Mononucleosis Advice, please?

Christopher Keelty cjkst22+ at pitt.edu
Sun Oct 27 13:39:39 EST 1996


Hi...  hope no one gets upset with me for this, I know it's probably one
of the most selfish uses of the Internet I have ever seen...  with the
possible exception of cybersex, of course..
    I recently contracted a case of mononucleosis, which I am getting
over now.  My sore throat is gone completely, swollen glands under my
chin and behind my throat are still noticably large, but are going down.
I still experience light fatigue and drowsiness occasionally, but other
than that all of my symptoms have vanished.  I was diagnosed, and
everything I say here was told to me by an R.N. at the University of
Pittsburgh's Student Health Service.
    Here's my question:  I have a girlfriend, who has never had
mononucleosis, and she and I have kept physical contact to a 0 level for
her sake.  I asked the R.N. at my last checkup whether or not it was safe
to kiss my girlfriend, and she said it was, but that I should still not
drink from the same cup or use the same silverware.  But does this make
sense?  I have a feeling she may have misunderstood exactly what I meant
by "kiss"..  She and I are fairly sloppy kissers, if you'll forgive the
disclosure, and we share a good deal of saliva in a night.  So, my big
question is, IS this safe?  I'm hoping someone here will know, because
it's important to me, as I don't want to get her sick.
    Again, thanks to anyone who can answer me -- I realize this is
probably not something often posted here...
    Sincerely,
     Christopher Keelty
     cjkst22+ at pitt.edu





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