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can i get herpes hsv 2 if i cant get hsv 1?

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Yes: You can get both very easily. Very common viral infection. It is transmitted by touch.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Sure, why not?: Confusing question. What make you think you can't catch HSV1? Whether or not you have (or can catch) HSV1, you certainly could be infected with HSV2 if sexually exposed to an infected partner.

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