A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Diseases transmitted through kissing

Resolved Question:

Hi, one day my parents caught me kissing my boyfriend. They scolded me badly and told that I might put myself on the risk of ailments like AIDS even by kissing alone. I was thinking I was being safe by not having sex! i was wondering can kissing also make you suffer from such ailments? If yes, how?

Category: Community

Ask Your Own Question

Category: Family Physician-GP
Dr. John Fuller is online now

Expert:  Dr. John Fuller replied 4 Days.


Thanks for contacting us. Kissing offer many health benefits but may also transmit a small number of diseases causing bacteria and viruses.

Examples of illnesses caused by Viruses that can be transmitted by kissing include colds, glandular fever, hepatitis B, herpes infection and warts.

Warts in mouth can be spread through kissing, especially if there are areas of recent trauma.

Glandular fever is also known as kissing fever. It is a common term for a viral infection called infectious mononucleosis, caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. The virus is spread through saliva and infection occurs through contact.

Examples of illnesses of caused by bacteria includes tooth decay and meningococcal disease.   Meningococcal disease is a life-threatening condition which includes meningitis, inflammation of membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord, and septicaemia. These bacteria can be spread through direct contact via droplets.

Dr. John Fuller
Category: Family Physician-GP
MD - New York Institute of Technology, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship, Family Medicine - Lutheran Medical Center
Residency, Family Medicine - The Mount Sinai Hospital
Dr. John Fuller and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

Make informed and better medical decisions.

We believe that getting medical questions answered and getting qualified opinions from certified Doctors should be easier.

Specialists from
UK, US, Ind,
Aus & NZ

48000+ consults
in 2015

98.1% Satisfied

100% Satisfaction

How it works

  • Submit question, upload files, if any
  • Consult is assigned to a specialist
  • Doctor replies, Mean response time: 2 hours
  • Intimation by email, ask follow-ups

Recommendations based on

About DoctorSpring.com

Doctor Spring is a novel online Doctor consultation platform where you can get your medical questions answered by leading Doctors. Just Submit your question and rest assured that you will consult a Doctor easily. Once you submit the question, the Doctor from the concerned specialty will reply within hours. You can always ask more questions or add details with follow-up question options and make it an online doctor chat. You may use this service to consult a specialty or for getting medical second opinion. All paid services come with a MEDNET quality assurance and 100% money back guarantee.

DoctorSpring in News


Make informed and better medical decisions.

Close x

Your account has been deleted.

PS: You can unsubscribe from emails from DoctorSpring, by going to
Unsubscribe link provided in them.