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My girlfriend had MRSA infection. Can I get it through sexual contact?


 

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An MRSA infection isn't classified as a sexually transmitted disease. Yet, MRSA can be transmitted by direct skin contact.  

 

Skin to skin contact, especially if your skin has an abrasion or cut can increase the risks of getting an MRSA infection from your girlfriend.

 

In general, my advice is to avoid direct contact with anyone that has an MRSA infection and avoid sharing personal items.

 

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