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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
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Doctor :   what is medical query?
User :   i want to know about safe sex
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependants: Yes/No
User :   i m 26 yrs male and I am a xxxxx. I am single
User :   what do u mean by dependants?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are ther any who is depending on you for there living and weelbeing?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
User :   now just tell me is oral sex safe?
Doctor :   ok
User :   can a female have same disease that a male can hav?
Doctor :   you can she transmit?
User :   can female carry same disease from a male partner?
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok
User :   are there any STD diseases that female can't get from male and vice ver?
Doctor :   there may be decreased chances but
User :   you mean to say that disease can transfer from the same sex easily?
Doctor :   the chances vary with the type of disease
Doctor :   there are few disease that are more easily transmitted amongst the same sex
Doctor :   did you get that?
User :   so which type of diseases transfer quicky between opposite sex?
Doctor :   herpes
Doctor :   candida
Doctor :   trichomonas
User :   what is herpes?
Doctor :   it is type of viral infection that affects the genitalia and oral cavity
User :   how do i know if my partner is having herpes?
Doctor :   some people may not have any symptoms
User :   is it cureable?
Doctor :   yes
User :   if it has no symptoms then how i will know if i get herpes?
Doctor :   you may have any of the folllowing symptoms
Doctor :   sores near the area where the virus has entered the body
Doctor :   They turn into blisters
Doctor :   become itchy and painful,
User :   on the skin or inside the body?
Doctor :   the symtoms that i mentioned are found on the skin
User :   it will be in a particular part of the skin or over the whole body?
Doctor :   generally around the mouth or at genitalis
User :   if its a viral infection then can i get fever also?
Doctor :   you may have
User :   what u mean i might have? a vireal infaction is alwayz carried with fever
Doctor :   this depends on your immunity
User :   ok
User :   so whatever the diseases u have mentioned can transmit from oral sex?
Doctor :   yes
User :   so oral sex is not safe?
Doctor :   it is safe provided both the partners are absolutely free from infections
User :   and even kissing can also lead to such deadly disease except HIV, m i right?
Doctor :   if there is no blood to blood contact
User :   if i do mouth to mouth kissing then also such disease can tranfer to me?
Doctor :   yes they may
User :   how about from saliva and body fluids?
Doctor :   do you consider semen a body fluid?
User :   what is the difference between semen and sperm?
Doctor :   sperm is single entity
Doctor :   wheras semen is a broth which in addition to sperm has other fluids
User :   so what is semen then if its not a body fluid?
Doctor :   becuse that is also considered body fluid
User :   is this semen common in men or its also present in women too?
Doctor :   so my information should not be misleeding
Doctor :   its men
User :   so i wanted to know whether these disease can transfer from body fluids or not? Or diseases can only transfer from blood?
Doctor :   there are others called body fluids like the serum, sweat,
Doctor :   body fluids can also transfer
Doctor :   have i answered your query?
User :   not quite
Doctor :   what else you want us to answer?
User :   is there any uncurable disease that can transfer from body fluid?
Doctor :   hiv infection
User :   from what type of fluids it can transfer?
Doctor :   blood, semen
User :   and what type of STD can transfer from saliva?
User :   or sweat?
Doctor :   herpes
User :   only herpes?
Doctor :   that is most common among the sexually trasnmitted disease
User :   is this herpes virus may remain inside the body of a person for a long time without any symptom or warning?
Doctor :   yes it can
User :   so for you what is safe sex?
Doctor :   I Did Nit get your Question
User :   if STD can transfer from touching also then how to do a safesex?
Doctor :   There are group of infections when to comes to STD so there are few that can be spread by touch since theyare contagious..
Doctor :   HIV,or Syphillis, or Candidiasis trichomons Vaginalis.\
Doctor :   These are few of them and each has a different routes of infection..
Doctor :   Multiple in some cases.
Doctor :   Since its varied there are chance that you can get any of this a different route..
Doctor :   too.
User :   but as they are STDs they can only that the route from the sex organs, m i right?
Doctor :   They fall into the group of STD's but then they are spread by other routes too that is what i am trying to say..
Doctor :   Not necessarily and only through the Sexual route..
User :   u mean they can also take the route from mouth or skin too?
Doctor :   Yesd since if your skin or the oral mucosa has any cuts or tears then it will directly enter the blood stream from there..
Doctor :   Hence it is not fool proof ..
Doctor :   Minor cuts or tears are generally unnoticed..
User :   so the ultimate answer to my question is that to get STDs infection, it take the help of blood only?
User :   and semen only?
Doctor :   its spread through the Body fluid any body fluid..any infection can spread through it..
User :   But i heard that HIV can transfer from semen and blood to blood contact only!!!
Doctor :   Yes but we were talking of STD's which are few of then that i have mentioned then we need to discuss about the STD's as a whole..
