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Can You Get Herpes From Kissing
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
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
No, but: Intimate contact with someone who has herpes and is actively shedding the virus can result in transmission of the virus and a new infection in the recipient. Someone could certainly contract the virus during kissing of any sort, but not everyone who is french kissing gets herpes. ...Read more
Nope: Infectious diseases don't materialize out of nothing; you have to catch the germ. You can't catch herpes or any STD except by sex with an infected person. I wonder if you have emotional issues about masturbation, even though it is an entirely normal practice enjoyed by almost everyone. Maybe you would benefit from professional counseling. I suggest it from compassion, not criticism. Good luck. ...Read more
No, not usually: Typhoid fever (salmonella typhi) is from the stool (poop) of infected people and is not in the saliva. However, if an infected person accidentally transferred traces of poop from his hands to his face (due to poor handwashing habits), and then he got kissed by an uninfected person, the uninfected person could swallow enough salmonella typhi bacteria to contract typhoid fever. ...Read more
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