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Can STDS & co. be spread through indirect contact?

This is a ridiculous question, but I need a peace of mind here. So after I finished masturbated yesterday, I accidently touched a form (that was covered in plastic) that I was suppose to give a person the next day. I washed my hands immediately after. I didn't remember until I after I gave that form to the person that I forgot that I had remnant vaginal juices (meaning it wasn't washed off after I touched the plastic) on there. Now, I know I don't have HIV, but I still haven't been tested for other STDs/HPV/Hepatitis A/B/C, so I'd like to know.

It was such a stupid mistake on my part, and it hurts to know that I may have put a person at risk.
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I forgot to add that it was 12+ hours until I gave the person the form covered in plastic.
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Hi, no std is spread that way but are sexually passed.
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So all STDs cannot be spread through indirect contact--especially having such a long time in between said contact, then? I knew I was kinda being irrational, but I just wanted to make sure. I heard HPV can last awhile compared to other STDs (this link says it can survive in air as well: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/lab-bio/res/psds-ftss/papillome-eng.php), and I'm not sure if I have HPV.
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