is there any STD that can be transmitted through saliva other than herpes?

by Rachel on June 8, 2011

A girl told me yesterday that a girl in my class has an STD and that i shouldn’t share water with her anymore or it will get transmitted. but she didn’t say what she has. and im pretty shure its not herpes because i don’t see anything on me or the girl. i know i shouldn’t share drinks and now i might be regretting badly. so please dont tell that i shouldnt.

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MissMorgan June 8, 2011 at 3:17 am

I don’t think so…
I’m pretty sure herpes is the only one.
But she could have herpes that you don’t see.
Plus, herpes are as simple as cold sores. And even chicken pox!

rlridley June 8, 2011 at 3:17 am

AIDS is the only STD that can be transmitted through bodily fluids. Herpes is not transmitted in that fashion. It is only transmitted through skin to skin contact.

SommeRae June 8, 2011 at 4:05 am

Mono, or the “kissing disease” can be transmitted through saliva.

Rivergirl100 June 8, 2011 at 4:28 am

Let me clear up a few misconceptions here.

Oral herpes is not an STD. 50% to 80% of adults have it – it is usually caught in childhood from kissing relatives. If you have ever in your life had a cold sore, then you have oral herpes.

Also, herpes is not transmitted by salvia, because the virus isn’t carried in the salivia. During an outbreak (and occasionallyl at other times) the herpes virus is present on the skin. Herpes is almost always spread through skin-to-skin contact.

Also, herpes dies very quickly away from the human body.

To get oral herpes, she would need to have an open sore on her mouth, drink from your glass, and then IMMEDIATELY hand the glass to you and have you drink from it.

LINDSEY S June 8, 2011 at 4:29 am

Probably oral herpes which is the same thing as the common cold sore.
Drinking from the same glass or bottle immediately after she did would spread herpes. There would be an even better chance of getting oral herpes if you kissed her on the mouth while she had a cold sore.
Herpes is not spread through saliva but by skin contact with an open or healing sore. Also their doesn’t always have to be a visible out break to spread herpes but the chances of spreading it are greater while there is an open cold sore.
You might want to find out what std she has before you jump to conclusions and don’t share drinks with any one. You never know what some one could pass on or what could be in the drink.
I have oral and genital herpes.

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