Doctor insights on:
Kissing And St Ds
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
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
HIV is hard to get: Nope. Absolutely not.Get a more detailed answer ›
How often do asymptomatic STDs occur? Had unprotected oral sex with prostitutes. What STDs can be caught from penis to mouth oral sex?
Are STDs transmitted only by sexual contact or by mixing blood? Which STDs are only sexually transmitted?
Yes: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can a monogamous and std/hiv tested (healthy and clean) couple contract hiv if they engage in unprotected 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
Can i get any STD other than herpes type 1 from kissing? no bleeding, open, cuts were in my mouth. open mouth deep kissing encounter with stranger
No: This just doesn't happen. In the old days before effective treatment, family members never infected one another just by kissing. ...Read more