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could a woman develop type 1 herpes through non sexual contact?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
Yes: Hsv 1 is usually associated with cold sores; casual contact, such as kissing, can transmit this (and is the most common reason for transmission).

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Last updated May 12, 2015

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