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7 Myths About Lupus that Need Debunking

Lupus is an STD

When a person hears the word, “disease,” another term comes to mind that’s often associated with illness in general and that is contagious. Contrary to what some individuals might think, lupus cannot spread from person to person through sexual contact. It is impossible. The only way lupus can be passed from one person to another is from mother to fetus (vertical transmission).  Additionally, some areas of research have led to further examination of genetics, in regard to a person being prone to developing the condition. Otherwise, it cannot be transmitted at all.

While the cause of lupus is a still a mystery, researchers have long ago ruled out any kind of viral or bacterial infection as the root of the condition. Horizontal transmission (person to person) is not a possibility.