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Can you get HIV from kissing and oral sex?

Can you get HIV from kissing and oral sex?

HIV shouldn't: Occur from kissing. Hiv may be transmitted if infected fluids (semen, vaginal secretions, blood) come in contact w inflamed tissue/ sore/ulceration in throat or mouth. This is a rarer mode of transmission. ...Read more

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

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Can hiv transmitted by kissing vulva ??or fingring vagina??

Can hiv transmitted by kissing vulva ??or fingring vagina??

Yes: The vulva is made of skin and hair, but if contact was made with the mucous membranes of the vagina itself, then HIV can be transmitted mucous membrane(mouth) to mucous membrane.(vagina) ...Read more

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How common is getting syphilis through oral sex? And what other STD are passed on through oral sex? is it common to catch STD through oral sex?

How common is getting syphilis through oral sex? And what other STD are passed on through oral sex? is it common to catch STD through oral sex?

Any STD can be: transmitted through oral sex, including syphilis, if the other person is infected (which they may not know). Gonorrhea, chlamydia and HPV(human papilloma virus) are more common than syphilis these days and can be transmitted this way, This is why use of condoms for oral sex, as well as anal or vaginal sex is so important. ...Read more

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Can you transmitt oral gonorrhea by sharing drinks and cigarettes?

Get tested: If you don't think you fell victim to a prank, you may want to have a swab done from your pharynx. I think the likelihood is low, but the only way to be sure is by getting tested. ...Read more

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I recently French kissed someone. Could chlamydia, syphilis, and/or gonorrhea been transmitted to me? Can any STDs be transmitted by saliva exchange a

Technically yes: std's travel through fluids. The person in question could have transmitted gonorrhea or chlamydiabut they'd have oral infections first. Same with herpes lesion. Syphillis less likely. So to answer "could" any be transmitted? Yes. But common? No. ...Read more

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Is std passed from hand touching genitals to touching other partners genitals?

Is std passed from hand touching genitals to touching other partners genitals?

Sometimes: STDs such as herpes and HPV are transmitted via contact of the skin and so you have to be careful. Condoms are helpful but not 100%. It's important to have a conversation with your partner about their risk when engaging in sexual practices. ...Read more

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Can a monogamous and std/hiv tested (healthy and clean) couple contract hiv if they engage in unprotected sex?

Can a monogamous and std/hiv tested (healthy and clean) couple contract hiv if they engage in unprotected sex?

Not from sex: HIV can only be transmitted sexually when one of the people involved is a carrier of the virus. If neither of you are HIV positive and have no other partners then you can not contract HIV from intercourse with that person. ...Read more

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Is kissing safe if both partners have no STDs or infections? Does kissing is an oral sex?

Is kissing safe if both partners have no STDs or infections? Does kissing is an oral sex?

Safe: Kissing is safe if both partners are free of any contagious illnesses. Not sure what kissing is an oral sex means, you may need to rephrase the question? ...Read more

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Can you only get genital herpes from sex and oral sex?

Can you only get genital herpes from sex and oral sex?

Pretty much: Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease-so something sexual must be going on. These days, it's not like the 1950s, so sometimes HSV1 and HSV2 can get a little mixed up. (The first virus is the cold sore virus, and the second one is classically associated with genital herpes, but now the 2 can interchange a bit depending on the activity). Herpes is very infectious BTW-talk/take precautions ...Read more

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Can you still sexually transmit HSV 1 through oral sex?

Can you still sexually transmit HSV 1 through oral sex?

Yes: You can, though by the time people become sexually active, they've often already been infected with hsv-1. ...Read more

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Can stis be contracted through kissing?

Can stis be contracted through kissing?

Seldom if ever: Possibly herpes simplex, but this would be on the tissue of the oral cavity and unless you were kissing elsewhere this would not be possible. ...Read more

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Is HIV transmitted by lip to lip kiss and closed mouth kiss?

Is HIV transmitted by lip to lip kiss and closed mouth kiss?

No: This just doesn't happen. In the old days before effective treatment, family members never infected one another just by kissing. ...Read more

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Can you catch chlamydia from oral sex?

Can you catch chlamydia from oral sex?

Yes: Chlamydial infections of the throat have been well documented. Use safe sexual practices when performing and receiving oral sex. ...Read more

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