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A 26-year-old male asked:

Can i catch herpes by fingering a girl who had a cold sore outbreak on her mouth only but nothing on genitals? will the vaginal secretion will also be contagious?

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Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Dr. Arnold Lentnekanswered
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Yes. Lower risk than catching oral herpes from kissing but still a risk (whether or not active lesions are present)

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