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

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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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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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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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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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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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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If i had oral gonnorhea and i kiss someone on the cheek what can happen?

If i had oral gonnorhea and i kiss someone on the cheek what can happen?

Nothing: There should be no transfer with just a kiss on the cheek. That being said, you should get treated; it is a single dose of an intramuscular injection. ...Read more

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