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How long can HSV-1 live outside of the body on an inanimate object
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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?
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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.

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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?
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Let's skip the 20 questions here a bit - what specific scenerio are you worried about exactly?

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