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I am always safe, can I still catch syphilis?

I am always safe, can I still catch syphilis?

Safe is relative: Condoms and inspecting your partners stuff does not equate to being safe enough to prevent syphillus. For that disease you are truely exposed to every partner your partner has had sex with. Only avoiding contact with an infected partner prevents transmission. The best setting is only sharing sex with one partner who has never shared it before. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Can people catch syphilis from toilets?

Can people catch syphilis from toilets?

It is possible: but not very comfortable. It is a sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more

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I got a negative rpr test 3 weeks after exposure. Am i safe with syphilis?

I got a negative rpr test 3 weeks after exposure. Am i safe with syphilis?

Probably: Repeat it at eight weeks. It's not a bad idea for a guy with a social life to get checked for HIV and syphilis yearly. If the syphilis test turns up positive, there's plenty of time before any damage can be done. ...Read more

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Is there other ways to catch syphilis without having sex?

Is there other ways to catch syphilis without having sex?

Define sex?: An infant may acquire the disease from its mother during pregnancy. Someone with direct contact to infected syphillus sores in whatever context can acquire the disease. It is not spread in the air like a flu. ...Read more

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If you have a cut on your lip, can you catch HIV or syphilis if u share a cigarette with someone?

If you have a cut on your lip, can you catch HIV or syphilis if u share a cigarette with someone?

Possible but: Unlikely. You could get the infection if the person you are sharing cigarette with is infected, has enough agent in the saliva or has cuts on his/her lips and the cigarette is contaminated. There would have to be sufficient inoculum to get into the cuts on your lips. I can say for sure that smoking is bad for you and you should quit while you are ahead. ...Read more

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How common is getting syphilis through oral sex? And what other STD are passed on through oral sex? is it common to catch STD through oral sex?

How common is getting syphilis through oral sex? And what other STD are passed on through oral sex? is it common to catch STD through oral sex?

Any STD can be: transmitted through oral sex, including syphilis, if the other person is infected (which they may not know). Gonorrhea, chlamydia and HPV(human papilloma virus) are more common than syphilis these days and can be transmitted this way, This is why use of condoms for oral sex, as well as anal or vaginal sex is so important. ...Read more

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If you have a cut on your lip, but its not bleeding, can u catch syphilis or HIV if you share a cigarette with a stranger?!

If you have a cut on your lip, but its not bleeding, can u catch syphilis or HIV if you share a cigarette with a stranger?!

No you can not but: Sharing a cigarette will not make you catch syphilis or HIV from a stranger.If you do have a fear of catching diseases by sharing cigarettes, just do not share cigarettes or anything else with a stranger. ...Read more

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Can i catch a std's such as syphilis, HSV or HPV by wearing someone's else dry bathing suit over my underwear?

Can i catch a std's such as syphilis, HSV or HPV by wearing someone's else dry bathing suit over my underwear?

No risk: No -- there is no chance of acquiring an STD. It wouldn't be a risk even if the bathing suit were set and you weren't wearing underwear. They call them STDs for a reason: they are not transmitted without sex! ...Read more

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