A 21-year-old male asked:
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could you get infected with your own genital herpes on the face with urine?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Very unlikely: Transfer of HSV infection to another part of the body (auto-inoculation) sometimes occurs during the first few weeks after catching the virus. Once someone has had genital or oral herpes more than 2-3 months, auto-inoculation is very rare. Use common sense hygiene, i.e. wash hands after toilet, and limit hand contact with face/eyes during genital herpes outbreaks. Otherwise no worries about it.
Answered on Aug 6, 2017
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