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Doctor insights on: Is It Possible To Get Eye Herpes Or Other Sexually Transmitted Disease From Getting Infected Semen In Your Eye

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Is it possible to get eye herpes or other sexually transmitted disease from getting infected semen in your eye?

Is it possible to get eye herpes or other sexually transmitted disease from getting infected semen in your eye?

Yes: Although to my knowledge that study has never been performed. It would seem likely that exposure of a mucous membrane such as the eye to infected semen could result in transmission of disease. ...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 one get infected by a sexually transmitted disease if one ingests bodily fluids from an infected person?

Can one get infected by a sexually transmitted disease if one ingests bodily fluids from an infected person?

Yes.... sort of: Oral sex is one way to pass std. Herpes, hpv and syphilis are passed by mouth to skin contact. Gonorrhea, chlamydia and HIV are examples of disease passed by fluids. Ingesting the fluid though is not the issue. The fluid coming into contact with the tissue of the mouth and throat are how infections occur. ...Read more

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Since I have a cold sore does that mean I have the sexually transmitted disease herpes?

Since I have a cold sore does that mean I have the sexually transmitted disease herpes?

Not necessarily: Cold sores are relatively common and can be acquired without sexual contact.Some kids have them from an early age.The strain of herpes differs to some extent, from that of genital disease.However, those who engage in oral sex with someone shedding the genital virus can acquire cold sores from that contact. ...Read more

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Is there anyway that your partner can not get an sexually transmitted infection if you where infected?

Is there anyway that your partner can not get an sexually transmitted infection if you where infected?

Infections and sex: It depends on where the std is, what it is and what the encounter with your partner entailed. I need more information. But, in general here is how i advise my patients. Be a good neighbor. If you have put someone at risk for an std tell them. These epidemics cause so much damage and treatment is vital to protect the health of those we care about. A good physician will be nonjudgmental and help. ...Read more

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It possible to get a sexually transmitted disease as a virgin?

It possible to get a sexually transmitted disease as a virgin?

Define virgin !: It seems that the youth want to redefine "virgin" to somehow allow a variety of partner sexual contact. To me any partner sex act excludes the label. In fact, any contact of an infected person's oral or genital secretions with the oral or genital regions of another can pass disease. ...Read more

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My doctor said trich is only a sexually transmitted disease and you can only get it by having sex with someone who has it is that true?

My doctor said trich is only a sexually transmitted disease and you can only get it by having sex with someone who has it is that true?

True: While the organisms can survive for a period of time in the environment there is no proven role for transmission in this manner. Bear in mind that the infection can be without symptoms in most men and up to 50% of women. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can you get trichinosis not by just sex? My obgyn said no its only a sexually transmitted disease but i read online you can get it on toilet seats

Can you get trichinosis not by just sex? My obgyn said no its only a sexually transmitted disease but i read online you can get it on toilet seats

Trichomoniasis: Theoretically it is possible to pick up trich from a toilet seat but this would be extremely improbable. The human genital tract is the only known habitat for this species. I agree with your OB. ...Read more

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Can i get sexually transmitted disease from oral sex?

Can i get sexually transmitted disease from oral sex?

Yes: All you need to get a std is genital contact and the germ. The germ can figure out what it wants to infect, and oral sex can end up passing some mean ones. ...Read more

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Can u still get sexually transmitted disease if u have had ur cervix removed?

Can u still get sexually transmitted disease if u have had ur cervix removed?

Certainly: All you need to get a STD is exposure to an infected person and tissue for the germs to invade. That includes your vagina, anus or oral cavity and surrounding skin structures, ...Read more

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Can my girlfriend or I get a sexually transmitted disease if we never had sex?

Can my girlfriend or I get a sexually transmitted disease if we never had sex?

Only herpes: In general, STDs can only be acquired from someone who acquired them sexually from someone else. The only exception is herpes: hsv-1 usually causes cold sores and can occur in people who've never had sex. But it can cause genital outbreaks, especially in someone who gets infected for the first time. So it's possible for a "virgin" with a cold sore to give genital herpes to someone else. ...Read more

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Can you get a sexually transmitted disease even if you practice monogamy?

Not uisually: But that means that your partner is also monogamous (something that is hard to guarantee - no pun intended), and that they did not bring an std into the relationship from prior activities. ...Read more

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My first sexual partner was a virgin and so was I and we were both clean. Can I still get a sexually transmitted disease?

