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Does partner choice in monogamy reduce the risk of STDs?

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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How can monogamy help to prevent transmission of STDs?
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Because sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) pass between partners during genital or oral intercours...
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Can I use monogamy as a long-term protection against STDs?
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Only the complete absence of sexual contact can be a truly reliable protection against STDs and HIV ...
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Should I leave my partner if he is not ready for monogamy?
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It depends on how long you have been together, what your intentions are for the relationship and if ...
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Should I take steps to prevent STDs and HIV if I practice monogamy?
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Since monogamy, particularly serial monogamy, is not 100 percent effective in preventing exposure to...
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