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can you get a sexually transmitted disease even if you practice monogamy?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Not uisually: But that means that your partner is also monogamous (something that is hard to guarantee - no pun intended), and that they did not bring an std into the relationship from prior activities.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What is the best treatment for sexually-transmitted disease?

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Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Depends: It depends on which std one has. Some STDs like gonorrhea are caused by bacteria and treated with antibiotics. Others like herpes and HIV are caused by viruses and treated with anti-viral therapy. The treatment will be specific to the disease. If you think you have an std, you need to see your doc to be tested and treated right away. All one's partners should be treated, too.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for sexually transmitted diseases to be transmitted by eating together family style?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
No: Sexually transmitted diseases are spread solely by intimate contact. Unless you are doing something very unusual at the dining table this is not possible.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for sexually transmitted diseases to be transmitted using vibrators?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Yes: If your partner has an std, any contact transfer can spread the organism. This would include shared vibrators or other sexual toys. Protection is important until the std is treated.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the various germs causing sexually transmitted diseases?

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Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 33 years experience
See list: Here is a partial list: oral and genital herpes/(herpes i and ii)... Chlamydia... Gonorrhea... Syphilis... Human pappilloma virus... Human immunodeficiency virus... Hepatitis b... Hepatitis c... Molluscum contagiosum... Herpes viruses 6, 7, and 8.. Chancroid due to hemophilus ducryie... Lymphogranuloma venerium... Trichomoniasis, ... Crabs, pubic lice, and scabies.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Why the alarming rise of sexually transmitted diseases in singapore young people?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Sex at an early age.: Sex at earlier ages, the media, etc. Sexual promiscuity is the greatest factor for std rise. In africa, HIV is more transmitted by promiscuous men, than by homosexual behavior or needle use.

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