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Is it possible to contract oral herpes from sharing a cigarette?

Is it possible to contract oral herpes from sharing a cigarette?

Definitely: If the other person sharing has an active lesion around the mouth it is quite possible. ...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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How likely is it to contract oral herpes by sharing a cigarette?

How likely is it to contract oral herpes by sharing a cigarette?

Herpes and cigarette: It is possible if you have a break in the mucosa or skin barrier and the other person happen to have placed the cigarette directly on an open lesion. But very unlikely - but still possible and it should be avoided. ...Read more

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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

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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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Is it possible to get Oral herpes, specifically, from sharing a glass with someone? If so, how soon could it develop?

Very rare: In general, HSV is transmitted only by direct skin to skin contact with an infected person, like kissing or sex. The virus is rarely if ever transmitted by sharing drinking or eating utensils. Also not by shared towels, clothing, or toilets. Whenever HSV is caught, symptoms usually start 3-5 days later, sometimes up to 10-14 days. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of catching oral herpes from sharing a shot glass?

Rare But: Oral herpes is a common infection of the mouth area. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1). There are two types of hsv, termed hsv-1 and hsv-2. See links for more information: 1) http://www. Emedicinehealth. Com/oral_herpes/article_em. Htm 2) http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000606.Htm. ...Read more

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I am not sexually active, but I am afraid that I have contracted oral herpes from sharing saliva. Is this REAL herpes or just cold sores?

I am not sexually active, but I am afraid that I have contracted oral herpes from sharing saliva. Is this REAL herpes or just cold sores?

Herpes: The answer is cold sores are real herpes. They used to be specifically herpes virus type 1 but now that there is a lot of oral sexual activity, the type 1 and type 2 don't necessarily follow the above the waist below the waist rule. ...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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What are the changes of being infected with oral herpes through lipstick sharing if there seems to be no lesions on the lips?

Very low, not zero: HSV1 is transmitted by direct skin contact, e.g. kissing. The risk via lipstick is very low, especially without a visible oral herpes outbreak. Still, lipstick should never be shared between people. Although HSV transmission is unlikely, the risk isn't zero; and sharing is high risk to transmit colds, influenza, etc. Don't do it. ...Read more

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Can oral herpes be transmitted through sharing drinks and/or lipsticks, even in the person doesn't have a cold sore or active lesion?

Can oral herpes be transmitted through sharing drinks and/or lipsticks, even in the person doesn't have a cold sore or active lesion?

HSV-1: Cold sores spread from person to person by close personal contact, such as kissing. Cold sores are caused by a herpes simplex virus (hsv-1) closely related to the one that causes genital herpes (hsv-2). Both of these herpes simplex viruses can affect your mouth or your genitals, and can be spread via oral sex. The virus can be transmitted to others even during times when you have no blisters. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes 2 from sharing a cigarette while having a cut on your tongue with someone who has herpes 2 in mouth and genital areas?

Can you get herpes 2 from sharing a cigarette while having a cut on your tongue with someone who has herpes 2 in mouth and genital areas?

Yes: If the person whose cigarette you are sharing has active lesions then you definitely are at risk. Even if this person doesn't have active lesions he/she might be shedding virus and can be contagious. It is best to not share cigs, or maybe consider quitting. ...Read more

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Can u get herpes frm sharing a cigarette while u have a cut on ur tongue w/ someone who has herpes2 in mouth, genital but don't have any sores rite now?

Can u get herpes frm sharing a cigarette while u have a cut on ur tongue w/ someone who has herpes2 in mouth, genital but don't have any sores rite now?

Yes: The absence of actual sores is no guarantee that the person is not shedding virus. In other words, a person can be contagious even if they don't have actual sores. ...Read more

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Can you get HSV 1 genital herpes from sharing underwear?

Can you get HSV 1 genital herpes from sharing underwear?

Herpes simplex: Very unlikely and for all intensive purposes it would be close to a first. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get genitial herpes through sharing cigarettes?

Is it possible for you to get genitial herpes through sharing cigarettes?

Herpes: No. This is in no way how herpes is transmitted. Herpes is transmitted skin to skin. Someone with herpes two does not have them on their hands and thus does not transmit a virus to a cigarette. ...Read more

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Can you get oral herpes from kissing someone with oral herpes?

Can you get oral herpes from kissing someone with oral herpes?

Yes: There are 2 main Herpes simplex viruses, HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV-1 causes the common cold sores, whereas HSV-2 is genital herpes. If one performs oral sex, they can certainly get Genital herpes (HSV-2) on the oral area. Either way, the HSV viruses can be contagious. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you get oral herpes and not vaginal herpes?

Can you get oral herpes and not vaginal herpes?

Yes: Genital herpes is a disease caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv), of which there are two types. Type 1 (hsv-1) usually causes oral herpes, an infection of the lips and mouth. In the past, hsv-1 was not known to cause genital herpes, but that is changing, especially among people who begin having sex at a young age. Still, in most cases, genital herpes is caused by hsv-2 herpes virus. ...Read more

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Hello, I wanted to know could you get oral herpes from kissing a person and smoking after a person if they do not have an outbreak? I've went to the d

Yes: But most people already carry this virus. Probably you are one of them. 90% of people colonized by hsv-1 have no symptoms and are not aware that they are infected. If you already carry this virus there is no risk from exposure to it. ...Read more

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Cab you get oral herpes from drinking after someone who has genital herpes?

Contagious: Genital herpes is usually transmitted by contact with the genital area. If a person with eruptions touches your glass it's possible for the virus to be transmitted to you that way. Genital herpes virus can also cause herpes infection in the oral area. ...Read more

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