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A 18-year-old female asked:

Is it possible to transmit herpes simplex virus 1 on to your genital area, specifically on the labia majora, by accidentally touching yourself ?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Yes you can: Yes you can transmit if you have active lesions and you toch these and than touch your labia accidentally.
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Herpes: There are 2 types of herpes simplex. Type 1 usually affects the oral area. Type 2 usually affects the genital area. However it is possible for type 1 to affect the genital area and type 2 to affect the oral area but this would be rare.

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