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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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Can you get a STD from kissing?

Can you get a STD from kissing?

Yes, but...: There are some stds that could be transmitted that way if you were kissing someone with an oral std, but this is not a common way for them to be spread. ...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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Can you get an STD from being fingered?

Can you get an STD from being fingered?

Yes: Herpetic Whitlow (Herpes on the fingers) is contagious and can be transmitted directly. If you have reason to believe that you have been infected you should see a physician diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can you catch an STD by simply touching semen?

Can you catch an STD by simply touching semen?

Highly unlikely: Stds transmitted two ways: first, fluid borne stds (hiv, chlamydia, gc, hep b) passed from one to another when infected bodily fluid (blood, semen, cervical/vaginal secretions) comes in contact with an uninflected person's mucous membranes (lining of the vagina, rectum, urethra, mouth, or throat). Second, transmission through contact with infected skin lesion (herpes, hpv) touching semen only: no. ...Read more

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Can you get chlamedya by doing oral sex?

Can you get chlamedya by doing oral sex?

CHLAMIDIA ORAL SEX: Yes you can get chlamidia by oral sex and both partners need to be treated otherwise you will keep getting it again and again. ...Read more

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Can you get a STI by a dog licking you out?

Can you get a STI by a dog licking you out?

Zoophilia: If i was able to contact the spca i would. You need to see a mental health provider who deals with zoophilia ; other perversions. You should not own or have access to a dog if you are going to behave this way. ...Read more

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Can you get hpv by not being sexually active. can you get it by handshaking and casual contacts?

Can you get hpv by not being sexually active. can you get it by handshaking and casual contacts?

Not really: There are dozens of strains of HPV, but the ones associated with genital warts or cancer are not passed that way.They appear to require direct contact from one infected surface to another to transfer and do so to specific recipient tissues, not the rough and thick skin of the hand. ...Read more

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Can you be born with a STI (sexually transmitted infection) or just get them without sexual contact?

Can you be born with a STI (sexually transmitted infection) or just get them without sexual contact?

Some are passed down: There are a variety of std's that can infect a fetus & cause significant & devastating problems for a newborn. Syphilis can cause miscarriage, blood poisoning.Meningitis & major organ damage.Gonorrhea can cause blindness & joint infections.Chlamydia can cause eye problems & pneumonia.There are many others. If mama is infected she can give it to baby & the effect is determined by the disease. ...Read more

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Can you get influenza by kissing?

Can you get influenza by kissing?

Yes, Influenza can: Be transmitted via kissing. The flu virus is dispersed as droplets in the air when a person talks, sings, coughs or sneezes. You can than inhale those droplets ; become infected. Or the droplets may contaminate an item which you touch. If you then go on to touch your eyes, mouth or nose you can become infected. ...Read more

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Can you get STDs by oral sex?

Can you get STDs by oral sex?

Yes: Contrary to what many believe stds can be passed from oral sex. Some diseases (herpes, hpv, syphilis) are passed from contact with infected skin. Others are passed through body fluids (gonorrhea, chlamydia). ...Read more

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Can you get an std randomly?

Can you get an std randomly?

It needs to: be transmitted from an infected source. Usually through sexual contact, as the name implies. It does not arise spontaneously. To get infected, you have to have exposure to the pathogen in a setting that facilitates transmission.. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections can be viral, bacterial or caused by protozoa. They are ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

A sexually transmitted disease is an infection which is ...Read more