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Can a person get genital herpes in any other way except sexual intercourse with an infected partner?

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Dr. Justin Fuehrer
Dr. Justin Fuehreranswered
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Yes, oral sex: Genital herpes can be transmitted during oral sex and does not necessary require genital to genital contact. It can also be transmittely manually after hand contact with an infected lesion.
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: A person can also get herpes through oral sex.

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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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