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Is it possible to get penile bacterial infection from someone who has a vulvar infection iif using condom?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: What type?

Bacterial infections of the external surface of the penis are quite unusual.
Except for syphilis and hemophilus ducreyii (soft-chancre) we seldom see these. On the other hand, if the condom breaks and there are abrasions to the skin of the penis, anything is possible. An intact condom should provide excellent protection and if infection occurs, suspect another source.

In brief: What type?

Bacterial infections of the external surface of the penis are quite unusual.
Except for syphilis and hemophilus ducreyii (soft-chancre) we seldom see these. On the other hand, if the condom breaks and there are abrasions to the skin of the penis, anything is possible. An intact condom should provide excellent protection and if infection occurs, suspect another source.
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