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Can you get std from an insect?

Asked by on April 13, 2017

If insect was on genital region





April 19, 2017 at 12:34 pm

Yes, there are a few diseases that are transmitted both through insect bites and from sexual contact. However, it is not because the insect was on the genital area, but because bugs that bite humans can provide viruses with the same kind of bodily fluid-to-fluid contact that sexual contact can provide. For instance, the Zika virus is transmitted both by mosquitoes and by sexual contact.

However, most viruses that are transmitted from insects to humans do not overlap with STDs. For instance, HIV cannot be transmitted via mosquito bite because it is broken down in the gut of the mosquito.

If you are experiencing health issues and are unsure whether they are related to a bug bite or an STD, you should schedule an appointment with a healthcare provider to determine the cause of your symptoms.

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