Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Question


QUESTION: I am really worried and scarred. Would you mind telling me what is this on my body and back? I was looking up STDs and I was wandering do I have some type off herpes, genital herpes, or Syphilis? And it also says that: How do I know if I have genital herpes?

Most people who have herpes have no, or very mild symptoms. You may not notice mild symptoms or you may mistake them for another skin condition, such as a pimple or ingrown hair.  Because of this, most people who have herpes do not know it.

Does this mean I have STD or Herpes?

ANSWER: Derek,

This is the second time you've asked me about your acne scarring. If you want a 100% affirmation that what I've said is true, ask a dermatologist.

Best wishes,


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QUESTION: Not saying your not telling truth or nothing. But all I'm asking you are u sure that's what is?

If you had a sexually transmitted infection Derek, why would it appear on your back of all places? How old are you? When's the last time you had unprotected sex? When's the last time you went to a doctor? Had you EVER had your spots looked at?

Think about these questions,


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John Brice


Educated and certified in STI information, HIV and AIDS, and trained in comprehensive sex education for teens and young adults. Providing counseling in sexuality, sexual interests, and sexual orientations, pregnancy prevention, safer sex initiatives, and teaching health education seminars to adults ages 18-65 for the past 3 years. Serve underserved clients in homeless shelters, workplace readiness programs, and detention centers. Three term AmeriCorps domestic service volunteer and Peace Corps nominee for Health Service to Lesotho and Rwanda. Providing services to the GLBTQIA populations of which I am a member.


3 years as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (Advanced) for 3 years and comprehensive sex educator for 3 years and parenting educator for 3 years. *North Carolina State Certified Emergency Medical Technician, #P083512 *Certified Health Education Specialist, #22589

*American Public Health Association *National Commission on Health Education Credentialing

American Public Health Association, Student Assembly, Quarterly Newsletter 2012-2014

*Doctor of Education (candidate), K-12 Teacher Leadership; Capella University *Master of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Capella University *Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction; Concordia University-Portland *Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and English; East Carolina University

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Graduated with Distinction from Capella University AllExperts, Top Experts of 2014 (One and Multiple Categories)

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*Over 180 clients, lasting 30 sessions, in 5 locations during Florida service. *Over 150 clients, lasting 18 sessions, in 2 locations during South Carolina service.

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