STD FAQ

How are STDs commonly transmitted from one person to another?

Disease Pathophysiology


As previously mentioned, the most common way for STDs to be transmitted from one individual to another is through contact with bodily fluids, i.e., genital excretions, sexual fluids, and blood. While sexual intercourse might be the most logical process as to which one could come into contact with bodily fluids in the least invasive way, sharing needles through intravenous drug use, partaking in unsanitary bloodletting programs, or even partaking in unconventional ways of intercourse such as oral sex, may result in the transmission of the condition.


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