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Is it possible to "pick up" virus of herpes simplex1 by using lip balm of person who has got the active period 2 month ago and used lipbalm only than?

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Dr. Martin Raff answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

No: This virus is not likely to survive outside the body for more than a few seconds. Viruses require cells in which to live, they are not independent creatures, but are parasites which require the presence of a host to provide nutrients, etc.

Answered 7/10/2016

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