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Can i get herpes if i fingerted a girl who has genital herpes? i do have a paper cut on my finger.

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Herpes is a virus and can be transmitted through body fluids. For example, you may have oral sex with someone who has genital herpes and get "genital herpes-hsv-2" on your lips (as oppsed to the common hsv-1-cold sore herpes). Wearing condoms during sex and assuring you have no open hand sores (or even wearing gloves) is the best way to prevent the spread of hsv-2 (next to abstinence).

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Last updated Mar 26, 2013

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