Ridgewood, NJ
A 21-year-old male asked:

Was with my gf and her friend that have herpes and i was intimate with my gf kiss holdin hands she touched a stufof the girl with herpes am i at risk?

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Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Not : If you were not in direct contact with the herpes-infected person, than not.
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