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Can I get an STD by being coughed on by a infected person?

Can I get an STD by being coughed on by a infected person?

No: Sexually transmitted diseases are transmitted by sexual activity. You would not get these diseases by being coughed on by an infected person. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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If a person is infected with STD, will the other sex partner get STD immediately?

If a person is infected with STD,  will the other sex partner get STD immediately?

STD: It depends on what STD it is and if the partner has the STD actively and what type of sexual relation occurs. It may not be passed every time. For instance if one partner has Herpes and has no active lesions it may not be passed. If one finds out a sexual partner has a STD it is always best to be tested or treated. ...Read more

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Can you get a STD if you have sex with a infected person once ? And sure that no semen was inside you ? But the sex was unprotected only once

Can you get a STD if you have sex with a infected person once ? And sure that no semen was inside you ? But the sex was unprotected only once

Yes possible: Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) includes a variety of infectious agents that can be passed on from an infected person via various exposure routes. Most of the time, people do not know that they are infected until they are tested or start showing symptoms of disease. The visible opening of the penis is a mucous membrane and can harbor transmissible STD. If he is known to have a STD, get tested ...Read more

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I got a unprotected sex with my gf twice, im scared that, will i get a std, this is the first time for both of us, will i be infected with a std?

I got a unprotected sex with my gf twice, im scared that, will i get a std, this is the first time for both of us, will i be infected with a std?

Confusing question: You say it is the first time for both of you.If so, neither of you would have or pass a std to the other. If you both had previous contacts, and this is the first time you have been together, unprotected sex could pass anything either of you picked up in the past. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get STDs from infected blood transfusion?

Is it possible to get STDs from infected blood transfusion?

Yes: All blood donated for transfusion is carefully screened for hiv, syphilis, and hepatitis b and c but it is still possible for someone to have a very early infection and the tests are negative, but the blood has virus in it. Modern tests for HIV turn positive about 12 days after exposure. You cannot get gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes or hpv from a blood transfusion. ...Read more

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Even if you have std, and as long as you get a C-section the baby will be normal and healthy right? The baby won't be infected with anything.

Even if you have std, and as long as you get a C-section the baby will be normal and healthy right? The baby won't be infected with anything.

Depends on the STD: Syphilis, hepatitis, aids and many other afflictions that can be passed sexually can cause miscarriage, disease or permanent damage.Transfer of some std's can be avoided with treatment or form of delivery.It is best to avoid them & share any concerns about exposure with your treatment team. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more