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Can genital herpes be spread using a hand on the penis

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Extremely unlikely: Hand-to-genital transmission of herpes is theoretically possible but very rare.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
No: Herpes spreads by skin-to-skin direct contact, ie, directly from the site of infection to the site of contact. Cloth, etc in-between interrupts it as ... Read More
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Dr. Howard Usitalo
39 years experience Urology
Unlikely: If your partner did not have active lesions at time of activity it's unlikely herpes can be spread
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No way to guess, but: A normal handwashing 1 minute after touching a penis usually means no worries about infection. Of course, one cannot catch a disease from a penis unle ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience Pediatrics
No: it's just not possible. http://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/STDFact-herpes.htm
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Direct innoculation: The virus is only generally spread by direct skin contact , person to person.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here is ...: Your precaution is well taken and respected but excessive. Known to most if not all, we always coexist and live with all kinks of bugs - bacteria, vir ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No. Hand washing was imperative to avoiding any spread of the herpes lesions.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
23 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Unfortunately, genital herpes is incurable. The virus lives in the nerve cells throughout the body. Any kind of physical trauma can cause the lesions ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Pain: Herpetic lesions on penis can cause pain.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Herpes=Blisters: This is very simplistic ;but most often herpetic lesions look like small blisters.See a dr and know!

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