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STD, otherwise called sexually transmitted diseases, are infectious diseases that are transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse. STDs can be transmitted through unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex with a person who is already infected. The common diseases are chlamydia, HPV infection, syphilis, gonorrhea, and HIV.

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I recently attended a party in which there was physical contact between my face and the pubic region of a woman. What are the chances of contracting an STD?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently attended a bachelor party that involved adult entertainment. During the event, one of the dancers filled a plastic test tube with liquor, inserted it halfway into her vagina, and then offered it to me. Given my inebriated state, I knelt down to her pubic area and placed my mo...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I want to assure you that the likelihood of transmitting HIV through unprotected oral contact is extremely low, unless there are open and bleeding wounds in both individuals. In your situation it was more likely contact rather than sexual intercourse. Considering tha...  Read Full »

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

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 h...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 o...  Read Full »

What can be the chance of me getting infected by STDs?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a massage with oil six days ago. It was a hand job, with no penetration or fluids being exchanged. What is the chance I have caught STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) like chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, herpes, or HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)? I am worried because I d...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The chances of transmission of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) by massage and hand job is nil unless there are bleeding wounds in the hand. It is unlikely, as you would have noticed it. There are some STDs (sexually transmitted diseases), lik...  Read Full »

Can a genital skin tag be an HPV infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed a skin tag, and I am not sure of what it is. The skin tag is not itchy or painful, but they are raised. I do not take any medications for this. I am scared about an HPV infection. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, and I will surely help you. I have seen all the images shared by you (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It does not look like genital warts. As you are not experiencing itchiness and burning sensation, I guess it to ...  Read Full »

My condom slipped off while withdrawing. Will I get an STI?

Query: Hello doctor, Two weeks ago I had intercourse with an unknown girl. The hour before the exposure I trimmed and just had some small scratches on the region where the penis and scrotum meet, and had sex using a condom while withdrawing it slipped halfway. This act was just completed within five minute...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. The chances of transmission of HIV or hepatitis by single-protected intercourse are almost nil if the condom is used appropriately. If there is no contact of fluids with scratch wounds then the possibility of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus),...  Read Full »

I have brown bruise-like spots on my penis shaft that do not go away despite taking medications. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have three brown bruise-like spots on my penis shaft and they have been there for months and have not gone away. I tried Arnica K cream and Man1man oil but they are still there. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can understand your concern. I have seen the picture that you sent (the attachment was removed to protect the patient's identity). If there was unprotected sex then one needs to think of sexually transmitted infection and get the below test done.TPHA (Treponema pallidu...  Read Full »

Can I get cold sores due to STD?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a cold sore appear on my mouth which I very rarely get (I have had them, although pretty rare since I was young). My partner also gets cold sores, however, he gets them quite frequently, and has been since he was young. When I saw mine appear a few days back, I was wondering if ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nageswara Rao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Most of the cold sores are due to HSV-1. If it is associated with genital lesions then more chances of STDs are there. If only cold sores, it is due to less immunity. Giving oral may or may not be the cause. As prevention, you both check for STDs but they are unlikely to ...  Read Full »

I had a hand massage, but I am unsure if my female partner washed her hands or had pores on her hands. What are my chances of developing STDs?

Query: Hi doctor, What are the chances of getting STDs(Sexually Transmitted Diseases) like chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis, herpes, or HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) on getting massages with oil over the penis from the female partner? I would also mention it was a hand massage and no fluid exchan...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your anxiety. As you have informed there was no penetration or no oral sex involved and only a hand massage was witnessed. So, the risk for HIV in your case is zero. And I think you do not need to worry about HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and no tests...  Read Full »

I had a cut-in penis and oral sex. Will it result in STIs?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex last week with a sex worker. 12 hours before sex I shaved my penis area with a razor, and there were cuts in four to five places. Moreover, I licked her vagina without any protection. Can these two activities lead to HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and STIs (sexually trans...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Unprotected vaginal sexual contact carries a risk of transmission of HIV and other STIs. Please get tested for HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and other STIs (sexually transmitted infections). The first test could be taken at four to six weeks of exposure and if t...  Read Full »

I have been having a small white spot next to my urethra without any discomfort for the past three weeks. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a small white patch on my gland beside my urethra that has been there for three weeks with no pain or other issues. It is not going away on its own. What should I do? I also have a committed partner who is STD-free. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Post a photo of the impacted area. Sexually transmitted infections must be considered if unprotected sex takes place. If not, it could be a straightforward bacterial infection, which can be treated. If there is itchi...  Read Full »

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