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A 20-year-old female asked:

Can u get stds from food ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Can't think of any: Of the main diseases people consider as STD's I can think of none that could pass through consuming food. Many of these germs are quite fragile outside the moist environment of the mouth or genitals and die quickly when exposed to air. Others require skin to skin contact to transfer. I wouldn't worry about it.

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Last updated Sep 20, 2018

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