Having sex? On a regular or irregular basis? Know your partner's sexual history and health status? Are you really sure about that? Then you need to know as much as you can about STD s. Specifically, it's a really good idea to know what tests are available, in case you think you may have an STD. You'll want to get the results and if you do test positive, meaning presence of an STD, you can then find out if you need to be treated (if treatment is available) and if you need to let your partner(s) know so he (or she) can be treated as well. In some cases there is no treatment (HPV, herpes), and you may simply need to learn how not to spread the STD to others and how to minimize outbreaks..
Let's agree, that the only 100% effective way to avoid STD exposure, is to refrain from sex entirely. The next best option is to always use a condom, with the inderstanding that certain STDs like herpes, can live on skin around the vagina or penis, areas the con...
I'm always amazed at the amount of
misinformation, or lack of information, that people have about Herpes. Often when I tell a new partner that I have
Herpes his response is a simple "I know nothing about that, so it doesn't
really bother me". I also hear
contrasting information from doctors. For example, just a couple weeks ago, a friend told me she was concerned
that she may have picked up an STD from a casual fling. Her doctor gave her tests for everything but
Herpes, saying that the Herpes test was too expensive to do and that if my friend
did, in fact, have the disease she would surely already know. I was suprised by the doctor's decision
given the statistics about the number of people who have the disease but don't
I told my friend about my
first six months with the disease in which I had a light rash above my
butt. It was so insignificant that I
tried to make an appointment with my dermatologist, thinking it was just an
allergic reaction. When I coul...
There aren't very many long-term studies of results after surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament. And many changes have occurred in the last 10 years in the way this procedure is done. In this study, surgeons from France report on 101 knees with an ACL injury. All were repaired with the same bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) arthroscopic graft technique. In January 1993, they started a computer database of all patients having ACL reconstructions. Data gathered included patient age, time between injury and surgery, and symptoms. Joint laxity (looseness) was measured with a special device called the KT-1000 arthrometer . X-rays were used to look at joint space and alignment. Function and sports activity were measured with the International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) classification tool. And it was recorded whether or not the meniscus (knee cartilage) had been removed. The authors report about slightly more than half of the patients had a meniscal tear. Most of these were ...
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