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Can I get herpes if I drink from the cup of someone with it?

Can I get herpes if I drink from the cup of someone with it?

Not likely: Herpes, as most other viruses, does not survive very long on inanimate objects. Obviously if you are drinking from a vessel used by someone with active herpetic lesions immediately before you, it is conceivable that transmission might occur, but this would not be a common event. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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I was wondering if you can get herpes after drinking from the same cup by accident? there were no sores present at that time from what i could see.

I was wondering if you can get herpes after drinking from the same cup by accident? there were no sores present at that time from what i could see.

Herpes simplex: Although nothing is impossible, transmission of Herpes virus through inanimate objects is highly improbable. You would seldom if ever get it from a cup. When my med students would say they got gonorrhea from a toilet seat I would tell them that it was a strange place to be having sex. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes drinking after someone?

Can you get herpes drinking after someone?

Thanks for asking!: It is unlikely unless you have an open sore on your mouth and the transmission of blood of bodily fluids went right in. You should not drink after anyone anyway. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from drinking after someone who is infected?

Can you get herpes from drinking after someone who is infected?

Not likely but: It is not likely but there is a remote possibility that the other person had an active herpetic lesion in the mouth and you drank immediately after he/she drank from the glass but i will not worry about it.Oral herpes causes cold sores and caused by type1 herpesvirus .Genital herpes is caused by type2 herpes virus. ...Read more

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How likely is it to get herpes from drinking after someone who is not having an outbreak?

How likely is it to get herpes from drinking after someone who is not having an outbreak?

Herpes simplex: Virtually impossible, but since i never say never would say you have a better chance of being eaten by a shark in the rio grande. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from drinking after a person who has it?

Can you get herpes from drinking after a person who has it?

Contagious: If you mean drinking from the same glass that the person with herpes uses, it can be spread to you especially if that person has an active eruption. Oral contact with the herpes virus transmits it. If you have an immunity to the herpes virus you may not break out with the sores. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes by drinking off a coke can?

Can you get herpes by drinking off a coke can?

Yes: Sharing a drink with someone who has an active herpes infection on their lips isn't wise. The virus could be transferred from the cold sore to the can, then picked up by the next drinker. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting herpes by drinking alcohol from a cup?

What are the chances of getting herpes by drinking alcohol from a cup?

Depends : On whether the person drinking out of the cup before you had a cold sore (& whether the cup got cleaned). ...Read more