My first sexual partner was a virgin and so was I and we were both clean. Can I still get a sexually transmitted disease?

Depends: This depends on how honest they are,how you/they define virgin & sexually transmitted disease. There are infections that can pass sexually that are not considered front line STI's, like hepatitis,flu, mono. There are partner sexual acts that many don't consider "sex".A given male hot on the trail of some sexual conquest may say anything to get the "prize". ...Read more

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Can you get a sexually transmitted disease from sharing utensils?

Can you get a sexually transmitted disease from sharing utensils?

STD: Std spreads due to body fluid transmission and unlikely to spread sharing clean utensils. ...Read more

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What are the ways that people get a sexually transmitted disease/infection?

What are the ways that people get a sexually transmitted disease/infection?

Sexual contact: Depends on the infection - but often through oral, anal or vaginal sex. ...Read more

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Is molliscusm contagiosm a sexually transmitted infection? Is it forever? Or does it come and go like herpes?

Is molliscusm contagiosm a sexually transmitted infection? Is it forever? Or does it come and go like herpes?

Yes, no, and no: MC is mostly a childhood infection, transmitted by saliva in toddlers, mostly on the face. Cases in young adults usually are in the genital area, groin, etc and are sexually acquired from infected partners. MC is a harmless inconvenience with no serious complications. It clears in a few months and rarely recurs. Treatment can speed healing; see a doctor, preferably dermatologist or STD specialist. ...Read more

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How do you no you a a sexually transmitted disease and how many days after the encounter do you start burning?

Depends: On the disease you acquired and where. The most important thing to do is, if you think you have been exposed to stds, go and see an expert and get tested. Most community health centers will have anonymous testing facilities available. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it plausible that bed bugs could spread sexually transmitted disease's since it feasts on human blood?

Is it plausible that bed bugs could spread sexually transmitted disease's since it feasts on human blood?

Plausible not likely: No recorded cases that i know of. Not for bed bugs or kissing bugs. Mosquitoes can transfer malaria from one human to another but i know of no cases of hiv/aids transmitted by this vector. That should be reassuring because both malaria & HIV are endemic to the same areas of tropical africa. Anyone else have information on this terrorfying scenario? ...Read more

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If sexually transmitted disease has not been notied for months could it cause vibrating like pain from urinary tract towards Perineum?

If sexually transmitted disease has not been notied for months could it cause vibrating like pain from urinary tract towards Perineum?

Possibly: There are many potential causes of pain in the genital area. Best to see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Does full blood test pick up sexually transmitted disease's? Or what ones does it pick up?

Does full blood test pick up sexually transmitted disease's? Or what ones does it pick up?

Several: There are thousands of different blood tests & sexually transmitted include hiv, hepatitis b, syphilis, & hepatitis b (i think). Gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas, chancroid, lymphogranulosis venereum, herpes, hpv, candida, and molluscum contagiosum, etc. Are detected by cultures of genital tissues. This might not be all inclusive or exact, but you get idea. Crabs are directly visualize. ...Read more

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I have used estirol creme.. I have been told today I have a vaginal ulcer. I do not have any sexually transmitted disease. What could this be?

I have used estirol creme.. I have been told today I have a vaginal ulcer. I do not have any sexually transmitted disease. What could this be?

Unsure: An ulcer in the vagina could be caused by a number of things including a bacterial infection, fungal infection, viral infection, cancer, or some type of autoimmune disorder. It may take cultures and / or a biopsy to come to a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is ic a sexually transmitted disease/infection (std/sti)? 

Is ic a sexually transmitted disease/infection (std/sti)? 

No: Interstitial cystitis is an inflammatory condition wherein the bladder is deficient in a 'slime layer' that protects the lining from irritating substances in the urine. Almost like a 'diaper rash' on the inside. It can be managed and treated with dietary changes, oral medications and sometimes infusions of medicine into the bladder. ...Read more

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Help please! is bacterial infection like staphylococcus a sexually transmitted disease?

Help please! is bacterial infection like staphylococcus a sexually transmitted disease?

No: Even though an infection could be transmitted during the act of sex does not mean that it falls into the category of sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


Semen (Definition)

Semen is the white, viscous substance that forms the male ejaculate. Semen contains sperm, fructose (nutrition for the sperm), and ...Read more