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A 21-year-old female asked:

lets say someone's immunity was great, they were very healthy, would it be hard for them to contract stds...herpes more so ?

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Dr. Patricia Fearing
Gynecology 36 years experience
no: Even with great immunity you are still at risk for stds if you come into contact with someone with infection.

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