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can i get hepatitis if someone who has it kisses me on the cheek

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Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
No: No.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Very unlikely: As long as you have an intact skin, an invasion of hepatitis b virus through it is very unlikely.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Very unlikely: Saliva is a low risk body fluid and kiss on an intact skin is very unlikely to transmit HIV or hepatitis viruses.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
No : It does not transmit by kissing.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: You can get hepatitis b from having sex, but not just from kissing. Aren't you vaccinated already?
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Details. Details.: That depends on which type of hepatitis, whether one is talking about "getting in contact with a virus" or about "getting the actual disease", which p ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
STD transmission.: Yes, you can acquire these through kissing.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Nope: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is only known to be transmitted by direct blood contact. Even intercourse doesn't do it, even though hep C is often mischaract ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
HEP C: isn't spread through kissing. See: https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hcv/cfaq.htm
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Camilla Graham
26 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes can be: Herpes is highly transmissible. If someone has a cold sore (herpes simplex type 1 usually) and they kiss someone, this infection can be transmitted. H ... Read More

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