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How are the organisms that cause sexually transmitted disease (STDs) spread?

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Most of the organisms that cause sexually transmitted disease (STDs) are spread by vaginal, anal, or oral sex. But some, such as those that cause genital herpes and genital warts, may be spread through skin contact. You can get hepatitis B by sharing personal items, such as toothbrushes or razors, with someone who has it.

SOURCES: American Academy of Family Physicians. CDC National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Hepatitis B Foundation.



Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on January 30, 2019

SOURCES: American Academy of Family Physicians. CDC National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Hepatitis B Foundation.



Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on January 30, 2019

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