In Boulder, Colorado, teens can turn to the Teen Clinic, part of the Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center, for answers to questions about sex.  Questions can be sent anonymously via text to the clinic.  One teen asked, “Can you still get an STI even if you haven’t had sex?”  In general, the answer is no, you can’t.  There are a few infections considered STI’s that can spread non-sexually.  Two examples are pubic lice (crabs) and Trichomononiasis.  Bloodborne STI’s like HIV, Syphilis, and Hepatitis B & C can also be spread non-sexually, usually through IV drug use, medical needle sticks, or blood transfusions.

Read the full article here: Can You Still Get An STI Even If You Haven’t Had Sex?