Vaginal Fluids and STDs
Delivered November 10, 2019. Contributor: Tarik T.
To find out whether it is possible to contract sexually transmitted diseases through contact with vaginal fluid or menstrual discharges, and under what conditions.
Some diseases can be spread through contact of the mouth, nose, throat or sexual organs with
such as vaginal fluids.
These include hepatitis
B, HIV, and CMV.
Hepatitis B or HBV can be contracted by a person exposed to body fluids such as
It is a highly
that can spread through contact with the nose, mouth or even eye membranes.
The HBV virus can stay on dried body fluids for 7 days, but can be destroyed by using
, rubbing alcohol, or heat.
HIV is another serious disease that can be carried by
However, to be transmitted, it needs to get into a
person's bloodstream directly.
cannot be transmitted
through normal contact and can be destroyed outside the body with detergents.
CMV can be transmitted through
without sexual contact, and stay in the body for life as there is no cure for the virus.
Sexual contact with vaginal fluids is
for the person to be infected.
CMV infection affects the
majority of adults
, as the virus can remain dormant.
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