Can You Get Herpes Through French Kissing?
Originally asked by Community Member twinkle09
If you French kiss someone with gentital herpes, can you get it or do you actually have to have sex to get it?
You can contract herpes from kissing if the person you are kissing has oral herpes (most commonly a result of HSV-1). While the chances are much smaller when there is not an active outbreak, it is still apossible. However, a genital herpes infection cannot be transmitted through french kissing. You need to have direct contact with the infected area to be at risk. You can go to your doctor for a blood test if you have concerns.
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Answered By: Cindy Cunningham