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Sexual health

(47 Posts)
CiaoLeo Wed 20-Jul-05 19:07:36

I am doing a sexual health poll to see how many people have had one of the following;

Chlamydia

Herpes

Syphyllis

Ghonnorhea

HIV

Hepititis

Of course you can remain anonymous, and your answers will be of tremendous help.

Flossam Wed 20-Jul-05 19:10:16

A bit more info as to why you are doing this poll might get you more responses. Is it research or just being nosey?

morningpaper Wed 20-Jul-05 19:19:09

? This is a strange request. It's not very scientific is it?! There are lots of statistics available about these diseases if you need them.

e.g.
http://www.hpa.org.uk/hpa/news/articles/pressreleases/2005/050630_stifigures.htm

Search your local NHS site for information about your local area.

WigWamBam Wed 20-Jul-05 19:23:36

I think I'd want to know what this was all in aid of before I answered any of those questions. What's the poll, who's it for, why are you asking the questions?

kama Wed 20-Jul-05 19:24:23

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Tortington Wed 20-Jul-05 20:49:31

i only actaully know what 3 of them are - have heard of the others but dont know what they are!

spursmum Wed 20-Jul-05 20:52:24

Im very proud to say that I've had none of them!!

HappyMumof2 Wed 20-Jul-05 22:06:41

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Kidstrack2 Wed 20-Jul-05 22:15:46

Yep I've had em all! Just a joke! HIV and Hepititis C are real serious. Chlamydia is the silent one that can cause infertility if not treated early. Happy to say I have never expeirenced any sexually transmitted disease. Would also add that Hepititis and HIV are not totally just Sexually transmitted.

chicagomum Wed 20-Jul-05 22:43:39

this seems a rather odd thread to me, not giving the reasons behind it, (i apologise if this is all above board)

lilaclotus Wed 20-Jul-05 22:45:26

none of them

Roobie Wed 20-Jul-05 22:47:21

One can't really "have had" HIV can one?

marthamoo Wed 20-Jul-05 22:47:52

My dh is a microbiologist who did his thesis on chlamydia. His research was carried out via Family Planning Clinics, involved clinical testing and was totally anonymous. What kind of poll is this, exactly? Is it for personal interest only - because, frankly, results gleaned from anonymous posters on a website are not going to be worth a damn, scientifically speaking.

Carla Wed 20-Jul-05 22:48:07

I've heard of them all, never had any of them, but do no that it's spelt gonorrhoea.

'Nuff said people?

Carla Wed 20-Jul-05 22:48:42

And do know it's spelt 'know', too!

HappyHuggy Wed 20-Jul-05 22:52:23

never had any of them

marthamoo Wed 20-Jul-05 22:52:32

Plus I suggest that if you intend to make a serious study of sexually transmitted diseases - you will be taken more seriously if you spell gonorrhoea and hepatitis correctly.

hunkermunker Wed 20-Jul-05 22:53:22

I keep samples of each of these in jars. Stamp collecting's boring, but disease collecting? It's the way forward.

And my labels are spelt right

Will apologise for this post tomorrow...

Fran1 Wed 20-Jul-05 23:37:36

Herpes doesn't have to be a STD either!

I suggest you go elsewhere to do your research.

Flossam Wed 20-Jul-05 23:42:50

I don't know if she/he is a name changer but they only have posts from today, which makes me rather suss I'm afraid in the suspicious world that MN has become in this day and age!

hunkermunker Wed 20-Jul-05 23:44:56

CL is also DionneUK and also there was another CiaoLeoCiao someone else poster the other day iirc.

Fran1 Wed 20-Jul-05 23:51:49

When you search those names, it has asked many a weird question, best to leave them to it!

CiaoLeo Thu 21-Jul-05 08:00:58

I am actually studying part time in sexual health studies as I would like to become, eventually, a specialist or whatever and as part of my coursework I decided to do this bit of research of my own. I am already using national statistics but must do research of my own. I understand that some of u are naturally cautious of not helping me out, but some of u are downright ignorant.

Fran1 Thu 21-Jul-05 08:04:45

Ignorant could be the wrong word to use their.

No acknowledgment to your mispellings, lack of information, and noting that not all have to be stds?

Fran1 Thu 21-Jul-05 08:05:07

- there - i meant to write!

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