Does kissing transmit herpes?

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Posted on Mon, 17 Jul 2017 in Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Question: What if that person had an active cold sore and kissed me on top of my head (on my hair) then an hour later a person that does not have hsv kissed me on my head on the same spot? Would there be transmission, could that person contract hsv from kissing the already kissed hair?
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
In this situation exist a low risk to get HSV 1.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have been through your question.

Based on your history I think that in this kind of exposure the person who kissed you an hour after the exposure has a low risk to get HSV 1.
You should know that the virus can survive for a little while on non-living items .

I hope my answer helps you,
Regards.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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