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Vaginal fluid touched lip, does the skin on lips protect against std?

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Dr. Mike Siroky
Urology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

skin does not protect against STD.
You can also get STD from the lesions themselves such as herpes.

In brief: No

skin does not protect against STD.
You can also get STD from the lesions themselves such as herpes.
Dr. Mike Siroky
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes & no

The skin does provide some barrier against infections but the skin can be broken so vaginal fluid which contains an infection like HIV can penetrate through.
Furthermore, vaginal fluid could have gone inside the mouth where it is easier to become infected. The risk of transmission is low however. If you are concerned, get tested.

In brief: Yes & no

The skin does provide some barrier against infections but the skin can be broken so vaginal fluid which contains an infection like HIV can penetrate through.
Furthermore, vaginal fluid could have gone inside the mouth where it is easier to become infected. The risk of transmission is low however. If you are concerned, get tested.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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