Is scabies considered a sexually transmitted disease STD?
Scabies can be considered an STD because you can catch scabies by sexual contact with an infested individual.
You can also catch it from bedding, clothing, or furniture that has come in contact with an infested individual.
- Because scabies can be sexually transmitted, sexually active teens with scabies should be examined for other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) too.
- Having scabies is not a sign that someone is dirty, careless or sexually promiscuous.
- Classic scabies is more common in children and in people who are sexually active.
- The human scabies is spread mainly by direct physical contact, especially during sex.
- You can get Scabies through both sexual contact and contact with infested clothing, bedding, towels, or even furniture.
- Transmission of scabies is predominantly through direct
skin-to-skin contact, and for this reason, it has been considered a sexually transmitted disease.
- Sexual contact is also a means of catching scabies.