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How long is hsv-1 (oral herpes) transferable from your finger after you touched a cold sore?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice

In brief: Misinformed?

First having a sore does not in any way represent contagiousness.
That has now been fully proven to have been wrong in science. Viral shedding happens independently of sores. Second one does not transfer or transmit herpes by touching a cold sore.

In brief: Misinformed?

First having a sore does not in any way represent contagiousness.
That has now been fully proven to have been wrong in science. Viral shedding happens independently of sores. Second one does not transfer or transmit herpes by touching a cold sore.
Dr. Robert Killian
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