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A 28-year-old male asked:

I have have hsv 1, no outbreak... i kissed a girl i'm dating who currently has hsv 1 outbreak it's scabbed over, am i gona an outbreak? both on valtr

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: If you already have hsv1 then you can't catch it again by kissing someone.
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Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Unlikely: Valtrex (valacyclovir) treats and may prevent hsv1 infection. Scans may be less contagoious than a blister full of viruses. Avoid contact with any infected lesions to decrease the possible spread of infection.
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Last updated Nov 20, 2013

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