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i took a swig from a liquor bottle from an unsavory character

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i took a swig from a liquor bottle from an unsavory character over the weekend, i was smart enough not to touch my lips to the bottle. the person did not appear to have an active outbreak. i've never had a cold sore. i've read this isn't the best way to contract something, but i've also read that drinking from someone else glass is a way to spread herpes. how nervous should i be?

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I believe you will be just fine. As you say you did not touch the bottle with your mouth and alcohol is a great disinfectant

Customer:

alright, thanks.

RickMD :

I do not believe you have caught herpes or any other disease from sharing this persons libations.

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My pleasure.

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