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Can You Get Hepatitis From A Kiss?

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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 »

Hepatitis from kissing

Is it possible to contract Hepatitus B or C from kissing?. I recently found out that my ex... Read more »

Hepatitis B and french kissing

If I am a chrnonic carrier of Hepatitis B and engage in french kissing, is there a risk of... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...What are ways Hepatitis B is not spread? Hepatitis B virus is not spread by sharing eating utensils, breastfeeding, hugging, kissing, holding hands, coughing, or sneezing. Who is at risk for Hepatitis B? Although anyone can get Hepatitis... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...What are ways hepatitis C is not spread? Hepatitis C virus is not spread by sharing eating utensils, breastfeeding, hugging, kissing, holding hands, coughing, or sneezing. It is also not spread through food or water. Who is at risk for... Read more »
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Hepatitis C Transmission

...infectious. Semen and genital fluids may be infectious. As with HIV, you cannot transmit or catch hepatitis C by touching, kissing, hugging, or from sharing cutlery and crockery. Unlike HIV, which dies in a few minutes outside the body, HCV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for Health Professionals

...toothbrushes with an infected person HBV is not spread through food or water, sharing eating utensils, breastfeeding, hugging, kissing, hand holding, coughing, or sneezing. How long does HBV survive outside the body? HBV can survive... Read more »
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kiss

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 »

A question

Posted by Anonymous
...I know hiv isn't transmitted by saliva,but could i have got hepatitis b by french kissing or reciving oral sex,if no blood was there. Read more »

stressed out with the incident

Posted by john1976, 1 Reply
...had a very small blister on back of my tongue ad we kissed for some time no tongue to tongue contact only just lips with wet kissing . this was done just 5 to 15 minutes of kissing. i went back to my home and i checked my mouth and i could only... Read more »

Question about oral sex...

Posted by pozargie, 5 Replies
...embarrassed to ask.... I just wondering how risky can ORAL ANAL SEX..be... in others words for all of you to understand "a black kiss" Is it risky for the "giver" as well as for the "receiver"?? I read somewhere that it could be a risky... Read more »