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Which is the average infection rate of STDs via oral sex?

I recently opened this question in biology.stackexchange.com and from comments it looks like it's better posted in this community (which I agree) so I'm posting it here again: I'd like to know an ...
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How does immunity against HPV work?

Premises: The HPV vaccine(s) protect against infection with several HPV strains (the number depending on the exact vaccine), but don't cure existing infections. HPV is not a blood-borne disease, i.e. ...
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Risk of transmitting HSV1 on mouth to someone else during oral sex

I asked this question before and it was incorrectly tagged as duplicate of this. Now I will explain why this is not a duplicate. There is also this question, but also that one doesn't contain correct ...
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What makes it hard to develop vaccines for Syphilis and Gonorrhea?

Hope my question is more specific than Why are some viruses harder to make vaccines for? Both Syphilis and Gonorrhea are caused by bacterial infection, rather than virus like HIV or COVID, which ...
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What percentage of USA have a 'dangerous' STI

After a quick google search I found that 1 out of 5 people in the USA are estimated to have an STD, which seems like allot! However, the vast majority of those are HPV, and if vaccinated I don't think ...
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What's the difference between oral and genital herpes?

I was wasting time on TikTok, and I saw this video making awareness and trying to end stigma against herpes, and I got the idea from it that oral herpes was of the exact same type as the genital ...
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Why is Candida Albicans not regarded as an STI if it can be passed back and forth during intercourse?

From sources such as here the consensus seems to be that Candida Albicans is not an STI, but can be "passed back and forth" if engaging in intercourse with the same partner. So, why would ...
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What is the definition of STI? (formely STD) [duplicate]

We know that for laymen, an STI (sexually transmitted infection) is something that can spread via sexual activities. However, there are some infections that can spread sexually but is not considered ...
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How do STIs and STDs physically enter the body?

Nurses and health practitioners will tell you to wear a condom to prevent contracting an STD/STI, and will supplement this with "diseases and infections can be transmitted through bodily fluids which ...
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How does someone get an STI if it has to be transmitted in the first place?

As far as I've heard, you can only get an STI if it is transmitted to you by someone who is infected with one. Then the following questions arise: How can anyone ever get an STI if it has to be ...
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How much body fluid required to actually transmit a sexually transmitted disease (STD)?

While reading about sexually transmitted disease, I always wonder how much body fluid is actually required to transmit some diseases, specially in the case of other kinds of sex (masturbation, hand ...
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STI vs STD vs Sexually Transmitted Virus

I am very confused as in my answer to Why is HIV singled out from other STIs? I agreed with the OP that HIV is an STI. I have been led to believe the following definitions: STI Stands for Sexually ...
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Why is HIV singled out from other STIs?

If HIV is an STI, then why is HIV often listed separately? Examples: HIV & Sexually Transmitted Infections Fact sheet STDs and HIV – CDC Fact Sheet What You Need To Know About the Links Between ...
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I've unprotected acceptive oral sex with 3 partners, two of which were from escort service. What are my chances to get some desease(s)? [closed]

I've unprotected oral sex with 3 partners, two of which were from escort service while I was in not sober state. It was a gay sex (I'm usually rather straight and it was my almost first gay experience)...
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Having sex with someone who's had many sexual partners,

There's someone who I've been getting to know and she's particularly free-spirited and very smart and mature for her age (in college). As our discussions have started to lean more towards us ...
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Should Ureaplasma Urealyticum be treated if it doesn't cause any symptoms?

Ureaplasma Urealyticum is a bacterium that can be passed through sexual contact although it is not considered a classic STI or STD because of its low degree of pathogenicity (ie, harm the infected ...
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Wearing condom during fellatio,

If I wear a condom while receiving oral sex, and the girl licks my scrotum / testicles, am I at risk of any STDs? If so, is there anything I can do to protect my scrotum area?
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Chance of getting sexual transmitted diseases

What are the chances of getting sexual transmitted diseases (and which) given that: Heterosexual sex Male partner used condom (properly) The condom was NOT damaged during the act
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Can a mosquito bite transmit STD's?

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 ...
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How do you get infected with HIV?

If someone has unprotected sex with a woman who had other sexual partners before will that cause HIV?
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HSV transmission

Can someone with HSV1 acquire HSV2 by giving oral sex?
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How improbably is an HSV-2 positive test to be caused by an 'ear infection'?

For reasons different then you would likely presume I had a women come to me to ask about an STD test a man had provided her. His tests show positive for HSV-2 (a 2.15 result where >1.09 is positive)....
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What STDs can be transmitted if both parties have no open sores/cuts?

If I recall correctly, Chlamydia, HPV, Gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV require both parties to have cuts/sores for transmission. More specific questions, assuming no cuts/sores: Possible transmitted ...
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Is herpes simplex/cold sore on the thigh considered a sexually transmitted disease?

When I was a kid I got a cold sore / herpes simplex (1, I think) on the thigh. As far as I know, I haven't had any cold sores on the actual genital area, and it's been a while. I wonder if this is ...
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What is the likelihood of contracting genital HSV1 through oral sex?

I know genital HSV1 can be contracted from unprotected oral sex, but what is the actual likelihood? For example, what is the likelihood when the partner is asymptomatic vs symptomatic, and what is ...
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What forms of prevention of STIs are there?

Other than the condom, are there any other methods of preventing contracting STIs? If so, do any of these also provide an effective form of contraception?
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