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Hello. 2 weeks ago I stupidly ate a piece of my friends burger. She didnt want it anymore and it had been sitting for an hour. I cut piece of the burger off but there was still a piece on there that she had bitten off of. The next day she has a full on cold sore that I hadnt noticed the night before. One of my other friends hadn't noticed her cold sore and shared some water with her. A few days later we were both sick. Flu like symptoms but also accompanied with a cough and stuffy nose. My boyfriend also got sick but I hadnt kissed him. We only shared a cigarette. I was wondering if I actually got sick or if these were probably signs of my first outbreak. I haven't had any sores as of yet though. Im just really confused especially because my boyfriend got sick as well.
Herpes is very contagious, I don't know what to say. I don't know how likely it is to catch coldsore from sharing a burger even a tiny bit. But sharing cups is a sure thing. U do transmit that virus from sharing cups.
It is a social stigma about cold sores. Its really not that big of deal. Its like all of us having a cold. It is a virus. Do not let that get you down. People are starting to learn it is a sickness and nothing like omg that person is nasty cause they have a cold sore.
The post above isn't too accurate, so I'll chime in.
HSV-1 or cold sores is transmitted through romantic kisses, not from objects or food at this age. It's likely that your roommate is also sick with a cold, hence the name "cold sore", and you got a cold from her, not HSV-1. You probably passed this cold to your boyfriend. You really have no reason to think this is herpes.
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