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How is an STD transmitted?

Long story short, my girlfriend and i had broken up for a month or so, she had unprotected sex with another man, and he said he was clean and free of STD/STI's. We had protected sex 7 days after she had unprotected sex with this other guy. I dont know the other guy and dont trust what he told her, and i am just concerned that he might have given her an STD. if so, would she be able to pass that on to me a week after her unprotected sex. it has been about 2 days since we had protected sex and i am just worried.
Fri, 13 Apr 2018
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Hello,

If you had protected sex, it majorly reduces the risk of the sexually transmitted diseases being transmitted to you. However, it may be wise for her to undergo a sexually transmitted diseases panel and be started on some antibiotics. If you develop symptoms of burning in your penis, burning while you pee and if there is discharge, get yourself tested.


Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Pranav Balakrishnan
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How is an STD transmitted?

Hello, If you had protected sex, it majorly reduces the risk of the sexually transmitted diseases being transmitted to you. However, it may be wise for her to undergo a sexually transmitted diseases panel and be started on some antibiotics. If you develop symptoms of burning in your penis, burning while you pee and if there is discharge, get yourself tested. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Pranav Balakrishnan