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Oak Ridge, TN
A 37-year-old female asked about a 38-year-old member:

Can vaginal sex cause herpes on the outer buttocks or does anal sex does? i never had vaginal intercourse but had anal one time. i have no sores on my vaginal area. i was recently diagnosed from sores on buttocks.. thanks

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Genital herpes: Once someone has genital herpes, recurrent oubreaks can occur anywhere from upper thighs to waist. It doesn't matter. The initial infection can be either genital or anal -- it doesn't matter. Speak with your doctor about a prescription of valacyclovir or acyclovir to reduce both the frequency of outbreaks and chance of transmission to sex partner(s). Good luck!
Last updated Sep 20, 2020

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