FAQ: Afraid to Ask

General FAQs

STDs & STIs

  • What is a sexually transmitted disease/infection (STD/STI)?
  • How can I protect myself from STDs?
  • What are some common STDs?

Women, Pregnancy & HIV

  • What is my risk of HIV Infection?
  • How is the virus spread
  • How can women get HIV? How can I protect myself?
  • How can I protect myself?
  • I don’t have sex or use drugs. What is my risk now?
  • I’m thinking of having a baby. Will my baby be infected also?
  • Can I breastfeed if I am HIV positive?
  • How can I lower the risk of infecting my baby?

HIV & AIDS

  • What is HIV?
  • How is HIV spread?
  • How does HIV work?
  • What are the symptoms if a person gets infected with HIV?
  • Where did HIV come from?
  • What is AIDS
  • How long does it take for HIV to become AIDS?
  • How do I get treated?
  • How can I prevent from getting HIV/AIDS?

HIV and Transgender Youth

  • What is my risk for HIV infection?
  • Risks of “Street” Hormone Use
  • What are the benefits for transgender youth to get treatment in a clinic setting?
  • What are the risks of silicone injections?

HIV and Young Men Who Have Sex With Men

  • What is my risk for HIV infection?
  • What are the benefits for HIV+ young men to get medical treatment in a clinic setting?

Gonorrhea

  • What is gonorrhea?
  • How is gonorrhea spread?
  • What are some risk factors of getting gonorrhea?
  • What are the symptoms of gonorrhea?
  • What is the treatment of gonorrhea?
  • How can I prevent from getting gonorrhea?

Chlamydia

  • What is chlamydia?
  • How is chlamydia primarily transmitted?
  • What are some risk factors for getting chlamydia?
  • What are the symptoms of chlamydia?
  • What is the treatment of chlamydia?
  • How can I prevent getting chlamydia?

Syphilis

  • What is syphilis?
  • How is syphilis primarily spread?
  • What is the treatment for syphilis?
  • How can I prevent getting syphilis?
  • What are the systems of syphilis?

Genital Herpes

  • What is genital herpes?
  • How is genital herpes primarily spread?
  • What are some risk factors for getting genital herpes?
  • What are the systems of genital herpes?
  • What is the treatment of genital herpes?
  • How can I prevent getting genital herpes?

Genital Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

  • What is genital HPV?
  • How is genital HPV primarily spread?
  • What are the possible signs of HPV?
  • How common is HPV?
  • What is the treatment for HPV?
  • How can I prevent getting HPV?
  • How can I prevent HPV related diseases?

Trichomoniasis

  • What is trichomoniasis?
  • How is trichomoniasis primarily spread?
  • What are the symptoms of trichomoniasis?
  • What is the treatment for trichomoniasis?
  • How can I prevent getting trichomoniasis?