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Doctor insights on: Role Of Kissing In Fecal Oral Transmission

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Transmission (Definition)

In medicine and biology, transmission is the passing of a communicable disease from an infected host individual or group to a conspecific individual or group, regardless of whether the other individual was previously infected. Sometimes transmission can specifically mean infection of ...Read more


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If someone has a stomach bug, in theory if I kiss them would I be safe, since these germs are generally only transmitted via the fecal-oral route?

If someone has a stomach bug, in theory if I kiss them would I be safe, since these germs are generally only transmitted via the fecal-oral route?

No: The virus would be found along the entire intestinal tract which communicates with the mouth. So although you are correct that most transmission is fecal-oral, there is oral-oral transmission. ...Read more

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Drs.I have kissed my gf deeply on mouth.I hve hep b. What are the chances of transmission..Is she in high risk?

Drs.I have kissed my gf deeply on mouth.I hve hep b. What are the chances of transmission..Is she in high risk?

Not high, but possib: Hepatitis b (hbv) is 50 to 100 times easier to transmit sexually than hiv. Hbv has been found in vaginal secretions, saliva, and semen. The chance of transmission with deep kissing is unknown, as no infections have been definitively documented after exposure to infected saliva. If not done, i recommend your girlfriend get vaccinated to hbv, the risk will be reduced to almost zero, even with sex. ...Read more

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I've read transmission of hpylori via saliva and kissing is rare is this true?

Thanks for asking!: Yes that would be rare. Love should help with relieving your symptoms will antibiotics will take care of the infection. Keep kissing. ...Read more

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HIV and HEP c transmission same time from one sloppy kiss?

HIV and HEP c transmission same time from one sloppy kiss?

No: Kissing does not transmit HIV or Hep c unless blood from the infected person enters a break in the skin or mucous membranes of the uninflected person. ...Read more

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Hi drs, i hve kissed my gf deeply (mouth).I hve hep b.Is there any chance of transmission .Im very much afraid.I hve tonsil stones too.

Heb Transmission: Hepatitis b can be transmitter by sweat and saliva in addition to sexual transmission. Tonsil stones, also known as tonsilliths are unrelated. It is a recurrent condition related to the shape of one's tonsils and the likelihood of a fragment of food being stuck in a groove of the tonsil tissue. Gargle after eating to reduce the risk and reduce bad breath. ...Read more

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Hello. I am a 25 years old male. I would like to ask if HIV transmission is possible during handjob with use of saliva as lube along with kissing. ?

Unlikely: The risk of acquiring HIV from the actions you described is low. See this site for information on HIV transmission. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/transmission.html ...Read more

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Bit my lip, broken skin & trace bleeding. Risk of blood-borne disease (HIV, hep, etc.) transmission to/from partner in deep kissing?

A small risk: yes there would be a small risk. you should have testing if there is a concern the partner has these infections. ...Read more

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Can HPV be passed by kissing? Or a male giving oral for a female ? If yes can HPV go away on its own?

Can HPV be passed by kissing? Or a male giving oral for a female ? If yes can HPV go away on its own?

HPV: Yes to all of your questions. Hpv does clear on it's own (with your body's help and immune system) about 70% of the time. And please get the gardisil hpv vaccine! ...Read more

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My boyfriend kissed me and then performed oral sex after i had applied viroxyn - should I be concerned?

My boyfriend kissed me and then performed oral sex after i had applied viroxyn - should I be concerned?

Yes!: Vyroxin will cause no harm, but the herpes you are treating can easily be passed with kissing, or oral sex, and he can become permanently infected. With herpes. ...Read more

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How likely is it to get herpes if I have an early coldsore and my partner kissed me lightly then gave me oral?

How likely is it to get herpes if I have an early coldsore and my partner kissed me lightly then gave me oral?

Increased risk: Herpes simplex from a cold sore is quite contagious. Kissing is a good way to pass the virus and infect your partner. If he then performs oral sex on you, he can transmit the virus to your genital area. 30% of genital herpes is due to HSV 1 commonly causing cold sores. You can also auto innoculate, if you touch your lips and then later go to the restroom and accidentally touch the genital area. ...Read more

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My boyfriend was bit by a possibly rabid animal yesterday. Last night we kissed quite a bit and I gave him oral sex. Could I contract it through him?

My boyfriend was bit by a possibly rabid animal yesterday. Last night we kissed quite a bit and I gave him oral sex.  Could I contract it through him?

No risk, no worries: Rabies is not transmitted until the infected persons has had it quite a while. Even if your boyfriend caught rabies, you couldn't catch it from him for at least a few weeks. Even then, human to human transmission is exceedingly rare, if it happens at all. Of course your bf needs to see a doctor (or speak with the health department) ASAP about the bite and whether he needs rabies shots. ...Read more

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Could i give someone oral thrush by kissing?

Could i give someone oral thrush by kissing?

Not usually: Oral thrush in an adult usually means some compromise in immunity. The microbes that cause it are actually normal flora. ...Read more

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Could an oral hsv2 infection be spread to another person by kissing?

Could an oral hsv2 infection be spread to another person by kissing?

HSV1 and HSV2: We used to consider hsv1 as being above the waist and hsv2 as being below the waist but that has changed and we see both strains of the virus above and below the waist. In other words...Yes. ...Read more

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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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Can you get oral herpes from kissing someone with oral herpes?

Can you get oral herpes from kissing someone with oral herpes?

Yes: There are 2 main Herpes simplex viruses, HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV-1 causes the common cold sores, whereas HSV-2 is genital herpes. If one performs oral sex, they can certainly get Genital herpes (HSV-2) on the oral area. Either way, the HSV viruses can be contagious. Hope this helps. ...Read more