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what are the chances of getting genital herpes from kissing someone with a cold sore

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
24 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Scuba
24 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Transmission of this herpes virus is generally by close intimate contact. This would qualify as an exposure.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No: You have to have direct contact with another cold sore or genial herpes in the genital area in order to contract herpes of any kind in the genital are ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: These days, oral cold sores may be Herpes Simplex Type 1 (70%) or Type 2 (30%). Genital Herpes is 70% Type 2 and 30% Type 1. This is because of oral s ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely scenario: Genital Herpes is a viral disease , transmission by any method possible , fortunately is rare to occur such way , need body to body contact , virus wi ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Not Usually But: Oral herpes is a common infection of the mouth area. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1). There are two types of hsv, termed hsv-1 ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: Cold sores are caused by herpes virus 1 and genital herpes by type 2.

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