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A 28-year-old member asked:

Can you get ureaplasma or mycoplasma genitalium from urine? (golden shower)

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
No risk, no worry: You keep asking about urine exposure and STDs. First, Ureaplasma and most types of Mycoplasma are normal bacteria in the genital tract, not STDs; they cause no symptoms or harm. They probably are not transmitted by urine. Urine inhibits most STD bacteria and viruses, and urine rarely transmits any STD. This is your third question about it. Let's make it your last, OK?
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Last updated Apr 6, 2020

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