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Can one get infected by a sexually transmitted disease if one ingests bodily fluids from an infected person?
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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