Can You Get Herpes from Sharing a Joint?

Can You Get Herpes from Sharing a Joint?

Many wonder if sharing a joint can spread herpes. This article explores the risks involved.

Answer: Maybe

Risk of Herpes from Sharing a Joint

Herpes is mainly transmitted through direct skin-to-skin contact. HSV-1, responsible for oral herpes, is of particular concern when sharing items like joints. While the risk of transmission through a joint is lower compared to direct contact, it's not impossible. The virus survives for a short time outside the body, so if a person with an active cold sore shares a joint, there's a slight chance of passing the virus to others.

It's always safer to avoid sharing joints, especially if someone has an active herpes outbreak. For outbreak prevention try Herpease a new science backed formula.

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