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Can I pass hsv2 through a kiss?

  • A while ago I found out I had hsv2 and apparently got it from my mother possibly from a young age. I was never aware until I got tested because I've had no outbreak or was I having any symptoms. I was in a relationship and we kissed some things happened and I just found out that she thinks I've passed my hsv2 her. Can I pass hsv2 through a kiss or cutt?.

    Asked by Anonymous in Herpes Sep 09, 2021
  • Posted on Sep 30, 2021


    From what I have read and speaking to my doctor, both hsv 1 and hsv 2 can be passed on orally. Though, it is rare for hsv 2 but not impossible. Wherever the virus is (i.e. mouth, genitalia) is where it can be passed on. That’s why it is good to know which type and where. I have hsv 1 G. I can pass this on via vaginal/oral sex.

  • Posted on Sep 23, 2021

    IWa*********** PREMIUM Photo Verified

    Amendment to my first answer. Yes, it can be passed through a kiss. So can HSV-2 be passed. It is a virus and can remain dormant for years, then resurface. I hate having it. Got it from my first husband and was devastated. Doctor told me 60% of Americans have it. I deal with it now and make sure I'm not having an outbreak when I'm with someone.

  • Posted on Sep 23, 2021

    IWa*********** PREMIUM Photo Verified

    Sorry, but that is wrong info Bijoux. HSV-1 is passed orally and shows up on the regions just below the mouth.

  • Posted on Sep 21, 2021


    HSV1 is the strain that can be passed through kissing, sharing utensils, drinks, things of that nature because its the oral form of herpes. However I think you would have to have an outbreak at the time to infect someone.

  • Posted on Sep 19, 2021

    Bij**** PREMIUM Photo Verified

    No, you cannot transmit hsv2 through a kiss. It is passed on sexually.

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