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A 32-year-old male asked:

Can you get herpes from someone by shaking their hands after they've touched their mouth. i wash my hands before touching other places within 1hr?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
No: Most adults already have type1 herpes anyway, but are not aware of it. If you already have it you cannot catch it. It is not spread this way either.

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