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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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User :   If I've been having sex with my boyfriend for 9 months, both vaginal and oral, if there was any risk of me contracting an STD, would it have already happened?
Doctor :   hi.
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
User :   Hi Dr. AAAAAAA
Doctor :   STD transmission can happen even with just one intercourse be it oral or vaginal
Doctor :   if your partner is infected there are chances that you have got the infection if you are having unprotected intercourse
User :   So considering we've been engaging in sexual activity for an extended period of time, if he were infected, I would be as by now, right?
Doctor :   doing a STD screening test will be better to see what infection you have if any
User :   Right, I plan to do that this week
Doctor :   to control infection and limit complications
Doctor :   and starting treatment early would help
Doctor :   and also treatment should be done for both of you if any one of you is found to be infected
User :   right
Doctor :   and avoid having unprotected intercourse in between during the treatment to prevent re-infection and further load of the organisms
Doctor :   have you followed what i have said?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   please get back to me in case of any doubt
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   are you actually a doctor, or are you a computer programmed to respond to key words?
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner
Doctor :   I am a qualified and registered medical practitioner. I
Doctor :   I can send you my degree certificate copy by email.
Doctor :   It will be up to you to decide whether you would like to follow our suggestions or not.
User :   haha, no that's alright.
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   Well I intended to get tested anyway, a guy came into work the other day and said something that kind of freaked me out.
User :   what are the incurable std's?
Doctor :   STD's are a group of infections that get transmitted via sexual route
Doctor :   they include infections like Gonorrhea, Herpes, HPV, HIV, Syphilis
User :   right right right
User :   If i get a HIV test, will it show if I have any other STD, or just HIV?
Doctor :   and they also include bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic infectionsinfection.
Doctor :   out of which the viral infection like the HIV, HPV are incurable
Doctor :   no, it will only show that you have HIV or not
Doctor :   other STD tests are specific group of tests to diagnose the other infections
Doctor :   that are included in STD list
User :   Is it better to get tested at a hospital or doctors' office, or to go to some place else that does testing? Does it matter, are all testing centers created equal?
Doctor :   all testing centers would be equal, but getting tested in a standard lab is better
Doctor :   also a hospital set up is better since you will have the doctor consultation and treatment options at hand
User :   okay
User :   I think that will do it for now
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   No, I'm set for the night, I think.
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form, and comment box, say done when done
User :   A doctor is much more trust worthy than general internet information
Doctor :   yes always, a doctor is more trustworthy than loads of internet information
User :   All done.
User :   Have a good night
User :   and thank you again
Doctor :   as the symptoms need to be corelated with examination findings
Doctor :   and take treatment
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please chat with our doctors 24/7 for medical queries. Please refer your friends to our service.
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