One of my best friends yesterday asked me whether the avian bird flu disease is transmissible from one person to another by touching, kissing or by sex. I really don't know anything on this matter except that one can get the bird flu virus through meat or other poultry products. Do you think that it is a STD?
Is bird flu transmitted sexually?
According to the wikipedia article on flu in general: "Typically, influenza is transmitted from infected mammals through the air by coughs or sneezes, creating aerosols containing the virus, and from infected birds through their droppings. Influenza can also be transmitted by saliva, nasal secretions, feces and blood. Infections occur through contact with these bodily fluids or with contaminated surfaces."The closeness you get in sex certainly is good for transmitting most infectious diseases, one way or another.
Unless you are having sex with birdsNoThis particular bird flu is not presently transferable from human to human at allThis may not ALWAYS be the case in the futureIt is widely theorised that should the virus mutate, human to human transmission will occur