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Can you get HIV through kissing?.

Can you get HIV through kissing?.

No: The risk is virtually zero unless you have open sores on your lips or in your mouth. ...Read more

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Herpes (Definition)

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


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Can you get chlamydia through kissing?

Can you get chlamydia through kissing?

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 more

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Can you get herpes through clothing?

Can you get herpes through clothing?

Doubtful: By theory, but doubtful. For example if a person has an open sore or even a sore that is not readily visible and has sex while you are wearing underwear and the virus gets on your underwear, it would have to seep through the clothing and get onto your vaginal area. That being said, the safest is the use of condoms to prevent the spread of the virus, as it is unlikely with clothing, but can occur. ...Read more

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Can you get gonorrhea from kissing?

Can you get gonorrhea from kissing?

The really deep kind: Dry-kissing won't transmit it, but it's a fairly common infection in the throat and "kissing of more than filial intensity" can transmit it. If you have any concerns, let your physician know, because a special culture for gonorrhea may be in order. ...Read more

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Can you get chlamydia from kissing someone?

Can you get chlamydia from kissing someone?

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 more

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Can you get chlamydia from kissing?

Can you get chlamydia from kissing?

May be...: Chlamydia is known to be transmitted by vaginal, oral, and anal sexual activity; so, it's possible after oral sex. Also, beware: most infected men are asymptomatic. For healthy living? To www.Formefirst.Com to explore how to live a long happy life... Best... ...Read more

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Can you always get herpes from french kissing?

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

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Can you get hiv from herpes? 

Can you get hiv from herpes? 

No: However, someone who has one may have the other as well. Always love safely, and when it comes time for unprotected love in a monogamous relationship, get checked beforehand. ...Read more

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Can you get hiv from casual kissing?

Can you get hiv from casual kissing?

No: It's very clear you cannot catch HIV this way. You can get infectious mono, CMV, herpes simplex, syphilis, and/or gonorrhea. For syphilis, there's got to be a lesion. For the others, less so. Most folks think it's worth the risk. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from sharing underwear?

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Can you get herpes from sharing underwear?

While: While it would be rare you can get herpes from sharing personal objects. ...Read more

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Can you transmit pinworms through kissing?

Can you transmit pinworms through kissing?

Yes, but remember...: One can catch pinworms through kissing, but remember that pinworms are transmitted by a fecal-oral route. That means pinworm eggs hang around one's anus, or wherever traces of poop might end up. So, to transmit pinworms by kissing, some of the kissing probably has to be located "south of the belly button", or on unwashed hands. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from sharing panties?

Can you get herpes from sharing panties?

Herpes simplex: Potentially yes, but if they were washed before the second person wore them, very unlikely. ...Read more

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Could you have simplex herpes through kissing?

Yes,: It can be spread in this manner (especially type 1). ...Read more

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Herpes paranoia : Can you get herpes through urine? Can you get herpes through bed sheets? Can you get herpes from the floor? Sorry I'm just paranoid

Herpes paranoia : Can you get herpes through urine? Can you get herpes through bed sheets? Can you get herpes from the floor? Sorry I'm just paranoid

Probably not: Herpes is spread by direct contact with the lesion on an infected person. It is not passed through the urine. There may be recorded instances of transmission through objects, but I have not read any personally. (One can never say never in medicine :) ) ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from sharing food?

Can you get herpes from sharing food?

Can happen: Anything that touches an open herpes lesion can transmit herpes to another person. So the answer is yes, this can happen. ...Read more

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Can you contract herpes through sharing underwear?

Can you contract herpes through sharing underwear?

No risk, no worries: Of course another person's underwear should be laundered before wearing. But maybe you accidentally used a roommate's panties instead of your own? But still no risk; genital herpes has never been known (or even suspected) to be transmitted by clothing, even if the other person had an active outbreak of GH. It is caught only by sex with infected partner. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Can you get incurable genital herpes from a cold sore through oral sex?

Can you get incurable genital herpes from a cold sore through oral sex?

Yes but not easily: Type 1 hsv which is the virus that causes oral labial herpes or cold sores- does not transmit easily to the genital area- however it is possible. Thus oral sex should be avoided if a cold sore is present. ...Read more

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