuals who have vitamin deficiencies, gastric issues including acidity, or medically termed as...  Read Full »

I have had bloody discharge from the penis after sex and it becomes dry during the sex. Should I be concerned about HIV?

Query: Hi doctor,I have headache, body pain, discomfort, fatigue, and skin rashes after sleep which disappear after 30 minutes. I have had blood discharge from penis after sex. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hi,Welcome to the images attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it looks like an allergy.  Read Full »

Am I suffering from genital herpes?

Query: Hello doctor, It started with a burning pain during urination, which lasted two days with no other symptoms. The doctor said I had a UTI and advised me to drink plenty of fluids, which I did. Then two days after, there was a lump on my right labia. The painful urination has gone, but this lump on m...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, there are no readily available blood tests for genital herpes, and most often, a clinical examination is enough to confirm it. This is a painful blister, and a possible cause is a genital herpes, with a previous history of urine infection for which ...  Read Full »

Can the rashes in my groin area and penis after having unprotected oral sex be due to an STD?

Query: Hello doctor, I am concerned about the rash in my groin area and on my penis. I had similar rashes before but it was not STDs (sexually transmitted diseases), but this rash looks bad. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Did the rash appear before or after the application of any cream? Did you have a fever? Did you scratch or rub the lesion excessively? Did you use any fragrance-based lotion or moisturizer? Do you maintain proper genital h...  Read Full »

What do non-reactive HIV screening test, rapid lateral flow test for HBsAg and rapid test for HCV antibody conclude?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected vaginal sex ten weeks ago. But I suffer from premature ejaculation, so I finished within two minutes. Following that, I got her to do a 4th generation HIV test the next day as I was freaking out from the exposure as I was not sure about her status. She did it, and it wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry. You do not have any retroviral disease at present. I have gone through your investigation reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Still, if you have queries, please feel free to ask. Serum cholesterol is on a little higher side,...  Read Full »

I have no STD symptoms. Should I still get tested before I meet my wife?

Query: Hello doctor, Due to work, I have been away from my wife for more than two years. I had a few sexual encounters with sex workers here. I had unprotected oral sex and protected vaginal sex twice last year, protected oral sex and protected vaginal sex once last year, unprotected oral sex and protected...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, ideally speaking, I feel tests are the need of the hour, as there are unprotected sexual encounters (oral sex) with high-risk individuals (commercial sex workers). Considering the future implications of...  Read Full »

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