Herpes simplex virus (HSV2) is one of the diseases that you can spread through direct skin to skin such as kissing, oral sex, genital-to-genital rubbing, and vaginal etc. In this article I am going to reveal how Herpes Simplex virus 2 (HSV2) can be transmitted through kissing, by looking into the following bulleting point;
- What Is Herpes Simplex virus 2?
- How Can You Get HSV2?
- How Herpes Simplex virus 2 (HSV2) can transmit through kissing?
WHAT IS HSV2
Herpes Simplex virus 2 (HSV2) is a virus infection that hinders the skins and mucous membranes which line genitals. HSV2 is popularly known as genital herpes. The Center Disease Control’s records indicated that more than 40 million people in the U.S had genital herpes.
HOW CAN YOU GET THE Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV2)?
Herpes Simplex virus 2 (HSV2) cannot transmit through inanimate objects such as spoons, glasses, razors, towels, etc. Genitals herpes can only spread through direct skin-to-skin contact with the infected area such as kissing, oral sex, genital-to-genital rubbing, vaginal, and anal sex. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Records indicates that around 20% of sexually active adults in the United States are infected with HSV-2. Herpes (both oral & genital) can spread even when there are no symptoms or sores. These are called asymptomatic shedding.
How Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (Hsv2) Can Transmit Through Kissing?
Herpes simplex virus 2 (hsv2) can be transmitted through kissing if the other person involved has genital herpes 2 on the mouth already; it is possible to catch it from them by kissing. If one has recently acquired herpes, one may be peeling cells between outbreaks. After one has had herpes for a very long time, one is usually only contagious during prodrome (the itchy feeling that precedes an explosion) and when sores or scabs are present. If you, OP, already have HSV-2, you are unlikely to get it in your mouth since your antibodies will protect you.
The great news about Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (Hsv2) on the mouth is that it eventually goes inactive in that area. Some people get only one outbreak, and then it disappears. The Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (Hsv2) always find in the nerve roots of the lower spine and it “doesn’t like” the mouth/face.
In another word
If someone has Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (Hsv2) infection on their lips, it can efficiently transmit by a kiss. In fact, this is a familiar way for the herpes virus to spread from one person to another. Opposing to the general belief, both HSV-1 and HSV-2 can take place either on the lips or in the genital area, or occasionally elsewhere on the body.
However, Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (Hsv2) infection that occurs in the genital area cannot be transmitted by a mouth-to-mouth kiss, no matter whether it is HSV-1 or HSV-2. Herpes can only be transfer by direct contact with the actual part of the skin on which the sores occur.