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A 23-year-old male asked:

How much chance there is to get std, when having sex with a stranger?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Difficult to say: Unfortunately there is limited data to suggest exactly what the odds are of you contracting an STD when having sex with a stranger. But you can decrease your chances by best practicing safe sex, including condom(male/female) and/or dental dams etc to prevent direct skin to skin, skin to mucous membran or mucous membrane to mucous membrane contact. You can still readily get a STD from a friend ..
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
STD risk: Huge. It is very risky to have unprotected sex with anyone you are not certain about. Besides HIV, you need to be concerned about herpes, and several others.
Last updated Jun 28, 2014

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