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Can stds be transmitted through saliva or through urine?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Yes all STDs be transmitted through saliva or through direct contact with urinary tract opening like urethra male and female.I am not sure how else you would be in contact with urine other than oral / genital or genital to genital contact. Condom use and monogamous relationships help alot to decrease std transmission
Dr. Erin Robertson
General Practice 20 years experience
I think the chance of spreading HIV saliva-to-saliva presuming no oral mucosa/gingival disease is still generally considered close to nil...that said, STDs tend to travel together - mutual benefit. An active herpes lesion is an open door for HIV, for example.
Dec 8, 2014
Dr. Erin Robertson
General Practice 20 years experience
Yes, some can: For example, if a man has a GC/CT/trich urethritis, the germs are going to be delivered through the urethra by both urine and ejaculate. Hepatitis and herpes have been present in saliva as well. Chances of co-infection increase with breaks in oral or vaginal mucosa.

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