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Can two faithful people start up an std? It has to start somewhere right?

Can two faithful people start up an std? It has to start somewhere right?

STI: Sexually transmitted illnesses require intimate contact to be transmitted. That said, particularly in males, these infections can be completely without symptoms for long periods of time- long enough for 1 relationship to end & another begin. Regular screening, especially when starting a new relationship, is always a good idea. ...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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What are the chances of two virgins getting a std?

What are the chances of two virgins getting a std?

Very low, unless...: Two virgins, if they have had no sexual contact at all, have a very low chance of carrying stds. However, there are 2 reasons not to count one this. 1) virginity is a subjective state (some "virgins" have had anal and/or oral sex). 2) some stds can be transmitted via blood or mucosal membranes as well, so virginity is not a guarantee of being disease-free. ...Read more

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If I get tested for STDs two and a half months after sex, do I still need to test a second time?

If I get tested for STDs two and a half months after sex, do I still need to test a second time?

STD testing: If you test negative for STDs, you only need to be tested if there has been another exposure or you have symptoms which concern you. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be in a relationship with my partner for a year and two months where both of us are being faithful and then they come up with a std?

Is it possible to be in a relationship with my partner for a year and two months where both of us are being faithful and then they come up with a std?

Please Clarify: Usually no. But, there are some instances we can discuss if i know more of the specifics. Which std are you talking about? There are twelve common stds. ...Read more

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Can unprotected sex between two virgins cause stds?

Can unprotected sex between two virgins cause stds?

No : By definition, stds are sexually transmitted diseases. By definition, virgins have not had sex yet. Assuming neither virgin got an std from rape or from birth, then neither virgin has any std to pass to the other virgin. ...Read more

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How could an STD spread between two people who have both tested negative for any stds?

Depends: Depends on what the std is. Any unprotect sex can place you at risk of transmitting yeast, bacteria, viruses.....Also laboratory testing is not 100% just because you test negative doesn't always mean you are negative. There are false negative tests, where the testing says you are negative but you are not. Or you may not have enough of the std in your system for a test to detect it. ...Read more

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Two 100% virgins have oral sex. How likely is it that they could pass an STD to each other?

Two 100% virgins have oral sex. How likely is it that they could pass an STD to each other?

Very low, unless...: Two virgins, if they have had no sexual contact at all, have a very low chance of carrying stds. However, there are 2 reasons not to count one this. 1) virginity is a subjective state (some "virgins" have had anal and/or oral sex). 2) some stds can be transmitted via blood or mucosal membranes as well, so virginity is not a guarantee of being disease-free. ...Read more

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What conditions aside from STDs might mimic BV? I have the symptoms but have had two negative test results in last six months!

What conditions aside from STDs might mimic BV? I have the symptoms but have had two negative test results in last six months!

Yeast infection: At your age, hormonal changes will be low on my list. Yeast infection (candidiasis-fungal infection) can give symptoms that mimic bacterial vaginosis. UTI may also give lower abdominal and vaginal symptoms. What are the "symptoms" you experience? Discharge, odor, bleeding, pain??? ...Read more

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Two negative STD tests within a month. Textbook herpes visually:symptoms but negative test. Help! What could it be what do I do?

Two negative STD tests within a month. Textbook herpes visually:symptoms but negative test. Help! What could it be what do I do?

Herpes simplex: Am assuming you are concerned about genital herpes. You don't say what test was negative, but generally this is easily diagnosed clinically without the need for laboratory confirmation. If it continues it can be treated effectively. See your PCP or GYN. Good luck. ...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