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STI stands for Sexually Transmitted Infection. STD stands for Sexually Transmitted Disease. The terms are related; but they are different. Here’s the difference Simply put, STI is an infection that is not yet turned into a disease. STD is a disease that develops after you get an infection. For example, somebody with Human Papillomavirus (HPV) may not show symptoms, but he or she is carrying the virus. So, this person has an STI. Later, if this person develops cervical cancer due to HPV, now he or she has an STD,

Can a person get STD without having sex? Yes. You are a virgin, yet you can get an STD. Some of them happen by kissing, sharing needles, tattooing through unsterilized equipment, or skin-to-skin contact. Many people think only a complete sexual intercourse is responsible for STDs. Wrong. Oral sex, too, can be a factor. Contact with an infected vagina, penis, or anus or even somebody’s mouth can give you a disease. Sores, secretion, and broken skin are something to watch out for. In rare cases, Chlamydia is found to infect

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