A 36-year-old male asked:
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i kissed a girl with a cold sore.a small kiss.it was a peck. i did not kiss the sore.she had makeup on it.what are my chances of getting oral herpes?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Very low: Without direct contant with her open sore, it is unlikely.
Answered on Mar 19, 2014
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