A 24-year-old female asked:
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Can't touch anything without washing my hands. Scared I'm gonna get genital herpes because mother has cold sore and touches objects and clothes. Help?

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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Go to therapist: Paranoia, untreated anxiety, and having fantasies that aren't based in any reality, would seem to qualify you for some work with a good mental health specialist.
Answered on Jul 28, 2014

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You can not.: You need skin to skin contact to get it.
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No: You can not get genital herpes this way. Cold sores are HSV-1(herpes simplex 1) and genital herpes are HSV-2.
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