Does monogamy prevent STDs equally in hetero- and homosexuals?

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When the practice of monogamy is followed strictly and with an uninfected partner, its effectiveness in protecting against STD transmission is the same regardless of homosexuality or heterosexuality. Although studies have shown that the likelihood of monogamy as a long-term practice is lower in homosexual males, the principles of monogamy's effectiveness remain the same across the board. A history of at-risk behavior prior to a monogamous relationship can affect the level of risk regardless of sexual orientation, while regular testing and long-term monogamy provide the same level of prevention.

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