Questions about diseases passed on through sexual contact?

by Rachel on April 11, 2011

Do you need to have these diseases (any or all of them) before you can pass them on during sexual contact.


Herpes simplex virus (HSV)
Pubic lice
Hepatitis B virus (HBV)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
Human papilloma viruses (HPVs)

Please take them one at a time. I would just like to know for my future. If both partners don’t have the disease and you can still contract it (from that partner) please explain why. I ask anyone who understands diseases (any or all of these) to speak up and lend me your knowledge. Those with sources will also be highly enjoyed here.

Again, I’d just like to understand these things more for when I grow up and become sexually active. Theres nothing wrong with being interested in this stuff. I rather be prepared for when stuff happens than be out of luck and with a disease. :)

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

sambo_carrisan April 11, 2011 at 5:39 pm
this website is all about std what to do if you get one and how to prevent them
best way don’t have sex.

bmac April 11, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Well, of course one of you would have to have each of those diseases in order to pass them on. They don’t just materialize out of thin air if neither partner has them.

roxiecat4200 April 11, 2011 at 6:51 pm

You cannot give someone a disease that you do not have, however, some diseases will stay dormant and can be given even if the person does not know they have the disease.
You should always use protection and never have casual sex, because disease is not the only thing you can get from sex…you can also get a baby=)
You can also get some of these diseases from things other then sexual contact, so even if someone is a virgin it doesn’t mean they are not at risk for disease.

lugie April 11, 2011 at 7:45 pm

All of the diseases mentioned can be passed on through sexual contact. If one person has the disease, it can be passed on to their partner. Check out webmd for more info.

LadyRunner April 11, 2011 at 8:39 pm

okay. it’s good that you asked. i used to wonder the same thing when i was younger. the answer to your question is No. you cannot get an STD if both of yoiu dont have thedisease. i dont think it is possible.
however, i do know that diseaseslike cancer, diabetes, can be developed without any contact. cancer is caused by radiation, cell mutation and diabetes has many causes. if your partner does not have the disease and you contracted one, then either your partner think he/she doesn’t have the disease while they really do. otherwise there’s no explanation. where does AIDS come from? these are just some of the phonomenon of the world.

sorry for the long post without much help.

Horny IceCream April 11, 2011 at 9:21 pm

You can’t pass them on if you don’t have them. What I’ve always wondered is how the first person got an STD/STI. But I’m pretty sure that if you have oral sex, say, the girl has a coldsore and is preforming oral sex on the man, then the man might get an STD/STI. It’s creepy. :p But I’m not sure on that one, but that’s what one of my sex ed teachers told us.

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