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kissed my boyfriend who had a dry cold sore can it shed virus if crusted

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Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Still contagious viral infection herpes simplex 1.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Never: Once you have herpes simplex in your body it never goes away. Even in the absence of overt lesions there may still be viral shedding. My bet is that ... Read More
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Never...: ...A guarantee - but then again, some people are contagious without a visible lesion.
Dr. Maurice Lindly
37 years experience Dentistry
No: A patient that has herpes simplex is never virus free. After initial infection, the viruses are transported along sensory nerves to the sensory nerve ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mjos
43 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Even though he has HSV 1, it may infect a different location.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
ABSOLUTELY NOT: He already has it and his immunity prevents it from spreading on him. The same immunity protects him from getting a new hsv-1 from another person. Val ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jurewitz
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Herpes: You most likely are shedding more virus when you have an active sore and are therefore more likely to transmit the virus. The good news is that most p ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
So once you have: the virus, you have it, you can't get it again because you already have it. Kissing someone with a cold sore, can trigger your own outbreak though
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: With or without any sores, a person who was infected with HSV can pass the infection to his/her partner. If your girlfriend already has HSV, you will ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
How old ?: You should certainly avoid doing so at the earliest sign of a recurrence and extend that ban through the active stage until it is completely healed. I ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Low risk, but...: There is always a risk of catching or giving germs, viral or otherwise, when touching or being very near another person. That's the way life is. Howev ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
HSV 1 is prevalent: More than 3/4 of people have HSV 1. It is quite likely that you have the virus already. If you have had a cold sore, ever, you have HSV 1. Even if you ... Read More
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