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Can i catch herpes if i smoked a joint with someone who has oral herpes?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Herpes simplex

This is possible but unlikely.
This virus is best transmitted by direct contact and not usually by inanimate objects, but if the joint was freshly contaminated and touched areas of your lips through which it could gain entry this is conceivable. HSV1 and HSV2 obtained directly from ulcerative or vesicular genital lesions were able to survive for several hours on fomites and hard surfaces.

In brief: Herpes simplex

This is possible but unlikely.
This virus is best transmitted by direct contact and not usually by inanimate objects, but if the joint was freshly contaminated and touched areas of your lips through which it could gain entry this is conceivable. HSV1 and HSV2 obtained directly from ulcerative or vesicular genital lesions were able to survive for several hours on fomites and hard surfaces.
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