A member asked:

So my roommates boyfriend has genital and oral herpes. she has still kissed him and hit the same vape i have but tested negative. a dude i slept with last night said there was a rash right above the hickey on his neck. is this me passing oral herpes?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

It is entirely normal for couples to kiss and have sex even if one has genital or oral herpes; your roommate and her bf are behaving normally. Second, even if she catches herpes, it's only her business, not yours: the virus is not transmitted via non-intimate contact, shared toilets, or even shared clothing etc. If you happen to have oral herpes, it's not because you caught it from her.

Answered 4/1/2022



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