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can you get hepatitis from sharing a cigarette

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
No: This is not a common means of transmission of hepatitis. Highly unlikely.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: The microbe is extremely fragile.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: If you had unprotected sex with that person you can get it. Also, if you performed unprotected oral sex on a male partner with it you can get a gonoc ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience Pediatrics
No: Stds are not spread by that small of amount of saliva on an inanimate object like a cigarette. They are spread by infectedbody secretions but saliva ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: Hiv is obtained through seminal fluids or blood. Unless you are smoking a blood-laden or semen-laden cigarette, you are at no risk. Saliva will not tr ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
27 years experience Gynecology
No: Syphilis is caused by a completely different organism than a cold sore. Syphilis is a bacterial infection caused by the organism "treponema pallidum" ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Yes. Oral herpes is contagious. It is not safe to smoke cigarettes, or to smoke anything else other than brisket, ribs or chicken. Smoking cigarettes ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Highly unlikely: You are very unlikely to acquire STDs from sharing glassware or cigarettes, but if you are concerned about transmissible diseases in general, these ar ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Yes: If the person whose cigarette you are sharing has active lesions then you definitely are at risk. Even if this person doesn't have active lesions he/s ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Herpes: Asymptomatic shedding is when a person's body produces virus without them showing any signs of disease. In other words, it is when a person is contagi ... Read More

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