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can a person get genital herpes in any other way except sexual intercourse with an infected partner?

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Dr. Justin Fuehrer
9 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes, oral sex: Genital herpes can be transmitted during oral sex and does not necessary require genital to genital contact. It can also be transmittely manually after hand contact with an infected lesion.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Jennifer Diabo
21 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: A person can also get herpes through oral sex.
Answered on Dec 14, 2014
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If active ulcers: Higher chance, if no active lesions, lower chance. Your partner could take antiviral suppression medication, to lower risk of spread to you.

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