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Can you get oral herpes from someone if they give you a wet kiss on the cheek ? i dont know if they have it im just assuming?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
No: Some basics: HSV (Herpes simplex virus) infection is ubiquitous and can be transmitted from people who are symptomatic or asymptomatic with primary or recurrent infections; In 2015, 26% of US children were found to have experienced HSV-1 (causing oral herpes infection) by 7 years of age.

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