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can i get herpes if i drink from the cup of someone with it

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Not likely: Herpes, as most other viruses, does not survive very long on inanimate objects. Obviously if you are drinking from a vessel used by someone with act ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Although nothing is impossible, transmission of Herpes virus through inanimate objects is highly improbable. You would seldom if ever get it from a cu ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Viswanath Chinta
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes and NO: Theoretically there is chance. But risk is minimal. Chance is much less than being involved in accident when you drive carefully for 1 mile.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debra Atkins
19 years experience Dermatology
Thanks for asking!: It is unlikely unless you have an open sore on your mouth and the transmission of blood of bodily fluids went right in. You should not drink after an ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Can not provide you: With an actual likelihood. But you clearly already know that this is a risk factor for transmission of mononucleosis.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No risk, no worries: I think you've asked other questions about non-standard HIV transmission risks. Here is all you need to avoid HIV forever: do not have unsafe sex wit ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Sick from a sip: While Mono if called Kissing Disease it is mainly because the intimate kissing episodes, with exchange of saliva generally takes place over a bit prol ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Both you & your: girlfriend should be treated. Yes - lying on your bed (contaminated linens) or intimate contact can spread the worms. Pinworm treatments include anthe ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Benhamou
19 years experience Dentistry
Yes, and No: The virus of an std would actually be transmitted through the contact with the edge or rim of the glass. If you feel that you are getting a sore, that ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Sounds fine: One won't know she has oral HPV in the mouth or throat unless there's an abnormal spot or lump. Tiny spots of HPV would not be noticed by the person. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Yes: But most people already carry this virus. Probably you are one of them. 90% of people colonized by hsv-1 have no symptoms and are not aware that they ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Probably not...: Catching flu or cold is through air-borne transmission. So, it's very unlikely for you to get it by swallowing semen. But, sex is conducted under phys ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
37 years experience Wound care
Let them cough: When someone chokes on liquids it usually means they have gotten the liquid into their windpipe and the irritation causes them to cough. It is a refle ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No risk, no worry: Herpes is rarely if ever transmitted by such indirect contact. The main risk of oral herpes is from kissing someone with a visible outbreak of oral he ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
The best way to: Prevent the transmission of this disease is to be vaccinated .Of course, always follow good hygiene practices like dish washing, hand washing, etc.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Get seen: If you have an acute exposure, you need to discuss with your physician whether to take prophylaxis. The chances of a staple, paper-edge, or even protr ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Very low: Unless you had open sores in your mouth. If it will reassure you, then get tested. In future, drinking blood of another person is not a good idea. Tha ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No harm: Touching nitroglycerin will not do you any harm. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not likely if cooked: Properly. If you cook the meat to an internal temperature of 160 degree that would inactivate the viruses. See this site for more info about HIV trans ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Herpes: 75% of americans have herpes. It is more likely that you are already have herpes than not. If you have not had the blood test for herpes then that h ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Ocular Herpes: Eye herpes is transmitted through contact with another person who is having an outbreak, or through self contact and contamination during an active he ... Read More

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