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Can Syphilis Be Transmitted Through Kissing
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
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
Kissing disease: You can transmit the kissing disease better known as mononucleosis. You can also trasmit HIV only if both partners have cuts in their mouth and there is exchange of blood or infected fluids from bleeding gums or sores. Closed mouth kissing is fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, some can: For example, if a man has a GC/CT/trich urethritis, the germs are going to be delivered through the urethra by both urine and ejaculate. Hepatitis and herpes have been present in saliva as well. Chances of co-infection increase with breaks in oral or vaginal mucosa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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