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Can you get gonorrhea from kissing

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
The really deep kind: Dry-kissing won't transmit it, but it's a fairly common infection in the throat and "kissing of more than filial intensity" can transmit it. If you ha... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
No, it won't happen.
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Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
It is highly unlikely unless the boy had the infection in his mouth
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Depending on what you kiss. It is transmitted through oral, anal, vaginal sex with an infected person.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 59 years experience
Yes it can rarely: Yes it can be spread by deep kissing from pharynx to pharynx rarely.But it is not that common.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Two bad ideas: Gonorrhea of the throat is very common and a person owes it both to himself/herself and anybody else who's special to be treated at once. A kiss that'... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Gonorrhea: Usually someone gets oral gonorrhea by performing oral sex on a male. It usually affects the back of the throat. I've never seen anyone get it from ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Two infections not prevented by a condom are HPV and HSV. These can be transmitted even when there are no visible lesions. The infections you mention... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 59 years experience
Not not possible: You only get gonorrhea and chlamydia by having vaginal, oral or anal sex.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
No: These are not passed by kissing. Why would you kiss someone you know has gonorrhea and chlamydia though?
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Possible, but....: ...it depends a lot on your partner. Oral gonorrhea is rare in women and heterosexual men; therefore urethral (penile) gonorrhea is rare in men with f... Read More
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