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What are the chances of STDs through kissing?

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Dr. S. Murugan

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Practicing since :1974

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Posted on Mon, 11 Aug 2014 in Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Question: Is it possible to get any diseases from kissing alone? Not open mouth. What diseases specifically/
Answered by Dr. S. Murugan 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
HSV 1 can be transmitted through kissing.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to HCM.
Thanks for posting your query.

Herpes Simplex Type 1 infection (Cold sore or fever sore) can be transmitted throgh kissing. Moreover if there is any other infection or ulcer obviously seen over the partner also can be transmitted through kissing.

Otherwise kissing is safe only.
DR S.Murugan
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. S. Murugan 2 hours later
Any other sexually transmitted diseases from kissing only?
Answered by Dr. S. Murugan 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Syphilis, other ulcerative STD can be transmitted

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back.
As I mentioned already, any infection (STD or Non STD) manifest with lesions over lip, Example Syphilis in primary or secondary stage can be transmitted. Rare presentation of any other ulcerative STDs can also be transmitted through kissing. Certain non-infectious ulcerative conditions of lip like avitaminosis, phemphigus, lupus erythematosis, XXXXXXX Johnson's syndrome etc would spread through Kissing.
I hope you got the point.
Dr S.Murugan
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