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How is the herpes simplex virus spread? Can you get infected by touching your mouth after you touch something that someone with herpes has touched?

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Dr. Robert Killian
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In brief: Herpes

Herpes is contracted skin to skin or saliva to skin from an infected person.
Most in the western world have herpes simplex. It is like 75% of adults. Most get herpes from family members as children. The only way to diagnose herpes is through blood testing.

In brief: Herpes

Herpes is contracted skin to skin or saliva to skin from an infected person.
Most in the western world have herpes simplex. It is like 75% of adults. Most get herpes from family members as children. The only way to diagnose herpes is through blood testing.
Dr. Robert Killian
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Dr. Ravi Kamepalli
A pcr (POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION) test on special swab from Herpetic lesion is more diagnostic
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