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Can you tell me if i could infect someone with herpes by kissing them if i have an open mouth wound (no outbreak)?

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Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Herpetic lesions can: She the virus for approximately a week after seeming to be cleared. If two weeks have passed since the lesion has cleared then the "kissed" individual should be fine.

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Last updated Apr 14, 2016

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