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Can Gonorrhea Be Spread Through Kissing
Potentially: Chlamydial species can be present in oral secretions but are usually eliminated by the enzymes in saliva. They do, however, cause atypical pneumonias, conjuncitivitis, and at least theoretically can produce other forms of upper respiratory infection. If you are referring to non-gonococcal urethritis or pelvic infection it is very unlikely to be acquired like that, and is almost always sexually. ...Read more
Yes but no matter: MRSA is carried on the skin and is in the dust in homes where infected people live. Any skin-to-skin infection can be transmitted by close contact including sex. In other words, just sharing a house or bed with someone with MRSA is enough. Sex itself usually isn't the issue. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Nobody knows the degree of risk because there are too many unknowns, such as: does the other person have the virus, how much virus does she have, what exactly is oral sex for that couple, how many total minutes of exposure per episode, how many episodes, how much total virus gets into the guy's mouth, etc., etc... So, in life, if a person is a "worrier", he has to play it safe and not do stuff. ...Read more
Unlikely to happen: You could acquire some eggs on your hands from contaminated bed sheets or under ware & then transfer to your face & lips, but that takes a lot of ifs to happen. Pw's are not passed like a virus or sore throat but do require exposure to the shed eggs of an infected person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not by kissing: No documented cases of gonorrhea and chlamydia spread by kissing. It is possible to get chlamydia from infected saliva, but not very likely.Gonorrhea can be transmitted in both directions when oral sex is performed on a man, and throat infections with gonorrhea are notoriously difficult to treat.Chlamydia can also by spread by oral sex. ...Read more
HPV and Saliva: Yes. But, remember that most of us are infected with a strain of hpv by age 26. This will be an interesting story to follow as medicine learns more about hpv; finds more and better tests to predict the cancers this virus can cause. And, now that there is the gardisil vaccine all at risk (all young adults) should get vaccinated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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