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Can i get an std by being coughed on by a infected person?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No: No, there are no STDs that are spread by coughing. Only through contact with infected skin or infected body fluids.
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 49 years experience
No: Sexually transmitted diseases are transmitted by sexual activity. You would not get these diseases by being coughed on by an infected person.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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