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Herpes without intercourse

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lama
Specializes in Urology
Yes: Yes, it is possible, if the person who has herpes has active lesions and is in contact with your genital area.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes, you can get: The herpes simplex virus without having sexual intercourse. Don't know the actual odds. Hsv -2 can be spread through vaginal, anal ; oral sex. The her... Read More
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Herpes: Herpes is a virus that is transmitted skin to skin or infected fluids to skin. There are two types of herpes, type one is the 'oral version and is fo... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
No: Fortunately, not every exposure causes transmission of disease. But get it checked out and practice safe sex in the future.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Richiusa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Possible: The longer is the exposure to the virus the more likely is the infection.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Herpes I/II ?'s: Herpes is a very contagious virus, and although is primarily passed with oral or genital contact, any contact of mucus membranes with the virus from a... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kaveh Karandish
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
No: If your already infected , intercourse per se should not cause an out-break ....
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Myths: First of course you must be concerned. Herpes is permanent. There are two types of herpes. 75% of Americans have the oral version of herpes and 25%... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Tissue could be irri: Tated form herpes or other causes, you should see your gyn and your doc can do an exam and culture.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Hsv-1 ("oral herpes") can be passed through intercourse just as hsv-2 ("genital herpes") can. This distinction between the two has become clouded wit... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Absolutely: To either party from either party. It can also be transmitted by oral sex or any contact of lesions on the genitals with another persons genitals.

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