My boyfriend got herpes on his lip. Can I still kiss him after 7 days?

Misinformed? Herpes is caught skin to skin through viral shedding. There is zero correlation to infectivity with having or not having a sore. He is just as contagious when he has a sore or not. There currently is no way to know when an infected person is shedding virus or not shedding virus. 75% of americans have oral herpes. You need a blood test to know if you have this infection or not.