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A 22-year-old male asked:

If me and my lover both have hsv-1, and i have a cold sore (she doesn't), will the skin-to-skin contact with the sore gaurentee that she will get one?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Stop worrying: You've both met the virus and won't infect each other. Her contacting your sore won't cause hers to flare. Further, a physician can keep these at bay with medication. And fear of fever blisters is no reason not to kiss. Cherish your being together.
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