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A 42-year-old member asked:

Oral herpes .. i'm freaking myself out that i could have it from a kiss? what can i do?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
If you are concerned: that you have contracted a herpes simplex infection - get checked by your physician.
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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 30 years experience
need a blood test
Jul 19, 2014

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Last updated Jul 19, 2014

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