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genital to hand herpes

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
32 years experience Dermatology
Herpes: Herpes can be spread by skin-to-skin contact, however, the hand is not the most common place to have herpes. But yes, the virus is contagious by cont ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Yes.: Herpes simplex is a virus, so like bacteria, it can be spread by skin-to-skin contact. All the more reason to wash your hands carefully and often.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
35 years experience Pediatrics
No: it's just not possible. http://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/STDFact-herpes.htm
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Litle or no risk: The chance of transmitting herpes from this sort of contact is zero or close to it. And herpes doesn't infect the hands. Of course you should use comm ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
No risk, no worries: Herpes is rarely if ever transmitted by hand-genital contact. In my 40 years in the STD business, I've never seen a patient with genital herpes that w ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
17 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: Scenarios like these are unlikely to pass on the infection.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Impossible: If you already have genital herpes, it stays there and can not spread anywhere else. You will not spread the virus to your mouth. There are 2 herpes s ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
38 years experience Dermatology
Direct innoculation: The virus is only generally spread by direct skin contact , person to person.
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