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Can you get herpes from kissing someone with genital herpes

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Possibke: You are likely to contract herpes only by having intimate contact with the site that is shedding virus. If kissing means oral sex, then yes you are a... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Always there.: If you have an active lesion you can have spread to the genital region. If not active it is stil possible but less likely. Also the person that you ar... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No.: Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease. No sexual contact means no herpes. Herpes is a painful blistery rash. Sounds like you have a bump which is ... Read More
Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
Don't worry: You have to have sexual contact with an infected person to get herpes or any sexually transmitted infection. You may have an inflamed hair follicle ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No: Unless she has the genital herpes on her lips, which is possible, then just kissing will not expose you to the genital herpes.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Scuba
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 25 years experience
Herpes transmission: Two types of herpes are recognized, one mainly on the face, eyes, and oral cavity, the second in the genital areas. But, there are exceptions and one ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Viral exposure: The oral herpes virus is very common and can unfortunately manifest as lesions on post the lips and the genitals. if either of you has the virus and h... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No, but with sex you: may. Kissing and sucking her breast will not transmit genital herpes to you. If you have sex with her, even with a condom, and even if there is not le... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No: No, you can not catch the genital herpes through kissing, hugging your mom, and washing your clothes together. Not through the cough as well. Be happy... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 25 years experience
None: No chance of getting genital herpes from kissing someone on the mouth. However if one engages in oral sex then the herpes virus can be transmitted fro... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 44 years experience
Yes, but Beware!: Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (std) caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv). Hsv-type 1 commonly causes fever blisters on the mouth or fac... Read More

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