User :   but u said only herpes can transfer from touching
Doctor :   YEs..
Doctor :   But the discussion that we were having now is regarding the STD's in general..
User :   then the other STDs except herpes don't transfer from mouth to mouth kissing or from sweat. Is it true?
Doctor :   Each individual disease or infection has an ndividual mode or modes of transmissin and hence it will need to be known that what we are talking about in particular then may be
Doctor :   I can clear your doubts..since STD's is general.
Doctor :   And too broad..
User :   ok now tell me... if i only do sex wearing a condom and if my female partner is having STD then it will never transfer to me. But what if I thouch her sex organs with my skin and mouth?
User :   here i m talking about rest of the STDs except herpes
Doctor :   Which in particular are you talking about will help me guide you ..
Doctor :   is it HIV..
User :   i know about HIV but tell me can HIV transfer to me if I directly touch the sex organs or use my mouth with the sex organs while oral?
Doctor :   Yes it can if you are having any oral ulcers or lesions in the mouth and then the virus can spread to your blood stream..
Doctor :   Using mouth is referred to as oral sex..
Doctor :   Not safe sex..
User :   and one more thing, if the fluids from the vigina enters my stomach then can it infect me with HIV, even if i don't have ulcers?
Doctor :   There are minute ulcers in every once stomach soit cannon be ruled out but then this method of spread is very rare and highly unlikely since it will lead to the killing of the virus by the Acid in the stomach..
Doctor :   sooner the fluid enters it..
User :   u mean that HIV virus can be killed with stomach acid?
Doctor :   yes it will be killed..
User :   wow
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, While I type the necessary information, and do inform me when done.
User :   don't u think then an HIV infected person can be cured by using acid through the blood stram?
Doctor :   That will burn the rest of the tissues in the body since they are all Proteins and then they will be killed too..
Doctor :   People will die not of the virus but the Burns though and that will be rapid..
User :   then how come the organs inside our stomach survives in acid?
Doctor :   They are designed for it mucosa the lining of the Mucosa and the other enzymes that are liberated wihin the stomach are protective..
User :   ok
Doctor :   And hence they are not damaged ..
User :   so tell me doctor, what is the best way to have safe sex with a stranger?
Doctor :   Have you filled up the feedback form I sent?
User :   yes i did!
Doctor :   Better to avoid than think of the possible safety measures but then you can go in for he condom and then avoid any any measures that will bring you directly in contact with th secretions..
Doctor :   Or body fluids.. as you call it..
User :   ok
User :   i think the best way is to get my partner medically tested before having sex!
Doctor :   And your self too.since you are doubly sure..
User :   by the way can urine carry STDs including HIV?
Doctor :   No
User :   so if someone drinks unrine of an STD invected person then it will not infect him?
Doctor :   No
User :   r u sure?
Doctor :   Yes to will not..
User :   because urine can also carry blood fluids
Doctor :   since mostly that urine is acidic and the viruses or the bacterias that cause the STD's are not able to sustain the Acidity..
User :   then howcome an urine test is used for detecting disease in the LAB?
Doctor :   What diseases are you talking about and there are various other parameters too that are tested..
Doctor :   Not all diseases are due to infection and not all urine tests are for the same condition..
User :   u said urine is acidic and it kills viruses including HIV. then when a person sufferes from liver disease or any kidney related disease then urine sample is used for test!
Doctor :   That are for the Urine parameters that are he chemical that are in urine and not the Viruses
User :   so urine never throws away any micro-organisms from the bosy?
Doctor :   It will show thaty microorganisms in the body thats when you get the Urinary tract infection then it will show he micro organisms but then
Doctor :   at that time it will throw the microorganisms outtoo.
Doctor :   Its a lot of medical knowledge that you are trying to confuse with and i am trying to give in short span for you to pick up
User :   And one more thing... sometiimes the color of the urine is yellow n sometimes its green and sometimes colorless! What does that mean?
Doctor :   Yellow urine says that there is not sufficient Hydration in the Body that means that you should take in lot of water..
Doctor :   And the Color will remain color less when the water that is required for the body is sufficient..
User :   But from where this yellow color comes? And whenever I take vitamin capsuls, it turns green!!!
Doctor :   High dose of multi vitamins will cause this..
User :   i wanted to know from were this color comes?
Doctor :   Taht is due to the Various salts and the
Doctor :   formed n the salts in the body.. will cause the various color change..
User :   so is it possible to digest urine again if someone drinks?
User :   its already a waste product of the body
Doctor :   Have you filled up the feedback form I sent?
Doctor :   Please fill this form
User :   i did
Doctor :   ok..
Doctor :   No there will notbe any thing called Digestion in the body but it willbe the
Doctor :   sending outof the waste products..
Doctor :   We have a long queue of patients waiting to get medical advise. Please restrict your conversation to one Medical queries only.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service

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