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A 17-year-old female asked:

possible to create herpes if you have a vaginal infection and have unprotected sex wit only one partner who has no herpes? no other sexual partners.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Humans cannot create herpes (nor create any other life form). It will be a really scary day when man figures out how to create life forms like bacteria or viruses! herpes only comes from somebody else's herpes, but it does not have to be a sexual type of contact. For example, lip "cold sores" are herpes, and most people got them through non-sexual contact.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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