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Doctor insights on: Can I Get An Std By Sharing A Cigarette

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How many days should I wait after possible exposure to get tested for most common stds?

How many days should I wait after possible exposure to get tested for most common stds?

STD screening: Screening guidelines for stds recommend that sexually active men and women should be offered routine screening for hiv. Serologic testing for hepatitis b should also be done. Women with a history of unprotected sex/multiple partners should be screened yearly for gc and chlamydia. Men for chlamydia. The window period for detection of HIV antibodies is 6 wks-6 mos. After exposure. ...Read more

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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Can I get an STD by sharing a cigarette?

Can I get an STD by sharing a cigarette?

NO: Generally speaking, no.
But if the person you share cigarette has cold blisters on his/her lips or anywhere in the mouth, (herpes infection (type1), you can get herpes from the person. ...Read more

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If one is prone to cheek/lip biting, what is the possibility of contracting an std (herpes, hpv) through sharing a cigarette with an infected person?

If one is prone to cheek/lip biting, what is the possibility of contracting an std (herpes, hpv) through sharing a cigarette with an infected person?

Zero risk: Nobody ever catches any STDs by sharing cigarettes or other oral exposures. Even kissing is no risk, except for oral herpes due to HSV1 (which isn't considered an STD) -- and even this is uncommon. Sores in your mouth make no difference at all. They call them "sexually transmitted" for good reason. Choose partners wisely and have safe sex -- that's all you need to do to avoid all STDs! ...Read more

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Can I get an std from sharing drinks with someone who had blood in their mouth or has given oral sex?

Can I get an std from sharing drinks with someone who had blood in their mouth or has given oral sex?

Here are some...: People contract infection at exposing to causative bacteria if the natural barrier - skin &/ or mucosa is broken. Active bleeding indicated such breaking and oral sex may induce invisible micro-injury, leading to contracting infection, but not necessarily developing disease depending on personal humoral immunity. Exampes: HPV, chlamydia, etc. More? Ask doc timely. ...Read more

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Can you get stds from sharing soaps?

Can you get stds from sharing soaps?

No, but...: No is the real-life answer. That's because although there's a finite theoretical risk everywhere on Earth... we in real-life don't worry about catching sexually transmitted diseases from soap, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, etc. To be safest in public bathrooms, one can rinse off after touching soap dispensers or faucet handles, dry hands with a paper towel, grab the door handle with the towel. ...Read more

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Can you get STD by sharing a towel ?

Can you get STD by sharing a towel
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No: It would be very unlikely to get an std from sharing a towel, although some bacteria and viruses can live on objects for at least a short time. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get stds from sharing a drink with a person who had given oral sex in the past?

Is it possible to get stds from sharing a drink with a person who had given oral sex in the past?

No: STD's are transmitted from one warm, moist place directly to another warm moist place anatomically. ...Read more

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Can I get STDs from sharing fries with hands with someone who has STDs?

Can I get STDs from sharing fries with hands with someone who has STDs?

No, but...: No is the real-life answer. That's because although there's a finite theoretical risk everywhere on Earth... we in real-life don't worry about catching sexually transmitted diseases from French fries, hash browns, baked potatoes, or other similar foods. It's actually good to share fries because one order of fries is usually too much (too much unhealthy food) for a single person to eat at one time. ...Read more

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Can you get an STD from sharing a bath towel that hasnt been used in a week?

Can you get an STD from sharing a bath towel that hasnt been used in a week?

No risk, no worries: They call certain infections sexually transmitted for a reason: you don't get them without sex. STDs are not just infections that involve the genitals. The bacteria and virues that cause them evolved to require sex for tranmission. They are not transmitted by towels, toilets, etc. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a STD from sharing a bathing suit when either 2 girls have any stds?

Is it possible to get a STD from sharing a bathing suit when either 2 girls have any stds?

Ick!!: If you wash the garment appropriately you should not worry about acquiring anything. But just the thought of lice, wart virus, scabies, worms to name a few really turns the old ick factor way up. ...Read more

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What happens if I'm getting a blood test for STDs can they tell if I smoke cigarettes?

What happens if I'm getting a blood test for STDs can they tell if I smoke cigarettes?

Maybe,maybe not: They will not find it in the test.However, most smokers will have a lingering tobacco smell that is an easy pickup in close quarters. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract aids, hiv, or STDs from smoking already used cigarettes off the street?

Is it possible to contract aids, hiv, or STDs from smoking already used cigarettes off the street?

Low risk, but the: Practice of smoking discarded butts is a very bad idea. You are exposing yourself to many infections, e.g., herpes, infectious mono, helicobacter, hpv and HIV etc. Not to mention the health risks of tobacco. Stop using tobacco in any form. See this site for HIV information.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/qa/transmission.htm. ...Read more

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Can STDs be transmitted through sharing underwear?

