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Can the herpes simplex virus be transmitted via kissing?

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Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Herpes simplex 1 or less commonly 2 can be spread by kissing with or without visible lesions on the lips.
Answered on Jun 22, 2017

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