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Is Hepatitis Spread Through Kissing

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Does Kissing and touching spread STD?

Hi Doctor, I went to several sex workers during the past two months and I just touch them, kissed them on the mouth and head area and neck, and just suck their breasts.( but do not notice any blood or sores) My quetion is, may I...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is possible, but unlikely. The most likely way to transmit a sexually transmitted infection is through genital contact. Unless your genitals came into direct contact with your partner's genital area or mouth, you should not be worrying about... Read more »

To Kiss or Not to Kiss?

In reading through these questions, I am becoming dazed & confused. One person in August was told that it was okay to kiss their partner with HCV, but I just read another answer where the person was advised to wash their utensils due to the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It is important to understand that while these viruses have been detected in saliva, there is NO clear cut proof that the infections are transmitted through this route. Kissing does not spread hepatitis viruses. Unprotected sex and injection drug... Read more »

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Can Hepatitis be exchanged during kissing! what are the chances.......
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Hepatitis A is spread through contaminated food and water.Hepatitis B and C are spread through blood to blood exposures so kissing is definitely safe.... Read more »

Can hiv spread by kissing over a pimple ?

Hello Richard Cordova,I wanted to get your feedback about the recent situation of mine ( 5days back). I happened to open-mouth kissed a girl who works at a brothel. Thou i did not have any open sores in my mouth, i had a small pimple on my upper...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:This would not be a risk for HIV. Unless she was bleeding profusely from the mouth, this would not even be a remote risk. In health,Richard... Read more »
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HIV Through Open Mouth Kissing

Posted by Charlie505, 2 Replies
I had an open mouth kissing for about 20 secs with a girl of unknown hiv status, after that i am getting back to back mild sore throat and white tounge for 2 months which is still there, i got worried and got 5 hiv test following from 6,8,10,12,and... Read more »

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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 »

Spitting Spreads HIV, believes 1 out of 10

Posted by bartleby, 2 Replies
according to BBC News, a recent report finds that 1 out of 10 people in the UK still think HIV can be transmitted through spitting or kissing. even more alarming is that 1 out of 5 don't know it can be spread between a man and woman. Read more »

In 80's, Fear Spread Faster Than AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
The New York Times, June 15, 2001, Page B1

The Big City: In 80's, Fear Spread Faster Than AIDS

By JOHN TIERNEY

IN July of 1988, at the height of the AIDS epidemic, the estimated number
of cases in New York City suddenly plummeted. The city health... Read more »