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Will Kissing Someone Who Has Chlamydia Infect Me

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reinfections, Persistent Infections, and New Infections After General Population Screening for Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection in The Netherlands

The authors conducted a cross-sectional study among a subsample of participants in a population-based screening in urban and rural areas of the Netherlands to determine the rate of new infections, reinfections or persistent infections with Chlamydia... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chlamydia Trachomatis Infections in Norway, 1986 to 2006, Surveillance Data

"The number of Chlamydia trachomatis infections in Norway has been increasing for the last years. A new and enhanced surveillance system was implemented in 2005 to meet the challenges faced by the increasing number of cases," the report's authors... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection in a Subgroup of Young Men in the UK

Few data are available about frequency of Chlamydia trachomatis infection among men in the United Kingdom in settings outside of genitourinary medicine clinics. The largest study, in conjunction with the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and... Read more »
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Kissing Safety

Can I get chlamydia and gonorrhea from deep kissing?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It seems highly unlikely. I am not aware of any information out there that suggests gonorrhea or chlamydia can be transmitted from any sort of mouth-to-mouth contact.RMK... Read more »

could i get chlamydia

There is this girl at school and she and I are mutually interested in each other. There are rumors, just rumors that she might have chlamydia. Now I am not stupid enough to have sex with her, since it is high risk. But could I get it from her be...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I don't know if this girl has chlamydia or not, but I do know one thing: kids at school can be pretty cruel. Besides, that rumor sounds quite circumspect. If this girl was diagnosed with chlamydia by a healthcare professional, I would assume... Read more »

chlamydia

Mr. Kull;Since there was no response, I am asking this question a second time. I hope you'll be able to answer.For STDs such as chlamydia and gonorrhea, I understand that transmission can occur via oral sex and LIVE in the throat. Given these...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is important to make a distinction between chlamydia and gonorrhea infections in the throat as opposed to the mouth (which you do), because these infections do not cause infection in the mouth. Chlamydia and gonorrhea are not transmitted through... Read more »

Transmission of chlamydia and HIV

Hi Dr. Bob,I haven't been to The Body in awhile, but I have a couple of questions - and I would bet my grandmother there's nothing like this in the archives. I'll try to stick to the bare bones of the story.I'm a HIV+ gay man,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You would "bet your grandmother" there is nothing like your question in the archives? Oh brave, brave man. Do you have any idea how extensive and crazed the archives are? OK, so let's see, your story involves a short muscular inked... Read more »
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Can you catch chlamydia orally by someone who has rectal chlamydia?

Posted by chrono5, 2 Replies
I've just been treated for rectal chlamydia, but I have a partner who we both have never had anal sex with, but he has given me oral sex. I haven't told him just yet because I found out today and I'm waiting until he is back, but I was wondering... Read more »

kissing & receiveing oral

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i just called the CDC hotline on kissing & receiving oral sex. They said there is NO RISK with those activities...they then mentioned that unless there was blood mixed in the saliva there is no risk...

Should i get tested for HIV based on an... Read more »

Scared I got infected from french kissing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if it is possible to get infected through french kissing. I was making out with this person and before anything else happened she told me that she had hiv. Also if I caught it from her would I have had some symptoms by now? It was 7... Read more »

How many have been infected through kissing with blood.

Posted by caman1313, 2 Replies
Why is kissing with bleeding gums not a risk? Do we just not mention this since we don't want to create fear and panic. There has to be evidence supporting the risk. Read more »