eg. How do you approach an STD test with a new partner?

What are the odds of transmitting an STD if there is not an outbreak occuring and proper protection is used?

Asked by on September 29, 2013

I was just curious to know if even under the best circumstances it is still inevitable to transmit an STD. Thank you!





February 24, 2011 at 6:45 am

Depends on the std. if it's herpes then you shouldn't have a big risk of contracting it if condoms are used while your partner doesn't have a break out. But there doesn't always have to be a break out to pass herpes on, there is a small chance of passing it on in between break outs.


Easter Egg  

February 24, 2011 at 6:10 am

who wants to find out? not me thanks. if you’re planning on having sex and not telling your partner you have an STD, consider suicide.




February 24, 2011 at 6:12 am

It depends on what STD you are talking about. Herpes, in general, is usually only contagious when sores are present, but is also very contagious 5 days prior to the sore appearing. HPV is contagious all the time. You don’t need to have an outbreak of warts to be contagious. Both of these STDs can be spread even if you use protection because there is still a lot of skin exposed during sex and these are spread b y skin to skin contact.



February 24, 2011 at 7:51 am

Using condoms can help protect against STDs, however, they are NOT a guarantee. There are STDs that don’t show symptoms at all so people may not even realize they have it. I work for Identigene, we do STD testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea, which are the two most common STDs out there.

You are at higher risk if you participate in high risk behavior such as unprotected sex and/or multiple partners. Talking about STDs and getting tested on a regular basis can help you protect your sexual health. STDs can cause other serious health issues so please protect yourself and get tested if you believe you could have been infected, or if you are sexually active make sure to get tested on an annual basis.

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