4 Types Of STDs That Can Spread Through Kissing


The word STD is used to describe a condition passed from one individual to another to a certain contact. The contact differs as their is so many ways a person can contact this type of disease. However, a very big number of these diseases or infections pass through intercourse or genital fluids. Surprisingly some of these infections can be passed through kissing or other contact that involves sores and fluids. This news channel will discuss down a number of STDs that can be transmitted through kissing.

According to scientific research we have got a total of more than 26 known STIs but only four of them can be spreaded through kissing. Most of these diseases has no symptoms and if there are symptoms then they are mild. This mild symptoms make them easy to be overlooked. It's very important to treat the underlying infections before it is too late.

Scientist says STIs is the more accurate term to describe these diseases compared to STDs. According to studies kissing is a low rate activity for healthy people. Below are STIs that can be spreaded through kissing.


This is one of the most popular STIs in the world, it's a simplex virus that has two subtypes. The two subtypes are HSV-1 and HSV-2 which can cause lifelong infections that cause symptom free periods followed by symptoms. Asymptomatic person can pass it easily from one person to another. HSV-1 can cause painful blisters, ulcers in and around the mouth, and sores. You don't need treatment just maintain good hygiene and avoid kissing when experiencing active sores.


It's bacterial infection that can be transmitted when you get direct contact with syphilis. The sores can develop on the genitals, on the lips or in the mouth. It can also be spreaded to the unborn baby during pregnancy period. It has symptoms such as round and firm painless sores that heals within three to six weeks.


In every three people you meet one has cytomegalovirus. It can be transmitted through direct contact with bodily fluids such as urine, semen, saliva, tears, blood, breast milk among others. Our body immune always prevents it from causing severe infections or illness. It also causes swollen lymph nodes, a fever, fatigue and sore throat.

4.Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

This is an infection that causes warts in various parts of the body, depending on the strain. It is also one of the most common STIs. This type of STI can be transmitted through so many unprotected ways such as mother to baby through pregnancy, nursing or labor. It can also be spreaded through oral contact or in direct contact with infected saliva.

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