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A 31-year-old male asked about a 20-year-old male:

My mom has genital herpes can i hug her,kiss her,touch her and wash my clothes with her without catching the virus?if she coughed in my face will get?

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Dr. Yelena Kipervas
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No: No, you can not catch the genital herpes through kissing, hugging your mom, and washing your clothes together. Not through the cough as well. Be happy together. Your question is pretty smart.

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