Can You Get Herpes By Sharing Someone's Drink?


Asked by thickness31

Can you get herpes from sharing a drink with a person who has it?


Hi there,

It's possible to pass oral herpes through saliva, which means that you can contract the virus by sharing eating utensils or a straw. Herpes simplex can't live outside the body for very long, however, so you're less likely to get it from sharing a drink with someone than from kissing them.

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