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Can you catch oral herpes by kiss even after washing mouth?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Herpes

Yes.
Of course. But here are important facts. 75 % of americans are infected with herpes type one, the virus most often responsible for oral herpes. Most got infected as children from family members. If you have not had a blood test for herpes you must have one before you can learn about prevention. People infected with herpes shed the virus at unpredictable and untestable rates.

In brief: Herpes

Yes.
Of course. But here are important facts. 75 % of americans are infected with herpes type one, the virus most often responsible for oral herpes. Most got infected as children from family members. If you have not had a blood test for herpes you must have one before you can learn about prevention. People infected with herpes shed the virus at unpredictable and untestable rates.
Dr. Robert Killian
Dr. Robert Killian
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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

If the person u kissed is secreting active virus then u could catch it.

In brief: Yes

If the person u kissed is secreting active virus then u could catch it.
Dr. Alan Patterson
Dr. Alan Patterson
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