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Can U Catch Hep C From Kissing

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Hepatitis C. Kiss with broken gums

Hello! Is it possible to get hepatitis c via kiss if both partners have some dental problems like stomatitis, broken gums and one of the partners has chronic hep c? Thank you!
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It would be extremely unlikely that this would cause transmission. Read more »

Hep C transmission from kissing partner

I am Hep C positive and recently I open mouth kissed a partner. I noticed after that a piece of a... Read more »

hep c and prolonged deep kissing

Is it possible to contract hep c from deep kissing -- open mouth, french kissing, where there is... Read more »
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OPEN MOUTH KISSING NIGHTMARE?

Posted by AussieDude, 4 Replies
...Can u get HIV from open mouth Kissing..If I have done Open mouth kissing with a Girl for 5 mins regularly.. With Clothes on.. I mean JUST KISSING.. PLease Tell Read more »

afraid to kiss

Posted by jessi_babe_xoxo, 2 Replies
...for so long who has aids, and i like him and he likes me. but i am afraid to do anything with him, even kiss him. i know that kissing is one of the lowest risks to get aids, but i am so scared about getting it. i read that one of the only ways is... Read more »

stressed out with the incident

Posted by john1976, 1 Reply
...when i came back home i turned my lips and very little blood came out . i spoke to the women after wards she said that she had hepatitis c and it cannot be transmitted this way . she said that she is hiv negative she has two healty kids and... Read more »

French kissing and more?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does French kissing (with gum inflammation but no bleeding)and vaginal penetration with the fingers(no cuts) pose a risk for HIV transmission? Read more »