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Why hep c can't be transmitted through saliva while hep b can ?

Why hep c can't be transmitted through saliva while hep b can ?

That's the nature...: "That's the nature of the beast," as people say. It is just that way. Different germs have different ways of getting you. It depends on things like how well a germ survives in certain parts of one's body, how well they multiply there, how many there are, and then traits like how infectious or how contagious they are, how well our immune defenses are in various bodily parts, etc... ...Read more

Saliva (Definition)

The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more


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Aside from blood, can hep c be transmitted through saliva and other body fluids?

Aside from blood, can hep c be transmitted through saliva and other body fluids?

Yes: Hep c is a readily transmitted disease. It can even be transmitted from contaminated objects. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get hep C or HIV if you have cracked/chapped skin which gets exposed to someone's saliva who may be infected with these viruses?

Is it possible to get hep C or HIV if you have cracked/chapped skin which gets exposed to someone's saliva who may be infected with these viruses?

Yes: your skin is an incredible "force field" to the environment. Unfortunately, any break or crack in the skin may be a possible route of infection. This is why it is very important to treat dry, cracked skin. ...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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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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Can PRE ejaculate mixed with saliva that passes over a sore on lip pose a substantial risk of HIV transmission?

Can PRE ejaculate mixed with saliva that passes over a sore on lip pose a substantial risk of HIV transmission?

Depends: There is only a risk if the pre-ejaculate comes from a person with HIV. If the ejaculating person does not have HIV, there is no risk. If he does have HIV, then there is a small risk. If you are not sure, you should get tested. ...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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I have hep c. I have not been exposed to any way of transmission. I think i got sick from eating raw meat and that derived to hep. C. What can I do?

I have hep c. I have not been exposed to any way of transmission. I think i got sick from eating raw meat and that derived to hep. C. What can I do?

See liver specialist: Hepatitis c therapy has improved tremendously over the past couple years, and there are many newer therapies being studied currently that might be available within the next 18 months, leading to better cure rates. I recommend you go see a liver specialist to discuss your options. ...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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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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Hepatitis A (Definition)

It is a viral infection of your liver usually food born that will resolve over time with ...Read more