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can you get hepatitis c from 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 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 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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Kissing does not transmit HIV or Hep c unless blood from the infected person enters a break in the skin or mucous membranes of the uninflected person.
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A member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Highly unlikely: Hepatitis c is transmitted through blood or internal bodily fluids (sometimes) like semen or vaginal fluid. A kiss of any sort is unlikely to do that.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Usually yes: Hugging and kissing are not known to spread hepatitis C unless there is some wound that has some blood. Hepc viruses can be transmitted if there is so ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Hepatitis C: No.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
After the kiss?: It is not a good idea to have an exchange of body fluids. A simple kiss may or may not be harmful, but are you sure you can stop at a simple kiss?
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Back to school: If your blood gas hepatitis c in it then you gave been infected with hepatitis c and "have it"! if you do not have a hepatitis c it is not in your ... Read More
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