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how long does hsv (1) survive on a finger. for example one touches an oral blister that has not yet opened then accidentally touched another area .

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
It doesn't matter...: ...how long the virus can survive. In HSV infection present for more than a few months, autoinoculation (self transmission to a new part of the body) almost never occurs, except rarely to an eye. The immune system prevents it. Use common sense hygiene (hand washing, alchohol gel) but no need to be compulsive about it or worry about transmitting oral herpes to, say, the genital area.

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