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Can You Catch Chlamydia From Kissing
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
Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more
Probably not: Trichomonas is strictly a genital parasite. Nobody has ever done research to see if it can be carried in the oral cavity, but probably it doesn't happen. In my 40+ years in the STD business, I have never seen or heard of a patient who seemed to have acquired trich, either genital or oral, through oral sex. ...Read more
No risk, no worry: Chlamydia can infect the oral cavity, but it's quite uncommon; and is only known to be caught from performing oral sex on someone with genital infection. It is rarely if ever transmitted by kissing. There has never been a scientific report of transmission by kissing, and even transmission by oral sex is rare. Oral chlamydia testing usually isn't necessary or recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kissing: No. Kissing is no risk for catching Chlamydia. ...Read more
Probably not: In general, transmission of herpes virus requires direct contact of an infected surface with a susceptible one, usually with rubbing to massage the virus into the tissues. That's why initial herpes usually shows up at sites of friction during sex, like penis head or shaft or vaginal opening and labia minora. Urine is an unlikely source of infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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