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A friends 4 yr old kissed my lips. i do not have a herpes outbreak and have not had an out break in a really long time. could it have spread?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Unlikely: Unless you have open/fresh lesions, the risk of spreading the virus is miniscule. If you had/have active lesions, then thee is a possibility of transmission.

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