Is it possible to catch an std from somebody without having sex with them?

by Rachel on March 21, 2011

If they come to your house almost daily use the same toilets as you, touch the food that you eat or cough on you, can you catch an std or venereal disease from them?

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Tell it like it is... March 21, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Some Std’s are transmistted from skin to skin contact. However HIV and the more serious ones are from sex only. Keep in mind HIV can only live outside the body for 8 seconds. You cannot get HIV from tears, touching, hugging, shaking hands, or kissing. So I am told. I have serious doubts that you cannot get HIV from kissing if one of you has bleeding gums….

Lily L March 21, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Totally possible.

You can get STDs from something as simple as skin contact that doesn’t include sex or from sharing needles to inject yourself with drugs.

From sharing toilets, touching food, or coughing . . . very unlikely. Though I guess you might be able to catch oral herpes from sharing food . . .

Std Counselor March 21, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Yes it is possible. Some std’s can be transmitted from skin to skin contact. So it is entirely possible.
If you want more info on this, I would go to simplestedtesting .com

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