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Can You Get Hepatitis From A Kiss?

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Hepatitis from kissing

Is it possible to contract Hepatitus B or C from kissing?. I recently found out that my ex girlfriend has both. Should I get tested? ...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
Only if there is blood involved ,and broken mucosas,that can allow the virus to enter the other person bloodstream .... Read more »

Hepatitis C. Kiss with broken gums

Hello! Is it possible to get hepatitis c via kiss if both partners have some dental problems like... Read more »

Hepatitis B from Kissing?

Can you get Hepatitis B from prolonged sessions of kissing (mouth to mouth only)?... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

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San Francisco General Hospital

A Kiss Is Just a Kiss

If you were anywhere near a television set last summer, you inevitably heard about that case of HIV infection that appears to have resulted from kissing and kissing alone. And, admit it -- the news gave you at least a moment's pause. You couldn't... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C Prevention

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HIV i-Base

Hepatitis C Transmission

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
from what i can get about half of the websites, hotlines(cdc, and colorado hiv hotline, for example) believe french kissing is risky, and should consider testing. other sites and the GMHC hotline say no risk, kiss away...anyone want to add to my... Read more »

Hepatitis B and C

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Searching for some info here I became aware about the possibility of being infected with other things apart from HIV. I have some questions that are not well answered here or in another sites.

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can you get aids from kissing ?

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Posted by anotherAnon
I know that kissing itself is considered to be a low-risk activity, but I recently kissed someone of unknown status, and we realized he had a bleeding (yes, bleeding) cut inside his lip. I am freaking out. Is this risky???

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