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Kissed my boyfriend who had a dry cold sore? Should he be virus-free at that point?

Never. Once you have herpes simplex in your body it never goes away. Even in the absence of overt lesions there may still be viral shedding. My bet is that if you were tested it would show that you have developed antibodies to this, showing that you were previously infected, but not everybody becomes symptomatic. Read more...
Never... ...A guarantee - but then again, some people are contagious without a visible lesion. Read more...
No. A patient that has herpes simplex is never virus free. After initial infection, the viruses are transported along sensory nerves to the sensory nerve cell bodies, where they become latent and reside lifelong. You may be immune to the virus due to previous exposure but do you want to take that chance. I would not. Acyclovir prescribed by a dentist or physician will help heal the lesion. Read more...

I have an active cold sore, and I kissed my boyfriend, he already has the hsv1 virus because he gets cold sores too. Can he get a cold sore from Me?

Yes. Even though he has HSV 1, it may infect a different location. Read more...
ABSOLUTELY NOT. He already has it and his immunity prevents it from spreading on him. The same immunity protects him from getting a new hsv-1 from another person. Valacyclovir 2 Grams (2 pills) taken IMMEDIATELY at the first tingling (prodrome) of the next attack is by far the most effective therapy. Read more...