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STD without sex ? Is that even possible? well the answer is ‘yes’. Many STDs are spread through contact with infected body fluids such as vaginal fluids, or semen or blood . They can also be spread through contact with infected skin or mucous membranes, such as sores in the mouth. So it is not necessary that you have to have sex to get infected by an STDs. You may be exposed to infected body fluids and skin through vaginal, anal or oral sex. While we know the above listed are the basic ways by which the STD’s spreads, but there are various other ways too in our everyday life by which we may pass on STD to our loved ones. Here are the 7 ways.

1.Drug Needles & Tattoo piercing

STD like Hepatitis A, B, C and HIV can spread through blood from sharing needles, tattoo or piercing equipment that isn’t properly sterilized, or from getting an infected individuals blood on/in an open wound, sore, or cut.

2.Sharing Towels sheets and clothing.

This is alarming but it is possible. Use of towels sheet and clothing can lead to STDs. Trichomonas vaginalis, the parasitic protozoan that causes trichomoniasis (“trich”), is capable of surviving for some hours outside the body in bodily fluids, damp towels or bedding.

3.Kissing

You read it correct. Certain STD’s don’t just require sexual contacts to spread. STDs like Herpes in kids can spread when someone kisses on the mouth. The chances of getting herpes from kissing is 50 to 80% in the U.S. have oral herpes (Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1/HSV-1).

 

4.STD without sex : Breast milk

 

Some STD’s can pass on from mother to baby during pregnancy. If a mother has contracted HIV, she is advised not to breastfeed her child as she may pass the HIV virus from her breast milk.

5.Eating Contaminated Food

 

Surprised ?? You should be.Who would have thought a bite from your buddy can give you STDs. Virus like Hepatitis A, can spread from food that has been contaminated. So next time you may ask for a bite, keep Hepatitis A in your mind.

6.Local Tanning Salon

 

This may not be surprising but weird, although it was never safe for sunbed user with skin cancer preying on the minds of all who expose their skin to the UV rays. Expert Dermatologist Dawn Marie Davies, an associate professor of dermatology at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota has warned the risk for herpes, genital warts(causing human papillomavirus)  on the tanning bed, he says the virus can survive besides heat.

7.Skin to Skin Contact

 

A person can get STDs like herpes or warts by merely a skin-to-skin contact with an infected area or sore. STDs like Herpes and Genital Warts can spread by this means. Another form of STD like the eye herpes can spread through your hands touching your eyes after coming in contact with the infected area. Ocular herpes and ocular syphilis can also be transmitted sexually (and cause permanent blindness).

If you suspect you may have an STD or you haven’t been tested recently, click here to get tested at STD Testing near me. If you are positive for an STD, it’s extremely important to begin treatment as soon as possible.