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In the 'infection section', it's stated that you should use condoms and such to prevent the spread of an STD, but what if you and your partner know neither of you have an STD? Can they just manifest if neither of you has one to begin with?
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Sexual transmission isn't the only way for certain infections to spread. For example, women can get bacterial vaginosis or yeast infections without any sexual activity at all, and those infections can be passed to another partner through sexual activity.

Because of stuff like that, and because some STDs take a while tos how up, we recommend that monogamous partners continue to use safer sex practices until they've had at least two rounds of negative STD tests at six-month intervals.

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