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Doctor insights on: Can Herpes Get Transferred From Finger To Genital

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Can I get herpes if a guy that had no previous contact with his genitals fingered me?

Can I get herpes if a guy that had no previous contact with his genitals fingered me?

It is unlikely: If he does not have active herpes lesions and no previous contact with his genital but there is always a possibility to get infected if his blood test show that he is infected with the herpes virus type1 or 2 or both because he will be shedding herpes virus for ever no matter if he has active herpes lesion or not. ...Read more

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If you put your finger on someone's pocket that has genital herpes and then touch your face will you get infected?

If you put your finger on someone's pocket that has genital herpes and then touch your face will you get infected?

No risk: Herpes is transmitted only by direct skin-to-skin contact. For genital herpes, only by intercourse, not hand-genital contact. And no STD can be transmitted through clothing. ...Read more

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If I fingered a girl who has genital herpes will I get it? I do have a paper cit on my finger that I used.

If I fingered a girl who has genital herpes will I get it? I do have a paper cit on my finger that I used.

Not necessarily: But a break in the skin certainly increased your risk. Note: you may not know for days, months, or years since it can be asleep, or dormant, for a long time.

Remember, know yourself, know your partner, use barrier protection (condoms, dental dams, or gloves). ...Read more

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Can I get genital herpes from a guy who fingered me. He touched his penis then fingered me, but didn't have an outbreak.

Can I get genital herpes from a guy who fingered me. He touched his penis then fingered me, but didn't have an outbreak.

Doubtful: Usually spread through intercourse and sexual secretions inside of you. Not a bad idea to use condoms. ...Read more

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Can I get herpes if I fingerted a girl who has genital herpes? I do have a paper cut on my finger.

Can I get herpes if I fingerted a girl who has genital herpes? I do have a paper cut on my finger.

Yes: Herpes is a virus and can be transmitted through body fluids. For example, you may have oral sex with someone who has genital herpes and get "genital herpes-hsv-2" on your lips (as oppsed to the common hsv-1-cold sore herpes). Wearing condoms during sex and assuring you have no open hand sores (or even wearing gloves) is the best way to prevent the spread of hsv-2 (next to abstinence). ...Read more

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If I have a cold sore & wipe saliva w/ my fingers on my penis to penetrate my gf, can she get genital herpes? I didn't touch the sore, just my tongue.

If I have a cold sore & wipe saliva w/ my fingers on my penis to penetrate my gf, can she get genital herpes? I didn't touch the sore, just my tongue.

Not likely: Although there is a low likelihood that you transmitted herpes to your partner, it is possible to transmit virus from a cold sore and thus transmission to your partner could result in her developing genital herpes. The herpes virus could go from your cold sore to your hand and from there to your penis. ...Read more

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Can you get syphillis/gential herpes or any other types of STI's if you finger a women's vagina. The scenario is there no finger cot but finger is clean with no infection. What if the vagina has a sore that is not visible to the eye.?

Can you get syphillis/gential herpes or any other types of STI's if you finger a women's vagina. The scenario is there no finger cot but finger is clean with no infection. What if the vagina has a sore that is not visible to the eye.?

Rare But: Possible. Very small chance. Higher risk if you have open cuts or sores on your fingers or you have a compromised immune system. There is a condition called Herpetic Whitlow that was common in dentists before we all wore gloves so it is possible but still very unlikely. ...Read more

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When a finger (s) with mid scab wound is exposed to genital herpes and the wound heals before GH can manifest does finger artist become 1of 90%?

When a finger (s) with mid scab wound is exposed to genital herpes and the wound heals before GH can manifest does finger artist become 1of 90%?

Not usually: Genital Herpes has a predilection for the genitals and does not manifest itself on a finger. So unless you touched the finger to your genitals or mouth, it should not effect your finger. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract herpes if a man touched himself and fingered me? He has not had an outbreak in years. Alot of hand/genital occurred.

Is it possible to contract herpes if a man touched himself and fingered me? He has not had an outbreak in years. Alot of hand/genital occurred.

No risk, no worries: Herpes is rarely if ever transmitted by hand-genital contact. In my 40 years in the STD business, I've never seen a patient with genital herpes that was acquired other than by intercourse or direct oral-genital contact. Not enough virus is carried over by fingering or other hand-genital contact. Even with a partner known to have genital herpes, this is nothing to be worried about. ...Read more

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My girfriend thinks she has caught genital herpes from her last boyfriend. Can I catch it from kissing her on the mouth or masturbating her with my fingers?

My girfriend thinks she has caught genital herpes from her last boyfriend. Can I catch it from kissing her on the mouth or masturbating her with my fingers?

Yes: If you have contact with any area that is actively shedding virus you could be infected. The transmission risk can be lowered by the infected partner taking suppresive anti viral medications. ...Read more

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Could I have contracted genital herpes? I had a sexual encounter about two weeks ago who I am now told by a third party has herpes. We did not have sex, but she did perform oral on me, and although I did not perform oral on her, I did finger her and lick

Could I have contracted genital herpes? I had a sexual encounter about two weeks ago who I am now told by a third party has herpes. We did not have sex, but she did perform oral on me, and although I did not perform oral on her, I did finger her and lick

Probably no risk: If your partner has genital herpes, you were not at risk: most people with genital herpes do not have simultaneous oral herpes, so no risk from oral sex. If she has oral herpes and had an outbreak at the time, you could be at risk. However, half of all adults have had type 1 HSV (often since childhood) and are immune to new infections with HSV1. Fingering is no risk for catching genital herpes. ...Read more

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If my fingers came in contact with genital herpes or genital warts, would I have to wash my hands with soap or can I just rinse my hands?

