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A 34-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what stds come from skin on skin contact?

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Dr. Linda Hamidjaja
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Depends on contact: It depends on what kind of skin contact it is, whether it oral, genital or trunk contact in term of general hugging. General hugging will likely be now, unless there is kissing involved. It can transmit herpes simplex, hpv from oral/skin contact. Genital area contact would add risk of hiv/hep b &c, gonorrhea, clamydia, syphilis, etc.

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