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I have HPV so when I kiss and hug my parents or kids mean that will transmit the HPV to them? I am afraid of related cancers so when and how I can test

I have HPV so when I kiss and hug my parents or kids mean that will transmit the HPV to them? I am afraid of related cancers so when and how I can test

Learn the facts: There are dozens of different strains of HPV and everybody has a few of them. Some cause common warts, some put you at risk for cancer of the sex organs, and these cancers can be managed fairly easily if you stay alert. The sexual ones are transmitted sexually. Your kids need to be hugged. Your parents need to be hugged. And you deserve the happiness of being a family man. ...Read more

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Afraid to kiss boyfriend in front of parents?

Afraid to kiss boyfriend in front of parents?

PDA: Acts of physical intimacy in view of your parents will always be unnerving. You maybe over estimating how your parents will act if they are able get to know him and his background/family/culture. Hugging & kissing is sometimes construed as exhibitionism by parents (who feel acts should be performed in more private settings). Communicate with your parents re:discomfort & your fear will disappear! ...Read more

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Are there any stds passed by drinking after someone or pecking/kissing a parent?

Are there any stds passed by drinking after someone or pecking/kissing a parent?

None: STDs are not transmitted by drinking after someone or pecking/kissing a parent. STDs are transmitted with direct contact of vaginal, penile or anal secretions with mouth, vagina or penis. The best way to prevent STD transmission is to use male or female condoms when having sex. ...Read more

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My son's girlfriend's parents has the stomach bug, she isn't showing symptoms yet and her and my son kissed. What are the odds of him catching it?

My son's girlfriend's parents has the stomach bug, she isn't showing symptoms yet and her and my son kissed. What are the odds of him catching it?

No idea: But good hand washing by all parties is crucial. (And maybe you want to get your profile to match your question. You talk about your son, but your profile says you are fourteen! I'm guessing you are asking about yourself. Hmm?) ...Read more

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Can An Hiv+ women date an Hiv- guy and kiss and get married and have kids?

Can An Hiv+ women date an Hiv- guy and kiss and get married and have kids?

Yes indeed!: With proper medical care, HIV infections can be very well controlled, with near normal life span and little or no risk of transmission to sex partners or, for women, to their babies. But this is possible only with high quality medical care by a doctor or clinic with lots of experience in managing HIV infections; and will careful adherence to treatment, follow-up clinic visits, etc. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you get mononucleosis as a child even if you haven't kissed a teenager?

Can you get mononucleosis as a child even if you haven't kissed a teenager?

Yes: Mononucleosis is caused by a virus and also transmitted by sharing drinks and close contact at any age. ...Read more

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I just got my first coldsore. I'm really scared. Is it common? Can I get married, have kids and kiss them? How can I continue in life?

I just got my first coldsore. I'm really scared. Is it common? Can I get married, have kids and kiss them? How can I continue in life?

Relax: It's relatively common. Off course you can get married, have kids, and continue life. You just don't kiss or contact other mucous membranes when you have the lesions. There are medications your physician can give you during an outbreak as well. ...Read more

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My husband found out yesterday he's got Bell's palsy he afraid to kiss me or our child thinking we will get it or the virus that causes it. Panic?

My husband found out yesterday he's got Bell's palsy he afraid to kiss me or our child thinking we will get it or the virus that causes it. Panic?

Bell's palsy...: ...is often (not always) from herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) afftecting the facial nerve. If he has recurrent oral herpes (cold sores, fever blisters), he could transmit HSV1 at those times. Otherwise litle or no risk of passing it on and he doesn't need to avoid kissing you or anyone else. You and your child could have blood tests to see if already have HSV1; if so, you can't get it again. ...Read more

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My wife has shingles she finished her medicine I have had chicken pox as as a kid. Can we get romantic can I catch shingles by heavy kissing or sex

My wife has shingles she finished her medicine I have had chicken pox as as a kid. Can we get romantic can I catch shingles by heavy kissing or sex

Shingles: Shingles comes only in people who once had chicken pox. You can catch chicken pox, usually as a child, if you are exposed to another child whol is sick and never had before, but you can't catch shingles, because it comes only in people who were cured of chicken pox, and often many years later. There is a vaccine for chicken pox, for children, and a vaccine for older people to prevent shingles. ...Read more

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I just found out that my mom has an active h pylori infection. She spends a lot of time w/ my kids. Can they get it easily from kissing her on lips?

I just found out that my mom has an active h pylori infection. She spends a lot of time w/ my kids. Can they get it easily from kissing her on lips?

No.: There is no evidence that h pylori is passed between members of a household - even those with "intimate" contact. You don't need to worry about your kids. ...Read more

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Can a parent choose not to get they child vaccinated?

Can a parent choose not to get they child vaccinated?

Yes, but. . .: This is a free country, so unless there is a major epidemic, people may choose to not get vaccines. However, all children are expected to be vaccinated because they can be harmed or killed by diseases, their diseases can infect other people living next door, the diseases are easily preventable, and since america is an equitable society, all children must share in the minuscule risks of vaccines. ...Read more

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Do children get herpes from their own parents?

Do children get herpes from their own parents?

Depends: Genital herpes can pass during labor/delivery to a newborn but this often results in severe disease or death. If a kid got genital herpes it would be a finding of sexual abuse. Kids could get a cold sore if the parent passed this by kissing them while shedding the germ. ...Read more

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Might it be that a a child get cancer if parent had one?

Might it be that a a child get cancer if parent had one?

Cancer & Genes: There are certain cancers that have a genetic link, and can occur in families. But except in rare instances, it is not certain that the child of a cancer patient will suffer the same illness. This is a complex issue, and new research is being done every year. Talk with your doctor about your concerns, and get genetic testing if your doctor recommends it. Get answers and you will feel better. ...Read more

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How likely is it a child will get the exact same mental disorder as one of her parents?

How likely is it a child will get the exact same mental disorder as one of her parents?

Possible: Mental illness, like all medical conditions, are inherited to some extent. We know a lot about the inheritance if some illnesses, while we know very little about others. Depending on the illness in question, the inheritance pattern may be known. Consult your doctor for a specific answer. ...Read more

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Should parents stay together "for the sake of the children" when they cannot get along? @drpam

Should parents stay together "for the sake of the children" when they cannot get along? @drpam

Hard Question: I do not think that there is a scientifically researched answer. But my belief is that the stress of a strained relationship may outweigh the benefits of staying together. However, I would exhaust all therapeutic and counseling modalities before the final split. ...Read more

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