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A 17-year-old male asked:

If you touch somebody elses herpes sore with just your hand and then you wash your hands with soap and water, does it kill the herpes virus?

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Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Dr. Arnold Lentnekanswered
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
It makes it MUCH less likely that the herpes will spread to you. As in much of medicine, nothing is absolute. Spread is less likely, not impossible
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