Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar_universal
How long can HSV-1 live outside of the body on an inanimate object
For how long can herpes live on items such as chairs or tables? Also if I have a herpes sore below my lip does that mean only the sore is contagious or also my saliva even if the saliva doesn't come into contact with the sore?
Cancel
4 Answers
Page 1 of 1
101028_tn?1419606604
it can live on some surfaces for hours or even days.  That said, it's not going to be transmitted thru just contact with the virus on a surface.

Yes, herpes can be present in saliva too.  

If you are worried about some saliva from you ending up on a surface - it's not an issue.

grace
Comment
Cancel
101028_tn?1419606604
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
Thank you for your quick response. Just a couple other questions. What type of surfaces can herpes live on for hours or even days? Is it a low or high rate of transmission if a person were to touch the herpes virus from an object and then touch themselves while using the bathroom? Once the sores have healed should I wait any certain amount of time before engaging in sexual activity?
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
101028_tn?1419606604
Let's skip the 20 questions here a bit - what specific scenerio are you worried about exactly?

grace
Comment
Cancel
101028_tn?1419606604
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar_universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
How long can HSV-1 live outside of the body on an inanimate object
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Herpes Community Resources
Top STDs Answerers
3149845_tn?1452625053
Blank
Life360_Dave
fort lauderdale, FL
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
veryworried420
101028_tn?1419606604
Blank
gracefromHHP
PA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Fleetwood20
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
mil1209
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
feelingundone