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Can I kiss someone on the mouth without giving them hepatitis b?

Can I kiss someone on the mouth without giving them hepatitis b?

Give partner vaccine: It is uncommon to pass hepb by kissing, but it is possible. So, a non-immune partner can get the vaccine (usually 3 shots) and be protected. Doctors usually check the blood for antibodies before and after vaccination. Hepb is in the blood. If both partners have some cracks or scrapes on the lips or inside the mouth, any canker sores, or any bleeding gums, then hepb can be passed. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Does hepatitis C get transferred to another person by kissing on the mouth?

Does hepatitis C get transferred to another person by kissing on the mouth?

Herpes can be: Herpes is highly transmissible. If someone has a cold sore (herpes simplex type 1 usually) and they kiss someone, this infection can be transmitted. Hepatitis c virus cannot be transmitted by kissing. It is not even transmitted via heterosexual intercourse in most circumstances. Small amounts of blood transmit hcv. ...Read more

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Did hepatitis b infect another person through mouth kissing, ?If the other is a chronic carrier ..Im confused as IG mucous contains this virus or not

Did hepatitis b infect another person through mouth kissing, ?If the other is a chronic carrier ..Im confused as IG mucous contains this virus or not

Unclear: Hep b is not by oral/fecal route transmission like hep a. The virus is present in the saliva but whether it can be transmitted by ingestion is unclear. It can be transmitted if there are open areas or sores in the mouth while deep kissing, like in those with braces. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis a be trasmitted through saliva (like kissing or sharing food/water)?

Can hepatitis a be trasmitted through saliva (like kissing or sharing food/water)?

Yes: Any contact with body fluids can transmit hepatitis a from one who carries the virus to another that does not have the virus. ...Read more

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DRS, i have chronic hepatitis b since 5 years. can i infect someone by lip kissing or sexual intercourse ?

DRS, i have chronic hepatitis b  since 5 years. can i infect someone by lip kissing or sexual intercourse ?

Yes: Hepatitis B infections are present throughout the world, but are more common in certain population groups. As many people travel worldwide, it is so important that every person gets vaccinated against Hep B. That means every person, with rare exceptions. The key is getting to know one's friend well enough to talk about these things before kissing (avoids transmitting Hep B and then apologizing). ...Read more

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I'm an older virgin(30's) just diagnosed with CMV (the cause of my sudden hepatitis). How is this possible with no sex of any kind or kissing??

I'm an older virgin(30's) just diagnosed with CMV (the cause of my sudden hepatitis). How is this possible with no sex of any kind or kissing??

CMV reactivation: CMV hepatitis can be due either to a new CMV infection or, more often, reactivation of an old infection. CMV can be sexually transmitted, but it's not the most common way. 90% of all people get CMV in childhood, sometimes when born if their moms are carriers; or from other children. Your doctors probably can do testing to see if your problem is a new CMV infection or reactivation of an old one. ...Read more

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Can you get hepatitis C from French kissing?

Can you get hepatitis C from French kissing?

Nope: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is only known to be transmitted by direct blood contact. Even intercourse doesn't do it, even though hep C is often mischaracterized as an STD. (The frequency of HCV is no higher in the sex partners of infected people, if they don't also share drug injection equipment or otherwise have blood exposure.) There is no known risk via saliva or kissing. ...Read more

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My girlfriend is so hot and fine that i wanna kiss her, but she has hepatitis c. Can i be infected?

My girlfriend is so hot and fine that i wanna kiss her, but she has hepatitis c. Can i be infected?

After the kiss?: It is not a good idea to have an exchange of body fluids. A simple kiss may or may not be harmful, but are you sure you can stop at a simple kiss? ...Read more

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