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My friend has a cold sore

does that mean she has herpes or not necessarily


Asked by Liz4Life at 4:29 PM on Apr. 23, 2011 in Health

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  • Cold sores are one of many strains of herpes. It does not make it an STD.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 4:37 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of herpes simplex virus: HSV-1 and HSV-2. Both virus types can cause lip and mouth sores and genital herpes.

    The herpes simplex virus usually enters the body through a break in the skin around or inside the mouth. It is usually spread when a person touches a cold sore or touches infected fluid-such as from sharing eating utensils or razors, kissing an infected person, or touching that person's saliva. A parent who has a cold sore often spreads the infection to his or her child in this way. Cold sores can also be spread to other areas of the body.


    Answer by babygirl0782 at 4:37 PM on Apr. 23, 2011


    Cold sores are "herpes simplex"....not the herpes that you get from sexual transmission.
    I GOOGLED this. Google is your friend.

    Answer by minnesotanice at 4:37 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • Cold soars ARE a type of Herpes. It's NOT the STD type but It IS still Herpes.

    Answer by vbruno at 4:37 PM on Apr. 23, 2011