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Can You Get An Sti From Kissing
Depends: There are at least a dozen diseases that might pass through sex or deep kissing. Some would require certain conditions before they could spread (phase of disease, open sores, bad dental condition) some would be quite stealth in transfer, some would be evident within a few days. Your saliva has some anti-germ activity that makes this an uncommon method of transfer, but it is possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Can you get an STI while being a virgin and never having had anal vag or oral sex just kissing and being petted with hands with no sperm on them?
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
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
How likely am i to get an STD or HIV from performing cunninglus? Is the the safest sexual activity other than kissing? What are the precautions?
On New Years Eve, a stranger kissed me. After, he said he might have an STD, I now have a cold sore. What should I do? Is it free to get it tested?
Oral herpes?: A single cold sore usually is recurrence of longstanding oral herpes. If you acquired new oral herpes from kissing, probably you would have multiple sores, sore throat, etc. So my guess is you didn't catch this from the stranger's kiss. STDs are not transmitted by kissing (except oral herpes, which isn't considered an STD). See a doctor to confirm diagnosis, but testing may not be free. ...Read more