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Please explain if it is possible to get genital herpes without sexual intercourse?

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Dr. Daniel Lama
Specializes in Urology
Yes: Yes, it is possible, if the person who has herpes has active lesions and is in contact with your genital area.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to contract genital herpes without having sex?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Yes.: You can kiss someone with oral "genital, " of type two herpes in their mouth and contract type 2 orally. Hence, the confusion of oral versus genital. I prefer to use the terms type one and two.

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Last updated Dec 14, 2014

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