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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:58 pm 

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I accidentally sipped from a straw belonging to a friend who was showing cold sores on the lips. I sipped once for about 1 second before I realized it wasn't my drink. I basically sat around the rest of the day not washing my mouth or anything.

I didn't think about the cold sores until the next morning. In the meantime, I had kissed my wife and little daughter on the lips several times.

What are the chances I became infected with oral herpes and what are the chances I passed it to my family? I am very concerned.

Also, how long will it take for an outbreak or for me to know about me and my family?

Thank you very much for any assistance.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 4:26 am 

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As an adult - oral herpes is almost exclusively contracted thru good old fashioned smooching. You are very unlikely to contract hsv1 orally thru sharing a sip from a drink as you've described.

Even if you and your wife can't recall ever having a cold sore - chances are good that at least one of you is hsv1+ anyways. It's far more common than most folks think and the vast majority of folks don't get obvious cold sores to even know they are infected.

betsy


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