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Can hepatitis C be contacted through kissing?

Can hepatitis C be contacted through kissing?

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. ...Read more

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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more


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Can hepatitis a be trasmitted through saliva (like kissing or sharing food/water)?

Can hepatitis a be trasmitted through saliva (like kissing or sharing food/water)?

Yes: Any contact with body fluids can transmit hepatitis a from one who carries the virus to another that does not have the virus. ...Read more

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Did hepatitis b infect another person through mouth kissing, ?If the other is a chronic carrier ..Im confused as IG mucous contains this virus or not

Did hepatitis b infect another person through mouth kissing, ?If the other is a chronic carrier ..Im confused as IG mucous contains this virus or not

Unclear: Hep b is not by oral/fecal route transmission like hep a. The virus is present in the saliva but whether it can be transmitted by ingestion is unclear. It can be transmitted if there are open areas or sores in the mouth while deep kissing, like in those with braces. ...Read more

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Is viral hepatitis spred by kissing?

Is viral hepatitis spred by kissing?

No: Unless you both happen to be bleeding at the same time, or it is a non traditional virus like epstein barr (mono). ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of contracting hepatitis C from a kiss?

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What is the likelihood of contracting hepatitis C from a kiss?

Very unlikely: The most common risk factors for acquiring hepatitis c infection are injection drug use and having multiple sexual partners. ...Read more

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Does kissing transmit hepatitis a?

Does kissing transmit hepatitis a?

Yes, but remember...: One can catch hepa through kissing, but remember that hepa viruses are transmitted by a fecal-oral route. That means hepa hangs around one's anus, or wherever traces of poop might end up. So, to transmit hepa by kissing, some of the kissing probably has to be located "south of the belly button", or on unwashed hands. ...Read more

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Can french kissing transmit hepatitis b, c or a?

Kissing & Hepatitis: No. Not in any way would this be a risk for any of these three Hepatitis Viruses. Hepatitis A is ingested from food or infected stool. It is not transmitted from saliva. Hepatitis B and C are specifically transmitted from blood not saliva. ...Read more

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