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Can there be any possible way to have contracted an STD without contracting it sexually?

Can there be any possible way to have contracted an STD without contracting it sexually?

Possibly: It depends on the infection. Some infections could be transmitted to a baby going through the birth canal, maybe during breast feeding or some might be passed during exchanges of blood. ...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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Is it possible to contract an STD from masturbating?

Is it possible to contract an STD from masturbating?

No: Stds are caught by direct contact of genitalia, mouth or rectum with genitalia, mouth or rectum of an infected person. Thus unly what to get std from masturbation is if masturbators genitalia are in contact with or inside an orifice of someone infected with std. ...Read more

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Can someone contract an std from sucking breasts/nipples?

Can someone contract an std from sucking breasts/nipples?

Certainly!: There are several STD's that can be transmitted by breast suckling from external skin lesions like warts(HPV) and herpes. "Know thy sex partner and to thy partner be true". If you don't know that partner well enough to share bodily fluids, then think with the head on your shoulders rather than the "other one" below the belt. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to contract a STD without an outbreak?

Is it possible for you to contract a STD without an outbreak?

Yes: You could have a sexually transmitted disease which is "silent" which means that there are no obvious symptoms. You could also catch an std from someone who doesn't have an apparent outbreak - such as herpes simplex. ...Read more

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Can you contract an STD from pubic lice carrier?

Can you contract an STD from pubic lice carrier?

Yes: Pubic lice is contagious and is an std. So you can even get pubic lice when you use a condom. Be careful:-). ...Read more

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Can you get an STD or STI from public bathrooms ?

Can you get an STD or STI from public bathrooms ?

Highly unlikely: My invariable response to this question or similar ones is that it is a strange place in which to be having sex. Anything is 'possible', but likely is another issue. ...Read more

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Is it possible to know which partner transmitted an std?

Is it possible to know which partner transmitted an std?

Difficult: This is very difficult unless the partner also has the std and they have been tested or are willing to test. And even this is not always certain. Partners can be silent carriers of std's. Truthfullness and promiscuity do not always go hand in hand! ...Read more

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How likely is it to contract an STD from receiving fellatio unprotected?

How likely is it to contract an STD from receiving fellatio unprotected?

Depends: There are some stds that are readily transmitted via saliva, especially if you have any small openings of your tissue (e.g. Shaving abrasions, nicks, scrapes, or beard abrasions). Under these circumstances it becomes easier to transmit any disease that is communicable. Lastly, the giver of the fellatio must have a disease that is transmittable. Under these circumstances, it is quite possible. ...Read more

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What ways can you contract hiv?

What ways can you contract hiv?

See below: Hiv is transmitted via blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk and any other body fluid containing blood. Unprotected sex is a risk factor. Anal sex is riskier than vaginal sex which is riskier than oral sex. Sharing needles and "works" can transmit hiv. Mother to child transmission can occur during pregnancy, birth, or breast-feeding. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract HIV from an uninfected person?

No.: A person who does not have HIV (an HIV unifected person) cannot give / spread HIV to someone else. Hiv is a viral infection. It is not "made/conceived" by people. It is spread from person to person by sharing needles or body fluids in sexual acts. An uninfected person cannot give HIV to others. ...Read more

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Can you get an STD from eating out?

Can you get an STD from eating out?

Yes: Like at applebee's? No seriously, i believe you meant oral sex... The answer is yes! oral sex can transmit or acquire some stds. Gonorrhea can cause a throat infection and herpes is easy to transmit to the face and mouth as well. Others, like HIV are highly unlikely. Hpv, or the virus that causes genital warts causes 70% of all head and neck cancers and is spread though oral to genital contact. ...Read more

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Please describe the ways you can contract genital herpes?

Skin to Skin Contact: Genital herpes simplex 2 is contracted by direct sexual contact (skin to skin) with someone who has previously been infected with genital herpes. They do not need to have visible lesions but can infect even when asymptomatic. Oral-genital contact can cause genital herpes due to hsv 1 spread from a contact that has had cold sores. Again asymptomatic shedding can cause spread with no visible sores. ...Read more

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Is it possible to give yourself an STD from saliva lubrication during masturbation?

Is it possible to  give yourself an STD from saliva lubrication during masturbation?

Doubtful: That could only occur if you already had an infection in your oral cavity due to one of the many organisms that can be sexually transmitted, and even then, saliva is inhibitory to many microorganisms. You should be fine. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract genital warts without sexual contact?

Is it possible to contract genital warts without sexual contact?

Yes: It is a wart and it caused by a virus. Touching there with the virus on your hand could spread it there. ...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