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How can you get a cold by kissing someone who already has it, but you can't get their antibodies by kissing them after they recover? Or can you?

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    – tyersome
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    Commented Dec 13, 2019 at 0:25

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Antibodies are in the blood, not in the saliva, whereas herpes virus is secreted to saliva so you get infected through the contact with mucosa.

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