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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
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
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
Yes: If the person you are kissing has active lesions on the cheek you are kissing, you may catch it from him. ...Read more
Herpes: Herpes is a common problem. It is possible to transmit virus even without lesions--it is called aysmptomatic viral shedding. Avoidance should be used and may reduce transmission, but not to 0--since not all areas are covered or protected. Consult your doc for any specific concerns or for treatment. ...Read more
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
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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