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Can I get herpes if I drink from the cup of someone with it?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Not likely

Herpes, as most other viruses, does not survive very long on inanimate objects.
Obviously if you are drinking from a vessel used by someone with active herpetic lesions immediately before you, it is conceivable that transmission might occur, but this would not be a common event.

In brief: Not likely

Herpes, as most other viruses, does not survive very long on inanimate objects.
Obviously if you are drinking from a vessel used by someone with active herpetic lesions immediately before you, it is conceivable that transmission might occur, but this would not be a common event.
Dr. Martin Raff
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