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Can You Get Herpes From Saliva
Whatre the chances are of me giving my boyfriend genital herpes HSV 1 from saliva, and my lips not touching his genitals. My cold sore was almost gone?
Hard to say: It's impossible to say what the statistical chances are of transmitting herpes with a single encounter. If you've recently had a cold sore, of course the chances are higher. But the virus can be shed even when no sore is present. It's a discussion and risk/benefit analysis that you and bf have to have with one another and make decision that feels comfortable for you. ...Read more
The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more
Can you get herpes from drops of saliva "flying" around when you're talking with someone who has an active lesion?
No risk, no worries: HSV is only transmitted by direct contact with infected tissues. It is rarely if evertransmitted by intermediary objects like eating utensils, drinking glasses, cigarets, towels, etc, You won't get oral herpes unless you kiss or otherwise have contact of your lips with an infected person's infected site. Don't worry about it. ...Read more
My boyfriend has genital herpes. Can i get genital herpes from his saliva if he performs oral sex on me?
See below: You could not be infected from the virus in his genital area by his oral contact with you. But if he also ever has or had genital hsv2 or oral hsv1 cold sores you could catch either of these viruses in your genitals by oral -genital contact with him. Oral hsv 1 causes 10% of genital herpes and genital hsv2 causes 10% of oral herpes. Both can be spread when no visible lesions are present. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: A herpetic lesion had an infectious stage when lesions are present. Most commonly, a herpetic lesion in the eye is transferred by touching the eye. But it is possible to transfer it via saliva. As a health care provider, we wear eye protection because an eye splash is just as dangerous as a needle stick. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: Yes, definitely.Get a more detailed answer ›
If i kiss somebody on the mouth who has herpes on their genitals only, can I still get the virus through their saliva?
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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