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Even if a herpes sore is not present, can it still infect other people?
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
In brief: Well, no
Technically, you need a herpetic lesion to be infectious.
The problem is that sometimes you don't know you have a lesion (or developing one). In addition, it may be in a place that you can't see or easily feel. So, the short answer is no but you should still be careful.

In brief: Well, no
Technically, you need a herpetic lesion to be infectious.
The problem is that sometimes you don't know you have a lesion (or developing one). In addition, it may be in a place that you can't see or easily feel. So, the short answer is no but you should still be careful.
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