When the "Kissing Disease" limits other activities as well....
December 2, 2009 12:08 PM Subscribe
I am looking for information/anecdotal experience about the possibility of spreading infectious mononucleosis (i.e. Mono or Glandular Fever) through other sexual contact. I know the virus is transmitted through saliva, but could general close contact or other bodily fluids spread it as well? In addition, is it true that once one has shown symptoms of mono before, they still have the virus but are unlikely to have symptoms again (like chicken pox)?
posted by CTORourke to Health & Fitness (4 answers total)
On the plus side, my infection doesn't seem to be too bad. Mild sore throat and general tiredness. I'm still able to work and such. But on the down-side, I just started dating this guy whom I really really like. Our dating has already been set back by the flu and extended-vacation time. I am very irritated that now this has come up as well. I will absolutely tell him that I am sick, but I just wanted to know ahead of time what sort of options we might have to work around it. I am also hoping that maybe hell say he has already had it, and so he doesn't have to worry about re-exposure from me.