Related Questions

Can you get mono even with out kissing anyone?

Yes. All you need for exposure is contact with the virus.This can be left transiently on surfaces like door handles, doors, etc. That you touch as part of your normal day. Adults randomly touch their face, nose or mouth a few times every hour and this can transfer the germ to a point where it can enter your system. Frequent hand washing helps avoid this mode of exposure. Read more...

My new girlfriend had mono some years ago, can I get mono by kissing her now?

Unlikely. People are most contagious in the first weeks of mono but their infectivity drops by a month or so for most. However, this is from a family of viruses well known to hibernate & reappear.She could shed virus off and on.The other issue is your own susceptibility.Many have this as an undiagnosed "viral" illness as kids and become immune. So your risk is small but there unknown factors at play. Read more...

I kissed someone who recently took a small sip out of a cup that someone with mono had been using. Am I at risk to get mono? What should I do?

Nothing . We are exposed everyday, the virus is ubiquitous, and most of us developed antibodies against it. Developing the disease itself depends on several factors, and not necessarily every exposure would result in a disease, good luck . Read more...