Does being uncircumcised increase my risk of transferring STBBIs?

Although this data does exist, Canada Paediatric Society does not recommend newborn circumcision to reduce STBBI transmission. Circumcision is not recommended as an HIV prevention method in Canada. There are many other effective ways to reduce and prevent STBBI transmission, and it is not necessary to get circumcised in order to prevent transmission. … Read Full Answer

Are non-latex condoms just as effective at preventing pregnancy and the transmission of STBBIs as latex condoms?

All three of these non-latex condom options are just as effective at preventing pregnancy as latex condoms are when used correctly.
However only Polyurethane and Polyisoprene condoms also are effective at helping prevent STBBI transmission.
It is important to remember that any type of condom, even when used correctly, cannot prevent the transmission of all STBBIs. For example, Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) can be transmitted via skin to skin contact around the genital or leg area. … Read Full Answer

I recently tried meth for the first and last time. My friend who does it often said she cut her tongue on the right side, she thinks she bite herself, due to being high on meth. We shared a meth pipe and I wanted to know what are the risks of sharing that pipe ? Don't know if that was an actual cut on her tongue need to know if I should get oral testing ?

Sharing equipment like a meth pipe increases your chances of being exposed to an infection. Tiny amounts of blood from a cut or cracked lips can transmit … Read Full Answer

My friend had lesions on her nose, got it scraped (tested) and it ended up being diagnosed as HSV 2. Never touched her face or had oral, had protected genital intercourse twice (condom). Is there a risk of catching genital herpes? I’m so confused

Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is one of the most common viruses infecting humans. Symptoms can range from none to mild to severe. Although there is no cure for herpes infection, it can be managed with … Read Full Answer