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A 19-year-old male asked:

my urine is yellow but i mostly drink water. why is this? can an std or hiv cause this?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Normal, not STD/HIV: Yellow urine is normal, with depth of color due mostly to fluid intake. Dark yellow, orange, or brown can indicate liver disease and orher problems. If otherwise healthy, you can make your urine lighter or darker by the amount of fluids you drink. HIV or STDs don't alter urine color. But since your topic tags show STDs are on your mind, see a doctor or clinic for exam and STD testing. Good luck!

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