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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Can a handjob received from a sex worker transmit HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I am worried about a case that happened just a few days ago. I had asked for a massage service. She washed my body and did a soft hand job for me using lotion and soap. Then, later on, during the massage, I was wearing my underwear, and she was fully naked. I have actually sucked her c...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Let me answer your queries one by one. 1. If there is any breast milk secretion then you are at risk. 2. No, hand job does not put you on risk of a sexually transmitted disease (STD). 3. There are a lot of STDs which can be transmitted through hand jobs. For examp...  Read Full »

Should I get tested for STD after fingering a masseuse?

Query: Hi doctor, I had been to a spa for a body massage. I had given the female massage therapist fingering, and she also cummed on my fingers. Not sure if I had touched my penis with her cum, and also, there were no cuts on my fingers. There was no penetrative sex vaginal, anal, or oral. I am worried now...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. If we consider the transmission of HIV, then the risk is almost nil in the sexual activity you had. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) dies in coming contact with air. Even if we assume that the finger touched the penis, there is no risk. You ar...  Read Full »

I have white spots on my lips after accidentally ejaculating semen while masturbating. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old male who is not sexually active. However, yesterday when masturbating, I accidentally got semen on my lip. I wiped off the semen with a tissue, but I had white dots all over my upper lip the next day, and it looked like a rash. Initially, my lips were sore and dry, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The spots cannot be due to an STD (sexually transmitted disease). It was your semen only that touched your lip, and this cannot be a transmission medium. This could be something else, but it is not associated with semen. So this is not a thing to get worried about. ...  Read Full »

I had oral sex with my partner last week. Can I have an STD because of it?

Query: Hi doctor,I am worried about having an STD. I had oral sex with my partner last week, and I have been filled with anxiety since then. Recently, I have been poking and prodding at my penis glans and when I squeeze it, I get a clear penile discharge. There is not much discharge. It is more like just a...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern.If you can share the images of the affected area, I can help you better.Based on the history given, you had oral sex and have an issue so you are thinking of an STI (sexually transmitted infection). There is a need to go for investigations.Al...  Read Full »

I have low levels of semen when I masturbate. What could be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old male that recently has had low levels of semen when I masturbate. However, there is no pain or swelling. I had gone to urgent care, and they told me I needed an ultrasound to make sure everything was clear. Is this normal in men? How can I fix it? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The average semen volume is more than 1.5 ml (after 48 hours of abstaining). However, total volume can vary according to the frequency of masturbation. So if you are masturbating at a higher rate exceeding the production rate, then the volume might be low. If you want ...  Read Full »

Does having balanitis and seborrheic dermatitis confirm that a person is HIV positive?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with a commercial sex worker, and my HIV duo test after four months, rapid antibody screening test after six months, and one year are negative. I experienced severe flu two weeks after the sexual encounter, and for the last three to four months, I have been suf...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your concern in detail and understand it. 1) It is true that seborrheic dermatitis (a skin disease that causes scaly patches and red skin) and balanitis (inflammation of the foreskin and head of the penis) can be caused due to HIV (human immunodeficiency...  Read Full »

Is it possible for HIV to have progressed far enough that all the tests would show negative?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old male. I had some risky sexual encounters three years back and recently been worried if I may have got an STD. I did two home tests last year. Both came negative. As I was still worried, I did two more tests. They also came negative for HIV. I have read that sometimes i...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hi,Welcome to I understand your concern. I have gone through your lab reports (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). There is no chance of the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) virus in your body. Usually, the virus antigen is detectable within three to six weeks aft...  Read Full »

I have two bumps on the head of my penis, and I am tested negative for syphilis. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I have two big bumps on the head of my penis. One came a week ago, and the second bump came about two days ago. I went for a syphilis test today, and the reports say that I am not reactive. I have attached the pictures and a copy of the reports below. I am not convinced because the sy...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello. Welcome to I have read your concerns in detail, and I will surely help you. I went through the reports, and I have also seen the pictures attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I strongly suspect you have an STD (sexually transmitted disease)...  Read Full »

Can lower abdominal pain occur after unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor, My query is regarding sexually transmitted infection. I had unprotected sex 51 days back. I had mild fever with a very mild burning sensation on my penis for three days after that encounter. I consulted a doctor and she gave five shots of Ceftriaxone for five days. The mild burning ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems that you have been tried on multiple antibiotics on just hit and run basis. Firstly, you were given Ceftriaxone for five days without getting the relevant investigations. Then you took antiviral medications followed by Doxycycline. You have taken a whol...  Read Full »

A sex worker touched my scrotum for a minute. Will I contract an STD?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with a sex worker. But I cleaned myself up after that. Is there any chance of herpes transmission? A few days back, I had a small pimple kind of thing on my hand, and the doctor said it was a wart. It was surgically removed after a while. I got terrified and asked him whethe...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi,Welcome to I understand your concern. The chances of transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by the given description is nil. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) like herpes simplex virus (HPV) can be transmitted by skin-to-skin contact, kissing, or penetration. There...  Read Full »

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