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Can You Get Herpes 2 From Kissing
My friend has herpes and I kissed him last night but it was only for about two seconds could I get herpes?
Possibly...: To some extent this depends on your own immune status. If you have ever had a cold sore (aka fever blister) you may already have antibodies to type 1 herpes simplex virus (hsv) that would protect you against a new infection. Toddlers and small children can also get a hsv-1 infection of the lips and oral cavity that again will usually produce protective antibodies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
No, but: Intimate contact with someone who has herpes and is actively shedding the virus can result in transmission of the virus and a new infection in the recipient. Someone could certainly contract the virus during kissing of any sort, but not everyone who is french kissing gets herpes. ...Read more
If open sore--ONCE!: If the infected person has active (open, moist) lesions and you happen to have a tiny break in the skin of your lips (yes, even "chapped" lips may be enough) then one kiss may serve to make you the next infected person. Antiviral medications and healing can restore non-infectivity, but you have to wait until things are healed before making out! ...Read more
? often can you kiss: Every incicent is an open invitation if the environment is right. Stay unfriendly a while. ...Read more
Herpes simplex: If the person kissing you has active open ulcer on the lips and there is any direct contact of that with your skin this can happen, but is less common than if the kiss were onto a mucous membrane surface. ...Read more
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