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13th Jun '17 9:30:03 PM nombretomado
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* [[PlayedForLaughs Played for laughs]] ([[BlackHumor sort of]]) in [[Literature/TheGoodSoldierSvejk The Adventures of Good Soldier Švejk]], set during WorldWarOne -- one character describes his futile attempts to catch a venereal disease in order to [[DraftDodging avoid military service]]. To his despair he remained as fit as a fiddle.

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* [[PlayedForLaughs Played for laughs]] ([[BlackHumor sort of]]) in [[Literature/TheGoodSoldierSvejk The Adventures of Good Soldier Švejk]], set during WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI -- one character describes his futile attempts to catch a venereal disease in order to [[DraftDodging avoid military service]]. To his despair he remained as fit as a fiddle.
8th Jan '17 12:39:49 PM nombretomado
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* ''TopTen'', a PoliceProcedural in a city populated entirely by super people features a prostitute called "Immune Girl" who has this as her superpower. Sadly, she's not immune to the local SerialKiller who's been targeting the city's hookers.
* During Chuck Austen's run on ''Franchise/XMen'', there was a passing mention by Husk that mutants apparently can't get HIV. This was never mentioned before, was likely meant to include as a HandWave for why Archangel's [[HealingHands healing blood]] didn't carry the really obvious health risk, and has never been mentioned again. Angel also mentions it and a doctor confirms it.

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* ''TopTen'', ''ComicBook/TopTen'', a PoliceProcedural in a city populated entirely by super people features a prostitute called "Immune Girl" who has this as her superpower. Sadly, she's not immune to the local SerialKiller who's been targeting the city's hookers.
* During Chuck Austen's run on ''Franchise/XMen'', ''ComicBook/XMen'', there was a passing mention by Husk that mutants apparently can't get HIV. This was never mentioned before, was likely meant to include as a HandWave for why Archangel's [[HealingHands healing blood]] didn't carry the really obvious health risk, and has never been mentioned again. Angel also mentions it and a doctor confirms it.
11th Dec '16 5:50:30 PM TotemicHero
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Subtrope of IdealIllnessImmunity. If this is part of a FreeLoveFuture, it may be related to WeWillHavePerfectHealthInTheFuture.

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Subtrope of IdealIllnessImmunity. It almost always goes hand in hand with UnproblematicProstitution. If this is part of a FreeLoveFuture, it may be related to WeWillHavePerfectHealthInTheFuture.
8th Dec '16 9:56:15 AM MyFinalEdits
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* In ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' FanFic characters will usually cast a "contraceptive spell" before getting down to business. [=STDs=] are rarely mentioned, though in some, wizards simply can't catch normal Muggle diseases. They occasionally get bizarre magical ones, but that usually involves comical consequences like one's face being covered with feathers, and is fixable with potions or a trip to the hospital.

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* In ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fics:
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FanFic characters will usually cast a "contraceptive spell" before getting down to business. [=STDs=] are rarely mentioned, though in some, wizards simply can't catch normal Muggle diseases. They occasionally get bizarre magical ones, but that usually involves comical consequences like one's face being covered with feathers, and is fixable with potions or a trip to the hospital.
7th Dec '16 11:36:10 PM Mei-may
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** In a fanfic called ''"[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5933215/1/The-Talk The Talk]]"'' where when it's Lupin's turn to teach Harry about the "facts of life", one of the most important things he talked about was the kinds of diseases people could get when not using protection (both Muggles and Wizards ones). One particular horrible case was where it caused ''tentacles'' to appear down there, pus-filled tentacles that moved!
2nd Nov '16 4:28:04 PM Yuihime
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* [[Webcomic/GirlsWithSlingshots Angel]] thinks you can only get an STD from contact between a penis and a vagina, which is convenient for her since she's apparently been banging every female who asks for the last ten years. Thea, a similarly-inclined woman who was similarly inclining Angel until recently [[spoiler: and has caught restless leg syndrome]], is understandably flabbergasted at Angel's delusion.

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* [[Webcomic/GirlsWithSlingshots Angel]] thinks you can only get an STD from contact between a penis and a vagina, which is convenient for her since she's apparently been banging every female who asks for the last ten years. Thea, a similarly-inclined woman who was similarly inclining Angel until recently [[spoiler: and has caught restless leg syndrome]], is understandably flabbergasted at Angel's delusion. Later, Angel ''does'' catch what is implied to be herpes or warts, as she shamefully reveals the damage by flashing Thea from off-panel.
** Later, Thea's new girlfriend Mimi is explaining gloves and dental dams to Hazel, who is shocked to realize that fingering and oral are not just an STD risk for lesbians. Hazel, while straight, is also no stranger to casual sex, and the AltText for the comic is that she should have caught something ''years'' ago with how little protection she was using.
24th Oct '16 2:07:34 PM MyFinalEdits
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', ThePaladin still is [[IdealIllnessImmunity immune to all diseases]], but is now joined by the [[AllMonksKnowKungFu Monk]], who gains immunity to disease through mastering his {{Ki}} as a class feature (though he gains it two levels later than ThePaladin). Both classes use supernatural powers, so they are a case of a JustifiedTrope. [[ZigZaggedTrope People who are neither paladins nor monks are out of luck though]] (as a constantly-active inherent ability, anyway. There are of course [[http://www.d20pfsrd.com/magic-items/wondrous-items/wondrous-items/m-p/periapt-of-health magic items]] that grant the same resistance when you wear them).

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'':
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ThePaladin still is [[IdealIllnessImmunity immune to all diseases]], but is now joined by the [[AllMonksKnowKungFu Monk]], who gains immunity to disease through mastering his {{Ki}} as a class feature (though he gains it two levels later than ThePaladin). Both classes use supernatural powers, so they are a case of a JustifiedTrope. [[ZigZaggedTrope People who are neither paladins nor monks are out of luck though]] (as a constantly-active inherent ability, anyway. There are of course [[http://www.d20pfsrd.com/magic-items/wondrous-items/wondrous-items/m-p/periapt-of-health magic items]] that grant the same resistance when you wear them).
23rd Oct '16 4:36:14 PM Killztwice
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** If a character of any class ascends into Mythic status - Pathfinder's alternative to D&D's epic levels - there is a universal mythic ability one can get that grants them immunity to all non-mythic diseases & poisons.
19th Oct '16 8:18:28 PM DrOO7
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* Played straight on ''Series/AllMyChildren'', where Julia feared she had contracted HIV from her rapist, but ultimately tested negative.
* Played straight on ''Series/OneLifeToLive'', where gang-rape victim Marty is warned (during her examination) that it's too soon to for an HIV test and that she needs to follow up with her private doctor. Luckily, she didn't contract it or any other STD.
11th Oct '16 2:11:03 PM AdamC
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* Averted in ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'': Mac and Dee have contracted [=STDs=] during the series. In Mac's case, it's a recurring problem (since he never uses a condom during sex). Dennis has much more sex than both of them but doesn't seem to have this problem, presumably because he's smart enough to use a condom.

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* Averted in ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'': Mac and Dee have contracted [=STDs=] during the series. In Mac's case, it's a recurring problem (since he never uses a condom during sex). Dennis has much more sex than both of them but doesn't seem to have this problem, presumably because he's smart enough to use a condom. It also helps that Dennis typically sleeps with younger or less-sexually-active women whenever possible. Dennis's father Frank also never seems to get [=STDs=], though he's (loudly) confirmed he always carries "magnum condoms for my monster dong."
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