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Can You Get Hiv From Kissing On The Lips
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Yes: If the person you are kissing has active lesions on the cheek you are kissing, you may catch it from him. ...Read more
Can you get HIV from making out with cuts on lips? Not inside the mouth. How much blood is needed to transmit on lips? What about chapped lips?
Can you get HSV from someone who has a current HSV on lips through rubbing their saliva on your gential area?
Herpes simplex: If the person kissing you has active open ulcer on the lips and there is any direct contact of that with your skin this can happen, but is less common than if the kiss were onto a mucous membrane surface. ...Read more
Yes: Hpv is one of the most common virus infection in humans and is responsible for warts, mild skin changes as well as the aggressive ones associated with abnormal growths on the cervix which can lead to cervical cancer. It is so common, however, it would almost be impossible to avoid exposure to this virus. There are almost 100 subtypes of hpv. Two of those types cause warts. ...Read more
Of course: By adult age, most people have the common oral herpes virus. The luckier ones don't get outbreaks on their lips, or only rarely get them. Kissing is a common way that herpes is transmitted orally (but a person will not catch the same herpes type 1, if she already caught it earlier in her life... however, she may get outbreaks from time to time) ...Read more
Probably not, but: Probably not, but it is not a good idea to do this...Probably more likely transmitted with mucous to mucous membrane contact...Best to avoid all but absolute mandatory contact with lesions until well healed.. ...Read more
? often can you kiss: Every incicent is an open invitation if the environment is right. Stay unfriendly a while. ...Read more
Yes: Several possible ways- (1) communal use of a meth pipe (2) reactivation of herpes infection in a pt who was previously infected (3) intimate mouth-to-mouth or genital contact with an infected partner, either who may not exercise appropriate judgement if they were high. (4) communal use of a needle if injecting meth and they " lick" the needle. ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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