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Herpes i vs herpes II and kissing, can this cause infection?

Herpes i vs herpes II and kissing, can this cause infection?

Potentially: Herpes simplex virus 1 can be passed when two people kiss or with genital/ oral sex. Herpes simplex virus 2 can be passed with oral, anal ; vaginal sex. ...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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Can a kiss with a girl that has herpes on the neck with no visible or oral legions cause herpes on the neck? And if so how long will it take symptoms

Can a kiss with a girl that has herpes on the neck with no visible or oral legions cause herpes on the neck? And if so how long will it take symptoms

Herpes: 90% of those who get herpes do not get lesions, sores or symptoms. Blood testing for an acute exposure takes two routes. There is igm and igg antibody testing. The igm, if positive, is a sign of a new or acute infection. Igg antibodies represents a previous or 'older' infection. One cannot rely upon symptoms to tell them they have been exposed to a new herpes infection. ...Read more

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Can i pass my herpes by kissing?

Yes: Yes especially if you have open lesions. ...Read more

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When herpes disappears can we kiss?

When herpes disappears can we kiss?

Herpes: This virus can be transmitted from person to person by direct contact in the absence of overt lesions, but somewhat less likely. Most persons have been infected with this if their partner has it, but many people may never develop active disease. They nonetheless remain carriers and can transmit it. ...Read more

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Can herpes be contracted by kissing?

Can herpes be contracted by kissing?

Yes: Asymptomatic viral shedding is the most common way to spread herpes. Taking medication can decrease the risk if your partner is infected. See this article i authored on the topic: http://www.Lasvegasdermatology.Com/in-the-media/its-not-a-cold-sore-its-herpes. ...Read more

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Can I get herpes without kissing anyone?

Can I get herpes without kissing anyone?

Yes: It can be spread by sharing lip makeup, lip balm. Best to just use your own. ...Read more

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Can i catch herpes from kissing down there?

Can i catch herpes from kissing down there?

If open sore--yes!: It doesn't matter "where" the kiss is, it matters where the open, moist, infected viral particles exist that can enter a tiny opening (yes, even "chapped" lips may be enough) in your lips, making you the next infected person! antiviral medications and waiting until lesions are healed can minimize the risk of infection being transmitted to others, regardless of lips or genitals. ...Read more

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If i kiss someonewith herpes 1 will i get it?

If i kiss someonewith herpes 1 will i get it?

Possible: "fever blisters" are herpes. That is usually transmitted by kissing - many people with herpes do not know they have it and could be shedding the virus - if that is the person you kiss, and you come in contact with the area that is shedding virus, you will likely contract herpes. ...Read more