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can you get herpes from touching someone

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg
27 years experience Dermatology
Possible: It is possible.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not: In adults, there is no risk from non-intimate touching. For example, if someone has genital or oral herpes, nobody is at risk just from things like sh ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Myths: No.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
30 years experience Pediatrics
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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Possible...: Generally speaking, herpetic outbreak with visible lesions is the prime time to be contagious and infectious, but not at 100%. Remember being exposed ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
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.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
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 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No risk at all: Herpes is not transmitted by such contact, only by direct personal contact like kissing and sex. Don't worry about it.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Asked and answered : No. You have already been taught this. Also herpes is never transmitted from skin not infected. Herpes viral shedding has ZERO correlation to when one ... Read More
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