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Getting 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 »

kiss n hepatitis b

can a person get hepatitis b infection by kissing chronic hepatitis b positive person 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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FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

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Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

...vaginal fluid, so genital fluids may be infectious. Saliva and tears are not. HCV, like HIV, cannot be transmitted by touching, kissing, hugging, sharing eating utensils, or drinking from the same glass. However, unlike HIV, which dies in less... 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 »

stressed out with the incident

Posted by john1976, 1 Reply
...knew just few hours back with my business associates. she has a family . i 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... 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 »

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 »