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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 have itching and inflammation in my private part. What to do?

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 S...  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 »

I have a discharge from the lower part of my penis head. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23-year-old male. My height is 6 feet, and my weight is 143 lbs. I have something coming out of my penis from the smooth skin right below the head of the penis. The skin that relaxes and stretches is black-headed on the top and yellowish, and it looks like blackheads on the face.Ple...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please share a picture of the affected area. If there was unprotected sex, one needs to think of sexually transmitted infection. So, I suggest you do the following tests: TPHA (treponema pallidum hemagglutination). HPV (human papillomavirus)...  Read Full »

I am a bisexual male. How do I start pre-exposure prophylaxis?

Query: Hi doctor, I wanted to consult with you about starting PrEP. I complete STD screenings every three months and am currently negative for all STDs. However, I considered starting PrEP to be safe and for peace of mind. I am a bisexual male and currently have sexual intercourse with men. However, I am n...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. It is good that you are trying to behave responsibly in terms of sexual exposure at most times, but by not using barrier contraception and pre-exposure prophylaxis, you are increasing the chances of acquiring HI...  Read Full »

I am experiencing severe itching in my vagina. Is it due to STI?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female who recently got married and engaged in unprotected intercourse with my husband two weeks ago. Currently, I am experiencing severe itching in my vagina, and it appears red and inflamed, prompting concerns about a potential sexually transmitted issue. I would l...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Following unprotected intercourse, it is crucial to consider the possibility of a sexually transmitted infection (STI). The recommended tests for further evaluation include: TPHA (treponema pallidum hemagglutination). HP...  Read Full »

Is there an HIV risk from body-to-body massage?

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 »

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 frict...  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 »

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 »

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