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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Need cultures: The only way to know for sure is to have a throat culture. But a dry throat with mucous is not a direct indication of throat std.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Well,I guess if u: can catch the flu from shaking hands,then...yes.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Sure: It is very possible that some std's are more transmissible via vaginal sex and not through oral sex. you can get an STD in the vaginal area and not an ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Herpes?: Unless the other person has oral herpes (visible or not) it is highly improbable that u could contract an infection. If u develop any burning blister- ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Giving > receiving: Oral sex is one way to pass std though not as common as vaginal or anal intercourse. Herpes, hpv and syphilis are passed by mouth to skin contact. Gon ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
All of them: If you have unprotected sex (any kind, oral, vaginal, anal, whatever), you can get any & all sexually transmitted diseases from your partner. That's w ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Not if vaccinated: All kids in the U.S. are supposed to be vaccinated for Hep B. It's been that way for 30 years, so current young adults should be protected. If unsure, ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Usually no symptoms: Despite what you might have been told in sex ed or seen online, oral sex can be considered safe sex. There is some STD risk, but a lot lower chance th ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. Herpes simplex type i is the common cold sore. Most people have been infected with it. Although not usual, it has somes gone to genital areas. ... Read More

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