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The blisters and fluid are highly contagious. The virus may become latent, residing in the nerve cells, with recurrence at or near the original site. Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Our doctors recommend getting tested for both herpes type 1 and type 2 at least weeks after potential exposure. The first sign of oral herpes usually appears between 2 to 12 days after initial exposure. Do not share utensils, straws, glasses, or other items if someone has oral herpes. Often confused with many other infections, it can only be confirmed with a virus culture called PCR, blood test or biopsy. People suffering from oral herpes may also experience itching, burning or tingling around the mouth or lips.