Std Prevention

Sexually transmitted diseases can be prevented by avoiding sex with high-risk individuals, using condoms, avoiding sex with multiple partners, and getting a vaccination for hepatitis and human papillomavirus. In addition, following mutual monogamy, which is practicing sex with only one partner, who is sexually active only with you, help in preventing sexually transmitted infections.

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I had a small cut on my hand and gave a breast massage to a girl with the same hand. What are my chances of getting infected with HIV or other STDs?

Query: Hello doctor, In a pub, I met a female. I massaged her breast while she gave me a handjob. I ejaculated after less than 60 seconds of this. Later, I discovered that the girl was likely engaging in the same behavior with other individuals. I now worry that if she has HIV or another STD, I will also ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muntaqa Butt

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) does not spread that way. It is spread by the transfer of discharge fluids, infected needles, and blood. I hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you furthe...  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 »

How high are the risks if I had anal sex without protection?

Query: Hi doctor,I had anal sex without protection for the first time. I got a little feces on my penis after it, but I immediately washed it off with soap. She said she got tested negative for STDs two years ago, and she did not have sex after that. I want to know more about the risks. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Sexual intercourse without a condom or any barrier contraceptive is always risky. Do not follow such a routine. Now coming to this episode, we see chances of infections are there, but we cannot predict now. Getting STDs (sexually transmitted dis...  Read Full »

I received a body-to-body massage and a hand job at a massage parlour. Does it pose any risk of an STD?

Query: Hello doctor, One week back, I had a body-to-body massage with a hand job at a massage parlor. Is there any risk of an STD? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The chances of transmission of HIV by a body-to-body massage are nil. Intact skin is an effective barrier to HIV. However, sexually trasmitted diseases like the herpes simplex virus can be transmitted if there are active lesions at the time of contact. Thank you.  Read Full »

Should I be worried about me contracting a sexually transmitted disease from wearing a new undergarment.

Query: Hello doctor, I wore a new undergarment and I had just shaved. There were some open cuts in the skin. About an hour later I started panicking because in case this undergarment had been tried by someone else and returned as there is a policy in online shopping. What are the chances of me contracting...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and I understand your concern. The chances of you contracting the infection from an undergarment are almost nil. I will state the reasons for this.First of all, the bacteria and viruses die within 72 hours after coming in contact with a clo...  Read Full »

Will kissing cause transmission of STD?

Query: Hello doctor, Is a condom 100% safe? Can we get STDs through the body to body or skin to skin contact? By kissing will any std transmit? Is spa erotic massage safe? Please answer these questions it would be helpful.  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The condom does not give 100 percent contraception. In fact, no contraception is 100 percent effective. Body to body and skin to skin contact will not result in STD (sexually transmitted disease), unless there are cuts over the body and body fluids get transmitted. K...  Read Full »

What causes wrinkles on glans?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old male. I have abnormal appearing glans of the penis. The glans started to change several years ago becoming very wrinkled and have a redder appearance than before. The meatus started to change at about the same time. I have not had any sores on the head, but had fric...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As far as all your investigations regarding sexually transmitted diseases are normal and you are not having any other symptoms (except wrinkling), you need not worry about the appearance...  Read Full »

Protection broke during insertion and I pulled out. Can STDs be passed in this period?

Query: Hello doctor, I had protected intercourse with a CSW, but the protection broke at the tip during insertion and I immediately pulled out. Enough space was left at the tip for semen to collect and I do not know whether the tip of my penis has come in contact with some vaginal fluid. I am totally str...  Read Full »

Dr. Kiran Anaparthi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Even a minute touch of an infected vagina can spread STDs (sexually transmitted diseases). As partner status is unknown and has high-risk factors, it is better to use prophylactic treatment. Secondly, pain in armpit has almost no relation to STD. It is probably myalgia...  Read Full »

I am having itching in clitoris and inflamed lips on labia. Is it an STD?

Query: Hello doctor,Yesterday, I had some really bad itching in my clitoris. Today I woke up with inflamed lips on labia and more discharge than usual. Please help me my vagina is sore and I am only 18 years old. I do not want to tell my parents that I have been sexually active. I do not know if it is a ST...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It could be sexually transmitted disease. Have one vaginal swab to check in the laboratory to exactly know the organism of infection. Have a strict hygiene. Wear soft comfortable undergarments. Use condoms to prevent transmission of infection. After collection of vag...  Read Full »

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