A 23-year-old male asked:
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Can herpes gladiatorum cause/become genital herpes, possibly through masturbation?

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Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Virus: The virus is the same, so it could be spread to the genital area by touching the genital area with the virus.
Answered on May 18, 2018

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