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Can You Get An Std Through Kissing
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most of them: Most of them can be obtained from these activities, to certain percentages. ...Read more
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
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
Hi! A girl and I were deep kissing. I touched her vagina. She didn't touch my penis. I don't know her sexual history. Should I get tested for STDs/Is?
Nice gesture: Many of my patients in NYC get tested for STDs before beginning a new intimate relationship with a new partner. It shows that you are aware and are considerate for your partner. She should get tested too. Sometimes STDs can remain asymptomatic until they present. I have had many patients in tears coming in with new infections from a lover who thought they were STD free. ...Read more
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