I engaged in a sexual activity with a woman nine years ago. Is it possible that I have a STD?
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Q. Can I have STD after nine years of sexual activity?

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Dr. Vandana Andrews
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Dr. Vandana Andrews is a General Practitioner and a Family Physician specializing in General Medicine with 13 years of clinical experience. She completed her MD Physician (equivalent to Indian MBBS... 

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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Nine years ago, I engaged in sexual activity with a woman. I did not take any medications and during these nine years I had strep throat once, and food poisoning once at work. However, food poisoning passed after one day, and angina after the treatment also passed other than this, I had no serious health problems. I have managed to build muscle mass as I train two to three times a week and take protein shakes. I started with 144 pounds and now I weigh 101 pounds. Recently, I discovered that my shoulder muscles have grown. I visited the doctor and he said that after nine years, syphilis or any other disease does not attack. Also due to the pandemic, I often washed my hands and disinfected them with hand sanitizer with varying alcohol content and I had orange skin burns on the back of my hand, but after applying moisturizer my hands went back to normal. Should I be worried about STDs?

Answered by  Dr. Vandana Andrews


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can understand your concern. STDs, or sexually transmitted diseases, are infections that are primarily transmitted through sexual contact. They can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites. It is important to practice safe sex to reduce the risk of contracting or spreading STDs. This includes using barrier methods of contraception, such as condoms, and getting regular check-ups and screenings. It is also important to communicate openly and honestly with sexual partners about sexual health and history. If you suspect you may have an STD, it is crucial to seek medical attention and I would suggest you get tested as soon as possible. Remember, prevention is key when it comes to staying STD-safe. No symptoms and clear screening mean no STD.

I hope this helps you.

Thank you.


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