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Can you get herpes from spit

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Trushar Dungarani
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
No: Herpes is generally a sexually transmitted disease. You would need have swallowed a decent amount of saliva to contract it from someone. Kissing is an... Read More
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Very unlikely: I've not heard of a case of such transmission. If the skin is intact it's very unlikely. If the skin is damaged, then, hypothetically yes, but again, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 44 years experience
Possible: Possible but would be extremely rare.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 24 years experience
Possibly : If the person who spit on your lips is sick with their first herpes infection or is someone who has had it a long time and is just about ready to have... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Yes: Virus shed from the active lesions could be in the "spit". Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk an... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
A Verified Doctoranswered
38 years experience
No: Not , dont kiss if he has it.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
NO: Why would this happen? Did you discover the act after you ate it? Was someone just teasing you?
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julian Raffoul
Specializes in General Practice
Watch for symptoms!: Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is an extremely contagious infection that does not require sexual contact to be passed from one person to another. If you n... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Little or no risk: Herpes simplex virus is not so easily transmitted. No risk at all. However, this could risk COVID-19, colds, and influenza.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Not likely: First you may be surprised to know that most people have been infected with the herpes simplex I virus but only a small % of the people end up with co... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Possibly: If she is shedding herpes virus in a cold sore it can transfer to any oral or genital surface it comes in contact with.