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How can herpes spread ?

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Dr. Cody Mead
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Contact: Herpes is spread from skin-to-skin contact when someone has active blisters. Hope this helps!
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Contact : any skin to skin contact especially any contact moist mucous membranes like mouth or body openings
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Herpes Simplex Virus: The herpes simplex virus-1 is most often the cause of cold sores. It can be spread to the mouth or lips through activities like kissing. It can spread to the genitals by mouth to genital contact or genital to genital contact. Herpes simplex virus -2 can be spread through vaginal, anal ; oral sex.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What is the probability of spreading herpes?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Excellent!: Kissing and oral & anal sex can easily spread both herpes 1 and 2. Be safe, take remiting drugs if you have herpes and your partner does not.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

How can herpes spread ?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cody Mead
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Contact: Herpes is spread from skin-to-skin contact when someone has active blisters. Hope this helps!
A 39-year-old member asked:

How easily is herpes spread?

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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology 19 years experience
Depends: Hsv is spread through contact. You must be careful as it is an easier virus to spread.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How widespread can herpes spread on you?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Depends: It can go from very local lesions, such as with genital herpes, to widespread, such as with chicken pox.
Biscoe, NC
A 32-year-old female asked:

Can herpes be spread on a towel?

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
Unlikely: The virus dies quickly outside of the body, it's nearly impossible to get the infection through contact towels.

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