According to a post I found on www.herpesdoctor.com
, you CANNOT pass on Herpes to someone else without directly contacting them. Here is the quote:
No, you can only get Oral Herpes from intimate physical contact with some one who already has it. The virus will only survive a fraction of a second off human skin. And you can't get your own cold sore anywhere else on your body.
If you are still concerned, use a lighter to quickly burn the end of the pipe before inhaling. Personally, my friend SWIM
would still not take the risk, it it really isn't worth the consequences. Just roll 2 joints and smoke them together!
Also, just because there is not a CURRENT outbreak does NOT mean it isnt contagious:
Unfortunately the virus is not only contagious when there
is a visible outbreak, it is also contagious just before
the outbreak and in the viral shedding period.