Lots of websites say spit transfers the herpes virus, and others say herpes isn’t transfered through spit. Is it even possible to spread herpes to the hands, and then the hands to the genital without directly touching the sore? I NEVER touch the sore directly, nor does she, and we have never had oral sex. Oral herpes is transmitted through direct contact between the contagious area and broken skin (a cut or break) and mucous membrane tissue (such as the mouth or genitals). Herpes can also be transmitted when there are no symptoms present. If a person is experiencing symptoms orally, we recommend abstaining from performing oral sex and kissing others directly on the mouth until signs have healed and the skin looks normal again. The bottom line is that both HSV-1 and HSV-2 can be transmitted through oral sex, but transmission is uncommon, and there are many easy, cheap, and even tasty ways to prevent this from happening. Additionally, you and your girlfriend cannot transmit HSV-2 to one another unless one of you becomes infected by someone else who carries the virus.
Herpes can also occur on other parts of the body, although this is less common. Genital herpes is only passed through direct skin-to-skin contact, both orally and genitally. Herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that any sexually active person can get. You can also get herpes from an infected sex partner who does not have a visible sore or who may not know he or she is infected because the virus can be released through your skin and spread the infection to your sex partner(s). Herpes infection can be passed from you to your unborn child and cause a potentially deadly infection (neonatal herpes). For example, people can get infected from a kiss from a relative or friend with oral herpes. Herpes Infection: includes varicella zoster (causes chicken pox) and herpes simplex (cold sores in mouth). Warts: these can spread through kissing especially if in case of recent trauma.
Oral herpes can of course be spread by kissing. On the other hand, some infections like gonorrhea and chlamydia are harder to be transmitted through kissing alone. Oral herpes can be spread through contact such as kissing, or though oral sex. Direct contact for a short amount of time is enough to spread the virus. You might have got the virus or transfer it to other people through kissing or touching infected areas. However, when herpes virus leaves living cells, it dies.
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Cold sores can spread to other people through kissing even when people are completely unaware that they may have the cold sore virus and when no symptoms are present. The cold sore virus (HSV-1) transports to nerve cells and then to their roots where it can avoid immune system detection, becoming latent for an indeterminate period of time. The virus can remain latent (no symptoms) for years, but can also become reactivated during periods of illness, emotional stress, trauma, or other triggers, such as sunlight and menstruation. HSV-1 is typically spread via infected saliva and initially causes acute herpetic gingivostomatitis in children and acute herpetic pharyngotonsillitis in adults.