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can you get an STD from people that are clean

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
"Clean": You cannot tell by looking at someone's genitals if they have an std or not. Many stds, such as chlamydia and hiv, remain asymptomatic. For this reaso ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
STD: That would very unlikely. The std would likely need to make contact with a mucosal membrane (like mouth or genitalia) on you or go directly in throug ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Clean?: What do you mean "clean?" if you mean both are free from any std (which would require the both of you to be tested) or both of you are virgins, than u ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Brown
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Its great that he was tested and that he is "clean." but there is no std panel that checks for everything. Additionally, men are not usually checked f ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Abreu
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Only get it if involved with someone that is infected. The best solution is to be monogamous.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Like at applebee's? No seriously, i believe you meant oral sex... The answer is yes! oral sex can transmit or acquire some stds. Gonorrhea can caus ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: Syphilis is a bacteria spread from one person to another. Syphilis doesn't magically appear, which means a person must catch it from another person wh ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
19 years experience Dentistry
Not likely: Someone has to have an std for it to spread.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience Family Medicine
No : By definition, STDs are sexually transmitted diseases. By definition, virgins have not had sex yet. Assuming neither virgin got an std from rape or fr ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
STD's still happen: Sperm or no sperm, semen or no semen, the bacteria and viruses are still happy to jump from one person to another!
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Callahan
23 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Saliva is a typical route of transmission as are any bodily fluids.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: But remember that just one infected partner can infect you, and it's for life.
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A male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Assuming the two people have been appropriately tested for sexually transmitted diseases - and tested negative - then it would take a sexual/blood exp ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
The only 100%: Fail safe method is abstinence. The next closest thing is proper use of a condom (male or female).
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: Yes it's possible, but the risk is minimized. Clean hands hygiene when handling the lenses. Proper wear and replacement schedule -- no overusage. N ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Yes you can: Toxoplasmosis can be transmitted via cat feces, and from undercooked, exposed meat. The parasite can be carried as a cyst within the brain. It can in ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: You get HIV infection from having sex with an infected partner. The number of partners is irrelevant if none of them have hiv.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mathew Farbman
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Still at risk: Being physically close to people who are sick with an infection, like the common cold, can still put you at risk of acquiring the infection.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: The short answer= both can turn HIV positive if one partner brings it into the relationship. If neither has it, the type of sex they practice will not ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sexual transmission: Of HIV needs to be with someone who is HIV positive. Hiv can be transmitted via anal ; oral sex, blood transfusion, use of contaminated needles, breas ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Silent STDS: Chlamydia is the classic example of a “silent” std. Some people have carried latent stage syphilis for decades without being aware of it. One might a ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffry Gill
28 years experience Pediatrics
Low risk, be safe: Most STDs are passed through direct contact with body fluids and/or mucous membranes (the moist parts of the body, like mouth or vagina). If there is ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
STDs: It depends. Some viral illnesses take a few months. Chlamydia or gonorrhea a few days and and others take a few weeks to be testable. Do you gave symp ... Read More
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