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Can you get oral herpes from sharing a drink with someone that has herpes and is taking medication for it?

Can you get oral herpes from sharing a drink with someone that has herpes and is taking medication for it?

Yes: If someone has an active lesion (despite medication) transfer could be possible if the lips touch the same area on the glass. ...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 i get oral herpes from sharing drinking straw with infected person with no cold sore at the time?

Can i get oral herpes from sharing drinking straw with infected person with no cold sore at the time?

Risky: An infected person can shed virus that could result in transmission without having an obvious lesion. In america at lest 1 in 4 people have herpes - 90% of them do not know they have it, and 3% of them are shedding virus (they are contagious) at any one time. Better to have your own straw and not take a chance. ...Read more

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Does immediately sharing a drink give you herpes? There are solid sources saying two different things.

Does immediately sharing a drink give you herpes? There are solid sources saying two different things.

HSV-1: You could get hsv-1 that way. But since almost all adults acquired hsv-1 during childhood, and since you can't get if twice, there's nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Can you contract oral herpes by sharing drink with infected person?

Can you contract oral herpes by sharing drink with infected person?

Herpes: Nope. And remember you are much more likely to already have herpes than not. A significant majority of americans have oral herpes, now known as hsv type one. At least 75% of americans have been exposed to this herpes and this usually happens in childhood. ...Read more

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Cold sore &raised taste buds on side of tongue . Does this automatically mean herpes?!what are other possibilities? It happened through sharing drink

Cold sore &raised taste buds on side of tongue . Does this automatically mean herpes?!what are other possibilities? It happened through  sharing drink

Inflamed foliate pap: Taste buds on the side of the tongue often become irritated and inflamed. It is usually caused by rough foods or accidentally biting that area. They usually heal on their own in a week. If it persists, see your dr. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from sharing food?

Can you get herpes from sharing food?

Can happen: Anything that touches an open herpes lesion can transmit herpes to another person. So the answer is yes, this can happen. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from sharing food even if the food was not bit out of?

Can you get herpes from sharing food even if the food was not bit out of?

Doubtful: If you are referring to genital herpes ( HSV2 )-no way. Even the cold sore virus ( HSV1 ) would need direct face or mouth contact with another face or mouth- food is not really avector for thid virus. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from sharing panties?

Can you get herpes from sharing panties?

Herpes simplex: Potentially yes, but if they were washed before the second person wore them, very unlikely. ...Read more