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If you share some food or a drink (from a glass container) with someone with a clearly visible cold sore, can you contract HSV from that?

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Dr. Levi Palmer
Dentistry - Pediatric

In brief: Yes

By the time we are teenagers or young adults, about 50% of Americans have HSV-1 antibodies in their blood.
By the time they are over age 50, some 80-90% of Americans have HSV-1 antibodies.

In brief: Yes

By the time we are teenagers or young adults, about 50% of Americans have HSV-1 antibodies in their blood.
By the time they are over age 50, some 80-90% of Americans have HSV-1 antibodies.
Dr. Levi Palmer
Dr. Levi Palmer
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Unlikely

You have probably been exposed to this virus in childhood and have some native immunity.
If you shared an implement and had, yourself, an open wound in the skin, that would increase your chances. But still very unlikely. Sleep well.

In brief: Unlikely

You have probably been exposed to this virus in childhood and have some native immunity.
If you shared an implement and had, yourself, an open wound in the skin, that would increase your chances. But still very unlikely. Sleep well.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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