Can STDs be transmitted through sharing underwear?

No : Stds are passed by having sex whether its oral, vaginal or anal sex. They are not passed by clothing or casual contact. Why are you wearing someone's underwear though? ...Read more

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Can STDs be spread from sharing eating utensils with people while eating?

Seems unlikely: I've suggested that gonorrhea (like other diseases) might be transmitted from an adult to a child in a hot tub -- gonorrhea and chlamydia can infect the eye in an unhalogenated swimming pool -- and it seems remotely possible that gonorrhea might travel on a fork. It would be hard to prove that this was all that happened, and nobody's going to conduct a formal experiment. Wonder why you ask. ...Read more

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Can herpes or any STDs spread by sharing a pipe? Smoked a bowl of weed with some kid then found out he had herpes. Should i be nervous?

Can herpes or any STDs spread by sharing a pipe? Smoked a bowl of weed with some kid then found out he had herpes. Should i be nervous?

Depends: Depends on whether, to some extent, it is herpesvirus i or 2. Genital herpes and oral herpes are generally different strains of the virus, although there is a little bit of overlap.
If he has genital herpes and you shared a pipe, the odds are pretty low that you could acquire the same virus. If he has oral herpes, however, it is pretty catchy. There are meds, talk to your doc. Other std unlikely. ...Read more

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Could I have STD from sharing lipstick?

Could I have STD from sharing lipstick?

Herpes simplex: There is a possibility of passing the herpes virus (Herpes simplex, aka cold sores, fever blisters...) via sharing of cosmetics (lipstick, lip balm, etc.). ...Read more

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Can herpes or any other STD spread by sharing a pipe? I smoked a bowl of weed with a kid and found out after he had herpes. Should i be concerned?

Can herpes or any other STD spread by sharing a pipe? I smoked a bowl of weed with a kid and found out after he had herpes. Should i be concerned?

Swapping saliva?: Any activity that can involve the exchange of saliva can potentially spread an std. Conditions have to be "right, " though. For example, the one person would have to have a lesion which is shedding the herpes virus, and the other person would have to have a portal of entry for the virus. I'm guessing your risk here is low, but couldn't say with certainty. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you catch a STD from sharing clothes?

How do you catch a STD from sharing clothes?

Difficult: Pubic lice can be spread by clothing or bedding. O/w unless you put on underwear or bathing suit when it is moist right after someone with infection wore it, then close to impossible. ...Read more

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Can someone contract herpes from a person with the STD sharing drinks or from a simple peck on the lips?

HSV 1 transmission: More than 90% of people worldwide are hsv1 seropositive by age 40. Transmission occurs through contact with a lesion or oral secretions (less so genital) at any one time .65-15% of adults may be excreting hsv1 but moreso if ther person has an active lesion (blister). It can be passed kissing (even a peck!), sharing eating utensils, glasses & with athletes, especially football players/wrestlers. ...Read more

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Hello sir. I am 16 and I share towell withma mom. Mymom Dont have any STD or anything. But will I am going to infect with STD just by sharing towell?

Not if your mom does: not have it. Your mother cannot transmit an infection to you, if she does not have it. And it you were going to get it, you would have caught it by now. However, it would be good idea to have separate towels. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. ...Read more

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Sharing a belly ring with a person infected with STD but no blood or fluid and both healed. Still risky ?

Sharing a belly ring with a person infected with STD but no blood or fluid and both healed. Still risky ?

Wouldn't do it!: A belly ring is probably able to be sterilized by boiling. If there are plastic parts, jewels, cracks and crannies and crevices, then you could have a problem. Boiling, pressuring and other methods could probably be used to sterilize the ring, but why take the chance. Invading the integrity of theskin of the body should be done carefully, maturely, and for good reason. ...Read more

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Can genital herpes or any STD be spread through sharing soap or a bottle of body wash? What about towels?

Can genital herpes or any STD be spread through sharing soap or a bottle of body wash? What about towels?

Unlikely method: Hpv virus need body to body contact , unlikely to survive on soap , and body wash bottle , using wet towel immediately may be. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have an STD without doing anything but sharing a sex toy with someone that i know doesn't have an std? I have a red rash on the part of my bottom that is close to the lady area and it looks like ingrown hairs. I just shaved down ther

Is it possible that I have an STD without doing anything but sharing a sex toy with someone that i know doesn't have an std? I have a red rash on the part of my bottom that is close to the lady area and it looks like ingrown hairs. I just shaved down ther

STDs with toys?: If you are 100% certain the toy was cleaned appropriately and your friend is clean and you're not involved with anyone else, then you cannot get an std and your rash is more likely related to your shaving. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

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