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Can you get herpes from touching someone

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Nope: Herpes is rarely if ever transmitted by indirect contact like this -- only by direct contact with an infected person's infected body part, like kissin... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatric Critical Care 32 years experience
HSV: Herpes viruses can be transmitted by direct inoculation particularly if there is a break in the skin of the recipient. There may alternative points ... Read More
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
No: Relax. Nobody ever got herpes this way.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
This is a very low risk scenario, as most dishes would not be subject to saliva application. Best practices would be that you would wash your hands a... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
No risk, no worry: Herpes is rarely if ever transmitted by hand-genital contact, and certainly would not be transmissble an hour after contact. Don't worry about it.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
No worries: Brief, fleeting contact is never enough to transmit herpes. And there never would be enough virus on a handle or door knob anyway. Herpes is NEVER tra... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Herpes New info!: Heres is contagious where one gets infected. If one is infected ion the labia or other parts of the perineum than a condom on the male partner will n... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
No you can not: No you can not get herpes from toilet or by using public bathroom.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 44 years experience
Unlikely: It would be highly unlikely. Usually from skin to skin contact.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
No risk, no worries: In theory this could happen, in reality it never does. Almost every sexually active person has hand contact with their partners' genital and anal area... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
No: You have to have direct contact with another cold sore or genial herpes in the genital area in order to contract herpes of any kind in the genital are... Read More