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Could an oral hsv2 infection be spread to another person by kissing?

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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
HSV1 and HSV2: We used to consider hsv1 as being above the waist and hsv2 as being below the waist but that has changed and we see both strains of the virus above and below the waist. In other words...Yes.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019

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