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can genital herpes occur if partner has cold sore but there has been no oral-genital contact, but other forms of sexual contact occurred?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Yes.: Virus survives for a time in saliva, so any contact with surfaces with saliva on them can cause infection.
Answered on May 4, 2013
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