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A 50-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get an std from someone who does not have an std?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No: No, you can't get infected with what is not there. But, how are you so sure that they didn't have one?
Dr. Edward Cherullo
Urology 24 years experience
No...: …you cannot catch a disease from someone who doesn't have the disease. There are people who are asymptomatic carriers of disease - meaning they have the disease but have no symptoms and my not know that they can transmit it, always have protected intercourse.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to recieve an STD from someone who is negative?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Not if it was an : An accurate culture, sometimes a male can have an std and the culture is a false negative but u have to get an std from someone who already has an std, so if you have an std and you only have one partner, you would have gotten it from him whether he was culture + or not.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can someone get a fungal STD on one's own?

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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
No: The t stands for transmitted meaning it has to be passed to someone. You can get a genital fungal infection all by yourself, though. Most over the counter topical fungals will clean the crud.
Pulaski, VA
A 24-year-old male asked:

Where should someone go to get tested for std?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Doctor's office: There are twelve common STDs. Your physician should be able to help with this.
Canada
A 31-year-old female asked:

Can you get a STD from living with someone who has one?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If you are : engaging in intimate contact that is possible.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How likely is someone to get an STD from fingering a girl?

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Dr. David Sherer
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Very low: Very unlikely, unless you had an open cut on your finger.

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