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During the first 1-2 weeks after experiencing symptoms of mono you are contagious. Also, during the time you feel sick -- which is typically 1-2 weeks, but for some people can be more -- you are contagious. After you have mono you continue to have the virus in your body for the rest of your life. There are only rare occasions where you actually get the symptoms again. However, contrary to popular belief, mono is not very contagious. Yes, it is known as "the kissing disease," but a peck will not spread it; it requires more of a deep, open mouth kiss to contract it; you can also contract it from sharing food and/or drinks with carriers of the virus. I thought it would be helpful, I had mono June '07 and i spread it to my boyfriend who never had it August '09. So anyone who hasn't had it is able to catch it.

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