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french
Jan 7, 2002

can i get hiv or other std fron french kissing? if yes , which std can i get?

Response from Mr. Kull

Getting an STD from kissing is not all that common. Certain sexually transmitted diseases can be transmitted through kissing if the STD can manifest itself orally and/or in oral fluids. Herpes can manifest orally--more commonly identified as cold sores--and be transmitted to another person, most likely when there are active sores. Hepatitis B virus is found in semen, saliva, blood and mucous, so it is possible to transmit HBV through kissing (unless you've been vaccinated against Hepatitis B). Other STDs that are less likely to be transmitted through kissing are HPV (warts) and syphilis.

Please read through the Sexually Transmitted Disease Basics (http://thebody.com/safesex/stdbasics.html) at The Body for more detailed information on STDs.

RMK



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