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A 20-year-old male asked:

Can you get an sexually transmitted disease from leftover semen or blood on bed sheets? what about on a bath towel?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Very unlikely: If you supply the details you can get a more specific answer.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
No risk, no worry: Certain infections are called sexually transmitted for good reason: that's how they are passed. They are never transmitted through contaminated bedding, towels, or clothing. Only by sex.
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