A 22-year-old female asked:
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my boyfriend got herpes on his lip. can i still kiss him after 7 days?

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Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Misinformed?: Herpes is caught skin to skin through viral shedding. There is zero correlation to infectivity with having or not having a sore. He is just as contagious when he has a sore or not. There currently is no way to know when an infected person is shedding virus or not shedding virus. 75% of americans have oral herpes. You need a blood test to know if you have this infection or not.
Answered on May 2, 2014

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