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Can herpes or any other STD spread by sharing a pipe? I smoked a bowl of weed with a kid and found out after he had herpes. Should i be concerned?

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Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine
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In brief: Swapping saliva?

Any activity that can involve the exchange of saliva can potentially spread an std.
Conditions have to be "right, " though. For example, the one person would have to have a lesion which is shedding the herpes virus, and the other person would have to have a portal of entry for the virus. I'm guessing your risk here is low, but couldn't say with certainty. Good luck.

In brief: Swapping saliva?

Any activity that can involve the exchange of saliva can potentially spread an std.
Conditions have to be "right, " though. For example, the one person would have to have a lesion which is shedding the herpes virus, and the other person would have to have a portal of entry for the virus. I'm guessing your risk here is low, but couldn't say with certainty. Good luck.
Dr. Linda Gromko
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Dr. Tony Ho
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Yes

Herpes can be spread by sharing a pipe, especially if the surface wasn't cleaned between exposures.

In brief: Yes

Herpes can be spread by sharing a pipe, especially if the surface wasn't cleaned between exposures.
Dr. Tony Ho
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