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Can You Catch Aids By Kissing
Herpes: Yes. Of course. But here are important facts. 75 % of americans are infected with herpes type one, the virus most often responsible for oral herpes. Most got infected as children from family members. If you have not had a blood test for herpes you must have one before you can learn about prevention. People infected with herpes shed the virus at unpredictable and untestable rates. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Hiv is not found in high enough concentrations in saliva to cause infection, so kissing cannot transmit the virus, even if you both have chapped lips. If one person has active bleeding on the lips, then that is possible, but why would you kiss someone who's lip was bleeding? Truth is, there have been no known cases of HIV being transmitted from kissing. ...Read more
Very unlikely: Fortunately, the viability of HIV is very short lived outside of the body and is not contagious once exposed to air and surfaces that dry. There would be some minimal risk if the brush was used immediately after an infected person brushed with it by another. Virtually little to no risk if there was some significant time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No.: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease and lives only (for practical purposes) in the genitourinary tract often causing symptoms but occasionally reading there asymptomatically in carrier individuals. If you have had unprotected intercourse you should be checked for pregnancy and stds including gonorrhea, chlamydia and hiv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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