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Can i get herpes if someone with a coldsore eats from his fork and then puts food in my plate with his fork?

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Dr. Michael Roman
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Doubt : It would pass with such limited exposure but still a chance. During outbreak would avoid direct contact. Obviously you are aware of outbreak just use common precautions. No skin skin contact. No sharing utensils. No direct sharing of food.

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