Infectious mononucleosis = kissing disease?

Kissing. Epstein barr virus the cause of mononucleosis is spread by kissing. Once you are infected you shead virus in your saliva for 18 months, long after you've recovered.
See details. Infectious Mononucleosis (IM) = Epstein-Bar Virus(EBV) primarily spread by saliva and could stay in oorpharynx up to 18 months. But could also occurs sexually. Studies unable to discriminate EBV was acquired orally or genitally or which one has higher risks.
Mononucleosis. Yes it is also called kissing disease as the eb virus is present in saliva and can infect the kissing partner.

Related Questions

How is infectious mononucleosis serology diagnosed?

Mono serology. You can do a spot test for heterophile antibody or send the blood to lab for it.You can also send the blood for epstrin barr antigen which is not normally present in blood.You can also do immunoglobulin m(igm)test which shows acute infection.Igg will be positive for past infection with mononucleosis. Read more...

How is infectious mononucleosis serology interpreted?

Surprise. When the serology test was first used it was thought to be diagnostic. Eventually it was found that most people were positive. It appears that the eb virus is an opportunist organism that is "waiting in the wings" for some body chemistry that provides its advantage. Then the serology titre (concentrration) goes up as the organism becomes active. Read more...

If I had infectious mononucleosis and it went away, is there a chance that I get it again this semester?

Relapse of mononucle. Even though you can get a relapse og mononucleosis, you can not predict when it will happen and ifit will happen.Even thogh there is possibility of relapse you dont have to worry that you will get it back next semester.Do not worry in all probabilities it will not happen. Read more...

If I had infectious mononucleosis and it went away, is there a chance that I actually have herpes instead?

No. Herpes and mono are unrelated clinically. Having one is independent if the other. Read more...
Likely just mono. I am guessing that you've developed sores or ulcers in your mouth or other sensitive areas. Mono can cause extremely painful ulcers in the mouth or genital area. While it's possible to be infected with both epstein-barr virus (the typical cause of mono) and herpes at the same time, it is more likely that the sores or ulcers are due to the mono, assuming that mono was correctly diagnosed. Read more...

What is the probability of having Mumps more than once? Are Mumps symptoms very similar to Infectious Mononucleosis?

Not likely. But you may want to have your MMR titers checked to see if you are immune and may need booster shot. Both diseases are viral but from different viruses. Symptoms can overlap or may present differently. Have your doctor evaluate you if not done already. Best of luck. Read more...

What are the chances of having Mumps more than once? If it's not Mumps, could it be Infectious Mononucleosis? Are symptoms similar?

Extremely rare. Unless you have some type of immune deficiency, you are not going to get mumps twice. Swelling of the neck glands can happen with both mumps and mono, but it can also happen with bacterial parotitis or a blocked salivary gland. You may need some lab work after a good exam to determine what is what and then how to treat your specific condition. Read more...
Highly unlikely. to get mumps twice. If you are having swollen glands in your neck see your doctor for a workup. Read more...