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What is the symptoms of herpes?

How do I know if I have genital herpes? What is the symptoms?  

What causes HIV?

What causes HIV? How can I protect myself?

How can one get herpes?

Just curious…what are the ways one can get herpes?

How can you catch HIV?

I’m a guy and I also happen to be gay. I know that HIV is something to be concerned about. But I want to know a little more. How can you catch HIV?

Could you explain how you get herpes?

I’m worried about getting herpes. How do you get herpes and how can I protect myself?

What are the treatments for herpes?

I’m curious about what are the treatments for herpes. Can you tell me more?

My husband cheated on me...he used a condom, but am I still at risk for STDs?

My husband just admitted that he cheated on me a few years ago. I know that after he did, I got some type of infection that the doctor cleared up with medication. He said he used a condom with the other woman. Could he have transmitted an STD from her to me even though he used a condom with her? Second, I might leave him...how long should I wait before having sex with someone new?

How serious is chlamydia? Can I catch chlamydia through foreplay? Is there a cure?

My boyfriend has been diagnosed with chlamydia. How serious is chlamydia, and can I catch it through foreplay or can you only get it through unprotected sex? Can it be cured?

Is a burning sensation with urination a symptom of chlamydia infection? What about unusual discharge?

What are the symptoms of chlamydia? My partner says he has a burning feeling while urinating. He got tested and is waiting for results to find out what it was. I haven’t experienced any problems...but I did have some discharge for a while. Can you help?

How do you know if you have chlamydia? Are chlamydia and AIDS related?

How do you know if you have chlamydia? Could you have AIDS if you have chlamydia? If you leave chlamydia untreated can you get HIV?

Do STDs cause urethritis? What is urethritis? How do you get it? How do you cure it?

My husband started having discharge from his penis last week, and he thought I gave him an STD even though he’s been my only partner for the last two years. I went to the doctor and was tested for various diseases. All the tests were negative. The doctor gave me a shot of penicillin and four pills to take just in case my husband had something wrong. When my husband found out I was negative, he went to the ER and they diagnosed him with urethritis. They gave him a shot and a prescription and told him not to have sex for two weeks. The pharmacist said the medicine was for a bacterial infection of the urethra and that the ER should have been be more specific about whether they diagnosed him with an STD. What is urethritis? How do you get it?

How do you catch gonorrhea and how do you know if you have it? What are the treatments?

I’m looking for information about gonorrhea. How do you get it? How long does it take for gonorrhea symptoms to show? What are the treatments? How long does it take to cure it and does it recur?