Could I have caught strep from my boyfriend before he showed symptoms?


Q: I am wondering how likely I am to get strep throat. My boyfriend was diagnosed with it today. His symptoms started yesterday. We spent the whole weekend together when he was feeling fine. I had a cold over the weekend, however, so we minimized kissing/salvia contact and I was hand sanitizing frequently. I have a very important trip next week and I'm really worried I am going to get sick! Is there anything I can do to prevent this? I am especially worried because having a cold probably lowered my immune system. I usually have a very good immune system and have not gotten any illness other than a cold since I was a child.

Symptoms:  No strep throat symptoms yet, but I am getting over a cold.

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