Can I Get Std Disease From A Kiss

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stds and kissing

I saw a question about kissing but my issues and concerns right now is contracting other stds other than hiv...I kissed another man recently..actually he slid his tongue in my mouth but not very deep. Im concerned with catching other it...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...First of all, 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 Read more »

Kissing someone with another STD

Dear Ryan:I engaged in open mouth kissing with someone that had an STD other than AIDSShe said the... Read more »

Does Kissing and touching spread STD?

Hi Doctor, I went to several sex workers during the past two months and I just touch them,... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

How Do You Talk To Your Partners About HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)?

...There is no easy answer concerning how to talk to a partner about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Although many people find it easy tohave sex, they find it extremely difficult to talk about it. So how does onebegin? The Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cook County, Ill., Ranks High in Sexually Transmitted Disease: STD Treatment Costs U.S. Health Care System $16.4 Billion a Year

...than half the people who should be screened receive the recommended STD tests, CDC said. If left undiagnosed and untreated, STDs raise the risk of HIV infection. The report found large racial disparities in STD rates, reflecting a range of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Diagnoses and Mental Health Disparities Among Women Who Have Sex With Women Screened at an Urban Community Health Center, Boston, Mass., 2007

...have sex with men only (WSM)," the authors wrote. However, there is limited research on these indicators in conjunction with STDs and WSW sexual health. From July to December 2007, a retrospective chart review was performed on all female... Read more »
U.S. Public Health Service's Office on Women's Health

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) -- Overview

... What Is a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)? How Many People Have STDs? How Do You Get an STD? What Are the Symptoms of STDs? How Do You Get Tested for STDs? Read more »