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A 40-year-old male asked:

To get genital herpes you have to touch the infected area? a woman has an infected area above vagina, not on it. so as long as i don't touch that spot i should be ok? she's been on meds for it for 4 years. no outbreak for 2 years.

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Not true: People with herpes can spread it even if there is no outbreak or if you do not touch the outbreak area. Use condoms for better protection, but even they are not 100%. Read this from the CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/STDFact-herpes.htm
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Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Condoms: Always use condoms if dealing with an HSV2 ( genital ) breakout
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Last updated Oct 19, 2017

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