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Person a is HSV negative, and kissed person b who is positive. What is percent chance person a gets infected?

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Small

If person b has no active sores the risks are small on a single exposure.
If they have open and active sores the risk is at least 50%.

In brief: Small

If person b has no active sores the risks are small on a single exposure.
If they have open and active sores the risk is at least 50%.
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