A 44-year-old male asked:
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If some if the mono virus stay in your body forever. How will it effect the person relationship with their partner? Will they be able to kiss again?

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Dr. Linda Brodsky
41 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
You can kiss again: It is not the virus itself that "stays" in your body forever, but the response the body has to the virus (the antibodies) that stay in the body almost forever. The antibodies are not contagious and therefore you can kiss after the acute infection has resolved.
Answered on Apr 16, 2015
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