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I know you guys have answered many questions about mono but I still couldn't find what I was looking for in the archives. So here it goes..... I have had mono for a couple weeks now and I feel ok now but I know that I am still contagious if I have direct contact (kissing) with anyone. My boyfriend (for almost a year)is coming home from college On october 6, so it will have been like almost exactly a month since I've had it. I want to know if you think it is safe to kiss him. Or even a closed mouth kiss. I hardly ever get to see him and when I do I know we can just chill and enjoy each others company but I would really like to kiss him to show my affection. Any advice you could offer would be great! Thanx
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having mono when you're away for college is a pain in the arse!

personally, i wouldn't risk infecting him. then again, i'm a microbophobe (germ-freak!). but consult your doctor, it sure beats my advice any day.

i think you're special ... and i don't mean that in a short bus kind of way

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u really ought to wait until it's all gone. explain it to ur bf, and he ought to understand.

u arent worthless if you can make someone laugh
there is a difference between being stupid and being ditzy. i ought to know

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Honey, I've never had an illness from EBV, but my sweetheart did and I think I may have given it to him. So I'm not exactly sure about the contagion factor in this case -

What I'll tell you is that I broke the rules in my case, it had been 3 weeks since I had been kissed, and when he was finally well after being VERY ill for a month, we tried not to kiss. We tried. But it happened, first on the hands, then closed-mouth, and then we just gave in and hoped for the best, and I was totally paranoid. But I was lucky, and I didn't get sick.

BUT - I don't recommend it to anyone, because in the meantime, I almost made myself sick just from worrying I would get sick, too!

If you've done a search on mono or on EBV on the boards, you've prob'ly come up with my saga, anyway. ;]

Good luck, chica, and the first thing I would do: Go get a blood screen, and talk to your doctor!


"This was a Pizza Hut, now it's all covered in daisies..." ~Talking Heads, in "Nothing But Flowers"

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