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A 20-year-old female asked:

i know staphylococcus is not a std, but can you get it through sex if i tested negative for it at obgyn test, and have already been sexually active.

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Staph is not an STD: But if u come in contact with someone who has a staph infection anywhere on their skin and they touch you with that area, u can get staph from them, but like u said you can be tested for it so if u are neg u should not have it.

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