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Is strep a contagious disease?

3 days ago I was diagnosed with strep. A new partner (well, we haven t had sex yet... just kissed) is coming over tonight. I ve been taking my antibiotics as prescribed but I m curious if it s possible I could infect him after 3 days on meds and if it s possible for my strep to be transmitted to his penis.
Mon, 13 Jul 2015
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Welcome to Healthcare Magic..

I have gone through your query and can very well understand your health concerns..

As per your query Streptococcus {strep} bacterial infection is contagious and it can transfer through bodily fluids and through mucosal barriers of mouth, nose and genitals.
But in your case as you are on antibiotics, you are no more contagious after 24 to 48 hours after the antibiotics are started but you should prevent intimate contact as in rare case it can lead to infection transmission.

I would suggest you to avoid till you are free of active infection or atleast use a physical barrier protection/condom if cant wait and avoid kissing..

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