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Yes, if you have an open sore in your mouth, the open sores will release the virus into your saliva for you to pass to others. [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/can-saliva-transfer-herpes ]
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Can you kiss a person who has herpes without being affected yours...?
Hi, Coping is correct however.. if the person you are kissing has Oral herpes the risk of transmission is there even if no sores are present.

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How much saliva is needed to pass HSV-1 Oral herpes to another person?
Q: My friends girl friend is kindof a freak, she goes around and is w/ alot of guys every night, I know.But my friend still dates her for some odd reason.He told me that she has HSV-1 oral herpes and that it IS contagious, but you have to transfer somwhere around a pint of saliva to transfer it. Is this right, I would think that it would be much less like a messuring cups worth.
A: Salivia does not transmit herpes. So an infinite amount of salivia would not be enough.Herpes is spread through skin-to-skin contact. If the virus is present on a persons skin, they will transfer it to you when they kiss you. Or, if someone has a cold sore and they use a chapstick and then you use it right after them. But it needs to be quick - the virus dies very quickly away from the human body.Oral herpes is very common - and you may already have it. 50% to 80% of people do. Most often, it is caught in childhood from kissing relatives, so it doesn't matter if she is a "freak" or goes around with a lot of guys every night, or if she is a church-going virgin. If she has kissed her grandmother, then she may have oral herpes.
if you have cold sores do you have herpes?
Q: I KNOW THE VIRUS IS THE "SIMILAR" to the herpes virusand that like herpes it never really leaves your bodybut really whats the difference?I just have a few questionswouldn't the cold sore virus just be a weaker strain of the herpes virus?when the cold sore virus is "dormant" (not visible on face) can it bestill transferred by saliva?when you have a cold sore what is the best way to treat it without medication?home remedies?
A: Hi RyokaiHopefully I can help you.The virus that causes cold sores (cold sore virus) is the herpes simplex virus - either type 1 or type 2. About 79% of cold sores on the face are caused by type 1. The remainder are type 2. The two strains are almost identical in every way. Either type can cause genital herpes also. Usually type 2 causes most of the genital herpes.Neither is a weaker strain - they both do equal damage.Keep in mind that this virus is normally passed on by direct contact and the sores it creates will stay near the area where it first entered the body.There is a lot of discussion on whether you are infectious when the virus is dormant. Some of my friends at Mayo say it is possible. I guess anything is possible. My feeling is that most diseases are passed on only when you have active symptoms. Two things to keep in mind.If you were always contagious - or possibly contagious - you would never be able to kiss again. I just don't go along with that theory.Besides, nine out of ten people are already infected - at least for facial cold sores. That is nearly everybody. That is no reason to not be careful. We know for a fact that you are very contagious from the first tingling sensation on your lip until the sore is totally healed and the redness is totally gone. Follow this and I think you will be in good shape.For home remedies there are many. Here is a good basic plan.Apply cold to the sore from the beginning until it opens up. This is the time the virus is doing the damage and the cold will slow it down. Sometimes it will stop it completely.After the sore breaks open, do not use ice. This is the healing period and applying cold now will slow healing down a lot. Apply heat now for some comfort and a lot faster healing. Use a hot tea bag to do this as tea has some great anti-virus and healing properties. Do not heat up the tea bag directly in a microwave - it will destroy these beneficial properties. You can heat the water first and then use that to heat up the bag. If you can find tea with mint in it - much better still.When the sore scabs over, keep it soft and pliable with olive oil or petroleum jelly. That will prevent painful cracking and re-healing.There are many home remedies that don't cost you anything that I wish I had the time to tell you about.Good luckDenny Bodoh

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