Patient discussion about sexually transmitted disease

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Q. SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES

how many types are there?
A1Gonorrhea, syphillis, Hepatitis B, Human Papilloma Virus, HIV, urethritis..
The rest of the list, I think lixurion had already shared you the link, just read on that link..
A2Ok, thank you mrfoot56 for collecting the important information to the community.
A3I will post some of the most knew venereal diseases GONORRHEA,world wide in distribution initial symtoms occur shortly after intercourse(two days to a week)burning sensation on urination followed by pussy urethral discharge.CHANCROID,characterized by a little red lump,generally on the genitals two to 14days after sexual intercourse--GRANULOMA INGUINALE,first indication is a pimple or nodule on the genitals--SYPHILIS,the first signs are a hard sore at the sight of germ entry usually the genitals/lips,followed by ulcers in the mouth,BEJEL, form of syphilis tranamitted by contaminated drinking utensils,affects natives of the middle east.--GENITAL HERPES,vagenal discharge,painul ulcers.

Q. Is hepatitis a sexually transmitted disease?

I mean hepatitis B and C mainly…
A1yes, hepatitis B is an STD, while hepatitis C is less likely caused by sexual transmitted disease.
hepatitis C usually transmitted through drugs usage and blood transfusion
A2Well, hepatitis B is definitely a sexually transmitted disease. No doubt about it. However- there is not enough data about hepatitis C. so it could be sexually transmitted, I wouldn’t take the chance. Sorry if I ruined your plans ?
A3hep b is sexually transmitted. hep c -there are good evedance that it is.

Q. Are cold sores contagious?

My boyfriend has cold sores on his mouth. Can I catch it from him? If so, how can I prevent catching it?
A1Cold sores contain the HSV-1 virus, which is the herpes simplex virus . While your boyfriend has cold sores, he should wash his hands often, especially after touching his face. He shouldn't share cups and eating utensils with others since he is very contagious. You should not kiss him or touch the cold sores either, in order not to be infected.
A2The virus that causes cold sores is known as the herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of HSV, type I and type II. Cold sores are usually caused by type I. Herpes simplex infections are contagious. You can catch the virus by kissing your boyfriend or having other close contact with his sores or even from having contact with other parts of his skin that appear normal but are in fact shedding the virus. People are most contagious when they have active blister-like sores. Once the blisters have dried and crusted over (within a few days), the risk of contagion is significantly lessened. Therefore, it is best that you don't come in physical contact while he has the cold sores, since he is contagious. However, a person infected with HSV can pass it on to another person even when a cold sore is not present. This is because the virus is sometimes shed in saliva even when sores are not present.
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