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can you get herpes from smoking with someone

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No risk, no worries: HSV is only transmitted by direct contact with infected tissues. It is rarely if evertransmitted by intermediary objects like eating utensils, drinkin ... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Yes, you can: HSV-1 is far more common and can be spread by sharing a fork, lipstick, toothbrushes or cigarette.
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 female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Both need exam: Please get treatment as soon as possible
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Its possible: If the other person has a cold sore you could pick up the virus on your mouth or lips.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
No: You cannot.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Not likely but: It is not likely but there is a remote possibility that the other person had an active herpetic lesion in the mouth and you drank immediately after he ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
Too many to list: Almost any infectious disease can be transmitted by sharing a drink . Anything from a cold [virus] to a cold sore[ virus] to bacteria like strep pyoge ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: The microbe is extremely fragile.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: If you had unprotected sex with that person you can get it. Also, if you performed unprotected oral sex on a male partner with it you can get a gonoc ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Possible: If you have an open sore in your mouth.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: This would be very uncommon. If one person had active herpetic lesions, took off their underwear and you put them on immediately it is conceivable tha ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Genital herpes: Herpes 2 is usually transmitted by contact with the genital area, but if the person is shedding virus onto his hand and touches the cigarette and the ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Highly unlikely: You are very unlikely to acquire STDs from sharing glassware or cigarettes, but if you are concerned about transmissible diseases in general, these ar ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: It is conceivable that this virus could be transmitted in this fashion but it almost always requires some direct contact. If you are the person coughi ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
STDs: Very unlikely. You should stop smoking anyway. Would need far more info to try and answer your question in further detail. My suggestion is that if y ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Check out this: article on blood born pathogens: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000453.htm
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Nesbitt
40 years experience Urology
Possibly: Worse than that, you could get lung cancer, emphysema, bladder cancer, kidney cancer and pancreatic cancer, all linked to cigarette smoking. But at le ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Several diseases: Most well known is viral mononucleosis (kissing disease) another virus cytomegalovirus (cmv).Other microbes also spread through saliva and stick to s ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Kissing disease: Many viral & bacterial infections could be passed through kissing. Mononucleosis is often called the kissing disease as this is quite easy to transmit ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
23 years experience Hospital-based practice
Possible: Technically it is possible but rare. Now, if you have relations and lets say your partner has an outbreak that you touch and then touch yourself witho ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes,can happen: Especially viral and sometimes bacterial.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly not usually: You could get herpes from kissing or chalymydia or gonorrhea in the mouth or rarely HIV if yoiur partner was HIV + and you had a open cut or sore, so ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
No: It's statistically impossible to contract HIV from sharing a drink or smoke or toilet seat or bus seat or the air we breathe.

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