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A 37-year-old member asked:

Std or yeast infection, what's the difference?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
STD vs Yeast: An std is a disease transmitted sexually that is from an organism that normally does not colonize the genitourinary tract but has been introduced through the act of intercourse, that would include gc, syphilis, hiv, hepatitis, herpes, chlamydia, lgv...And the like. Yeast infections can be passed with sexual intercourse but usually they are from overgrowth of normal flora, .

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Last updated Sep 29, 2016


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