A 23-year-old female asked:
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i shared food with some people i don't know too well, eating from the same plate. my ulcer just healed. chances of contracting oral or genital herpes?

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Dr. Neil Kudler
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Very low: Sharing food is not a risk factor for infection with herpes. If you already have herpes ulcers as you suggest, you can't be reinfected.
Answered on Jun 9, 2015
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