Does partner choice in monogamy reduce the risk of STDs?

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If your current monogamous partner engaged in high-risk sexual behavior in the past, there a possibility of exposure to sexually transmitted diseases. Choosing a partner who has had few or no past partners reduces your risk that your partner was exposed to STDs in the past. Additionally, partners who have had a history of intravenous drug use may have increased their risk of exposure to HIV.

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