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Forum Name: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Question: sti transmission through non-sexual activity?


 ilovewm2 - Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:49 pm

If you were tested positive for clymidia, are the people you live with at risk of contracting it from non-sexual actvitity such as sharing bar of soap (from cleaning genital area), sharing cutlery or glasses or even a simple peck on the lips between a mother and her daughter (if infection was also in mouth)?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:53 pm

User avatar Hello,
No, these usual family interactions do not put you at risk for developing sexually transmitted infections. If blood is involved there are some risks of some diseases so it is usually best to avoid sharing razors and toothbrushes (sometimes gums bleed) but the other activities are not a danger.

Best wishes.

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