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I have oral/type 1 herpes. I may be spending New Years Eve

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I have oral/type 1 herpes. I may be spending New Years Eve with friends who still party. Can I spread herpes by sharing a joint or straw through the nose?
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Are you having any breathing problems?
Customer: Breathing problems? No, unless allergy season is going on. I've had this over 10 years and have avoided getting close to people.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Not that I can think of.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

oral type herpes virus is pretty common. 90% of people have the herpes virus in their system.

your friends most likely have the virus already in their system.

herpes virus is not spread through sharing a joint usually or sharing a straw in the nose.

you don't have to worry about spreading herpes virus.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thank you! Hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

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