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A 20-year-old member asked:

Can u get herpes from touching some one?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Probably not: In adults, there is no risk from non-intimate touching. For example, if someone has genital or oral herpes, nobody is at risk just from things like shaking hands, hugging, etc. Also little or no risk from hand contact with someone's infected genitals or mouth. Without sex or kissing, there is little or no risk.

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Last updated Aug 1, 2018

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