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Facts about Std

One reason STDs spread is because people think they can only be infected if they have sexual intercourse. That's wrong. A person can get some STDs, like herpes or genital warts, through skin-to-skin contact with an infected area or sore. Another myth about STDs is that you can't get them if you have oral or anal sex.

STDs include just about every kind of infection. Bacterial STDs include chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Viral STDs include HIV, genital herpes, genital warts (HPV), and hepatitis B. Trichomoniasis is caused by a parasite. The germs that cause STDs hide in semen, blood, vaginal secretions, and sometimes saliva.Feb 3, 2017

Yes, you can catch herpes just from kissing someone on the mouth. And while experts believe the risk of catching HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) from kissing is low, someone who has a cut or sore in the mouth has a chance of infection during open-mouthed kissing.

A couple can't create an STD from nothing. But just because someone says they're a virgin doesn't necessarily mean they don't have an STD. STDs are not only passed through genital-to-genital contact. ... Condoms are the only way to protect yourself from STDs when you have vaginal or anal sex.Dec 30, 2014

Some of the Possible Consequences of Untreated STDs. If left untreated, normally curable diseases such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and bacterial vaginosis can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease in women and infertility in both women and men.Sep 29, 2017

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