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A 23-year-old member asked:

Can i prevent infection with an std after unprotected sex?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No: Once infection has occurred (i.e. Once sex has occurred), you cannot uninfect yourself. Protect yourself before and during sex, not after.
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Can't prevent: After the fact...Hopefully you come out unscathed and use better judgement next time.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

How can I prevent an STD after I have unprotected sex?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Too late: After sex, is exactly the wrong time to think about pretection from getting an std. The only sure way to not get an std is to not have sex. That includes oral and anal sex which also have risks. Use protection always and have sex with limited partners and have each get tested often to know their status.

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Last updated Apr 1, 2019

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