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Doctor insights on: Can You Get Herpes 2 From Kissing

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My friend has herpes and I kissed him last night but it was only for about two seconds could I get herpes?

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 more

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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 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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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

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Can you always get herpes from french kissing?

Can you always get herpes from french kissing?

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

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How often on average can you get herpes by kissing?

How often on average can you get herpes by kissing?

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

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How often on average can you get herpes from kissing?

How often on average can you get herpes from kissing?

? often can you kiss: Every incicent is an open invitation if the environment is right. Stay unfriendly a while. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get herpes on your back from kissing?

Is it possible for you to get herpes on your back from kissing?

Yes: If an individuals partner had an oral herpes lesion during the time that he/she was kissing the individuals backside, then there could be a risk of transmission of the herpes virus to that individual. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes froma kiss on the cheek ?

Can you get herpes froma kiss on the cheek ?

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