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If, lets say, every person who was born this year and onward only had sexual relations with people of the same age or one or two years younger later in life, never with anybody born before this year, would that effectively eradicate every STD known to man? (ruling out sharing needles and such).

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Nope, because some people can be born with STDs such as AIDS, and if say they need a blood transfusion, if by chance the blood is infected than they can also get it that way, as well as mosquito etc. STDs are actually least transferred through sex.
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Mosquitoes can not transfer AIDS... There are others ways such STD can be transfers such bad testes blood transfusion, syringe, rape and others forced contamination ways.
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Anthony, I tough you were smart. You are a CHEMIST for crying out loud

DJTACO wrote:

Nope, because some people can be born with STDs such as AIDS, and if say they need a blood transfusion, if by chance the blood is infected than they can also get it that way, as well as mosquito etc. STDs are actually least transferred through sex.
they are called STD (sexually transmitted disease) for a good reason.
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FlyinDumpling wrote:

Anthony, I tough you were smart. You are a CHEMIST for crying out loud

DJTACO wrote:

Nope, because some people can be born with STDs such as AIDS, and if say they need a blood transfusion, if by chance the blood is infected than they can also get it that way, as well as mosquito etc. STDs are actually least transferred through sex.
they are called STD (sexually transmitted disease) for a good reason.


That doesn't mean its the only way for it to spread, trust me I am a #Psychologist( I am also including HIV into the mix)


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Mosquitoes can not transfer AIDS... There are others ways such STD can be transfers such bad testes blood transfusion, syringe, rape and others forced contamination ways.


They carry blood in them that they sucked from someone else, and then that blood is then injected into you. But I didn't mean AIDS, I just meant things like STDs and HIVS
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A lot of diseases migrate from animals to humans. So, it might not be completely eliminated.

Anyway, Smallpox is a success story for that sort of thing. I guess if something threatens to kill hundreds of millions of people annually, we take it seriously.
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No.
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No, squared.
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You don't really understand how STD's work do you...
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Oddly enough, STD's can be transmitted through ways other than sex. Blood, for instance. A few through saliva. If the person with the STD has cuts in their mouth, then it can be transmitted through kissing even if it isn't transmittable through saliva.
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Not to mention someone is bound to fuck a baboon at some point.
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There are plenty of ways to get STDs outside of sex. The list varies by specific disease, with some being pretty short lists, but I can't think of any that are literally ONLY sexually transmitted. Also, they figured out through molecular analysis where HIV came from. They have it narrowed down to an area of a couple square miles in the Congo. It was created by a rare event in a chimp's cells. Basically a chimp attacked and ate a monkey that had the monkey version while the chimp already had the chimp one. Both tried to replicate in the same cell in the chimp. Normally the monkey one can't survive in a chimp. The simultaneous duplication event created a third version that could barely function in a chimp, but just so happened to be very good at humans. A human hunter killed the chimp to eat and was exposed to infected blood. That much is almost certain (very common stuff in that area). They figure after that he screwed somebody, who screwed somebody, who eventually went to a prostitute in Johannesburg from which it spread to the world. Epidemiologists both love and hate the Congo. It creates all kinds of nasty stuff and many of them expect the next super nasty bug to come from there. Didn't several different hemorrhagic fevers, including Ebola, come from there?

TL:DR - New STDs would show up and you can also get most of the old ones a slew of non-sexual ways.
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The only way to eradicate all STD's is for anyone with a STD to not mate with anyone.
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LordDust wrote:

There are plenty of ways to get STDs outside of sex. The list varies by specific disease, with some being pretty short lists, but I can't think of any that are literally ONLY sexually transmitted. Also, they figured out through molecular analysis where HIV came from. They have it narrowed down to an area of a couple square miles in the Congo. It was created by a rare event in a chimp's cells. Basically a chimp attacked and ate a monkey that had the monkey version while the chimp already had the chimp one. Both tried to replicate in the same cell in the chimp. Normally the monkey one can't survive in a chimp. The simultaneous duplication event created a third version that could barely function in a chimp, but just so happened to be very good at humans. A human hunter killed the chimp to eat and was exposed to infected blood. That much is almost certain (very common stuff in that area). They figure after that he screwed somebody, who screwed somebody, who eventually went to a prostitute in Johannesburg from which it spread to the world. Epidemiologists both love and hate the Congo. It creates all kinds of nasty stuff and many of them expect the next super nasty bug to come from there. Didn't several different hemorrhagic fevers, including Ebola, come from there?

TL:DR - New STDs would show up and you can also get most of the old ones a slew of non-sexual ways.


Pretty much this. Previous posts covered most other reasons why this wouldn't work.
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