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A 18-year-old male asked:

Can you get herpes from smoking even though it was no saliva?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
No risk, no worries: HSV is only transmitted by direct contact with infected tissues. It is rarely if evertransmitted by intermediary objects like eating utensils, drinking glasses, cigarets, towels, etc, You won't get oral herpes unless you kiss or otherwise have contact of your lips with an infected person's infected site. Don't worry about it.

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A 28-year-old male asked:

Can you get herpes by using your own saliva?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Only if you have: a herpes cold sore.
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Herpes transmission is done by viral shedding and we now know has no correlation between having a sore or not. 90% of those infected never have sores or outbreaks.
Jul 22, 2014

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