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How can you catch an STD from someone you haven't even kissed?

How can you catch an STD from someone you haven't even kissed?

Skin to skin contact: Certian stds, such as herpes and hpv, can be transmitted through skin to skin contact. Therefore, sex is not required to transmit these infections. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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It is likely or posible to catch a std from french kissing,was only like 2seconds. And if it yes,what kind of std? Please help

It is likely or posible to catch a std from french kissing,was only like 2seconds. And if it yes,what kind of std? Please help

Std: Yes. If you both had open cuts in your mouth, blood born viruses such as hiv and hepatitis c could be transferred. Unlikely but possible. Also, technically the common cold sore is a herpes virus which can then be transferred through oral sex to cause genital lesions. Moral of the story is be cautious with whom you share bodily fluids ...Read more

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Could you get STDs just from kissing?

Could you get STDs just from kissing?

Yes! Several STDs: Can be transmitted that way: herpes, syphilis (if chancre on lip/mouth), gonorrhea (if after oral sex), hpv (after oral sex). If there are no std lesions/bacteria/viruses on lips or in mouth, then simple kissing can't transmit them. ...Read more

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Is french kissing STD safe?

Is french kissing STD safe?

STD: French kissing is generally safe except perhaps for herpes simplex and potentially chlamydia. ...Read more

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Can you get a STD from kissing?

Can you get a STD from kissing?

Yes, but...: There are some stds that could be transmitted that way if you were kissing someone with an oral std, but this is not a common way for them to be spread. ...Read more

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Please tell me if you can get a STD from kissing?

Please tell me if you can get a STD from kissing?

STDs and Living: Yes. Unfortunately, there is one and that is herpes. Now, that said, please do not stop kissing. There are twelve common stds. I would hope that you can name them and know how to prevent or protect yourself against stds. 75% of americans have the 'oral' herpes known now as herpes type one. Most people get it as children from family members and not as adults. ...Read more

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Which type of STDs can you get from giving head and kissing?

Which type of STDs can you get from giving head and kissing?

Most of them: Most of them can be obtained from these activities, to certain percentages. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has an STD thats like mano i just want to know if i can get it from kissing?

My girlfriend has an STD thats like mano i just want to know if i can get it from kissing?

Question unclear: If you mean infectious mononucleosis when you say "mano" then the answer is probably. But it would be necessary to know the specific std to which she is referring. If this is hiv, the answer is probably not transmitted by kissing, syphilis maybe, CMV can be transmitted but generally not considered an std. Need more information. ...Read more

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Can you get STDs from kissing or making out?

Can you get STDs from kissing or making out?

STDs: That depends upon what and where you are kissing and what "making out" means. Need more info to give you reassurance, but if just kissing on lips and finger massaging of genitals it is not likely to transmit stds. ...Read more

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Should i be afraid of getting STDs from kissing?

Should i be afraid of getting STDs from kissing?

HSV : The only one i can think of that you can possibly get from kissing is hsv (herpes) - which cold sores. And that only happens if there active ulcers (not always visible). Other diseases are not transmissible by kissing unless there is bleeding in the mouth (and even that is a very small chance). ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more