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Mode of spread of gastrointestinal infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello i had the stomach flu about three weeks ago. my bofiend got it about a week later. he seems to think that he can get the stomach flu through giving me oral sex. can he contract the flu or other symptoms through giving me oral sex? i thought it was mostly transmitted by kissing and using the same cups, touching door knobs etc. i now have not been sick for three weeks and he is still afraid that he will get sick via oral sex. please give me your professional advice on this. thank you
Doctor :   HI
Doctor :   Let me read the query.
Doctor :   Hi, gastrointestinal infection spread by water and other food contamination and not by sexual means.
User :   what about kissing, touching etc
Doctor :   The infection is not transmitted by kissing or touching.
User :   i thought it was spread through saliva
Doctor :   Saliva is relatively sterile for infections and does not transmit the infections causing your symptoms.
Doctor :   It spreads purely by the food you eat and water you drink.
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