I was just wandering whether cheek kissing (i.e., lips only grazing the cheek if that) posed a risk of transferring the herpes virus? Also, if the cheek kiss was on the OPPOSITE side to the cold sore (so, say the sore was on the left side of the lips and the kiss was on the right) would that pose a risk, or is the virus too localised to the sore to pose any risk? Thanks!
Most likely, your risk would be low if you made contact well away from the sore. But beyond "probably pretty low" we can't know for sure.
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