If my fingers came in contact with genital herpes or genital warts, would I have to wash my hands with soap or can I just rinse my hands?

Water ok.: Water will remove over 90% of the viral load on your skin. Using the soap Would only be beneficial if there was oil residues or massive amounts of contaminant on your hand but you weren't able to wash off with water. ...Read more

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Fingered a girl with genital herpes 2 months ago. Washed hands for 5 min right after. Noticed cold sore on lip but do have hsv1. Is it possibly hsv2?

Fingered a girl with genital herpes 2 months ago. Washed hands for 5 min right after. Noticed cold sore on lip but do have hsv1. Is it possibly hsv2?

Hard to say: Hsv 1 is more often linked to cold sores at the lip margins while hsv 2 is most often linked with genital lesions. However, both strains are occasionally found at either location. Whether or not this has anything to do with the exposure you cite is hard to say. ...Read more

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The guy I'm with has genital herpes & touched himself & then fingered me right after. He's not having outbreak at time but said he felt one coming? He is not on suppressive therapy. Could I have been infected? No visible cuts on hands (except he got a man

The guy I'm with has genital herpes & touched himself & then fingered me right after. He's not having outbreak at time but said he felt one coming? He is not on suppressive therapy. Could I have been infected? No visible cuts on hands (except he got a man

Improbable: But possible. HSV2 is a sexually transmitted virus, usually through genital secretions. Low chance, of infection through touch, but it has been reported and seen. Condoms are mandatory: right? ...Read more

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How likely is it she could get oral herpes from you, and then transfer it to your genitals?

How likely is it she could get oral herpes from you, and then transfer it to your genitals?

Unlikely: Having a women become colonized and infected with your herpes simplex virus and then transferring the same virus to your genitals through oral sex is very unlikely. It is far more likely to occur through oral sex when the recipient has not yet been infected with the strain of herpes in your mouth. Since oral sex became more acceptable we see this transfer occurring frequently. ...Read more

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If a HIV man positive he transfer genital herpes to a negative women is that means she get HIV too even if they have safe sex?

If a HIV man positive he transfer genital herpes to a negative women is that means she get HIV too even if they have safe sex?

No: Herpes & HIV are two different viral infections. Passing one does not mean you will pass the other. However, there is definitely a real possibility of passing both. To reduce the risk, the HIV + person should be on anti-retrovirals & protease inhibitors. The person should also always watch for herpes lesions & be on treatment if any occur. They should also practice safe sex esp with lesions. ...Read more

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On the lower leg I get this almost cut looking rash, doc said maybe herpes. 1. Does that man I have genital herpes too? 2. If it is herpes can I transfer it to my genitals by touch? 3. How I get it?

On the lower leg I get this almost cut looking rash, doc said maybe herpes. 1. Does that man I have genital herpes too? 2. If it is herpes can I transfer it to my genitals by touch? 3. How I get it?

Herpes: I know another physician answered this, but I have a different response. Before any other action, you must get the herpes blood tests. All adults should know their herpes status. 90% of people with herpes do not have outbreaks. To culture your rash this late in the game would be unwise. A viral culture would be meaningless if done more than a day or two after the blisters show up. ...Read more

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Can I get genital herpes from a razor?

Can I get genital herpes from a razor?

Possible, but rare: Herpes is a very contageous virus, so it is possible to get via sharing razors. In general you should never share razors since you can get many different bacterial infections from unsanitary use. ...Read more

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Can you get the mirana with genital herpes?

Should not: You should not get the Mirena (levonorgestrel) if you are having active herpetic lesions. Once all the lesions are healed and you are assessed by your doctor, you should be able to get the mirena---provided that there is nothing else prevents you from getting it.. ...Read more

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How to get pain relief from genital herpes?

How to get pain relief from genital herpes?

None, but...: Keep the affected area as clean & dry as possible with optional use of topical agents and judicious use of oral pain medication to ease the associated pain, which will self resolve in 2-3 wks as usual for most patients. To ease and shorten its severity and course, take anti-viral drug like Valtrex with 24 hours of starting its prodromal symptoms. ...Read more

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If I recieve oral sex, can I get genital herpes?

Yes: Herpes virus has two types. Type I is usually associated with fever blisters & type ii is usually associated with genital lesions. However, either virus may be transmitted by oral sex in either direction. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get genital herpes from oral sex?

Is it possible to get genital herpes from oral sex?

Yes: Herpes viruses are associated with mucous membranes. Usually hsv-1 is found in the oral cavity and hsv-2 is found in the genital area. But, crossover infection is becoming more common. ...Read more

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Can you only get genital herpes from sex and oral sex?

Pretty much: Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease-so something sexual must be going on. These days, it's not like the 1950s, so sometimes HSV1 and HSV2 can get a little mixed up. (The first virus is the cold sore virus, and the second one is classically associated with genital herpes, but now the 2 can interchange a bit depending on the activity). Herpes is very infectious BTW-talk/take precautions ...Read more

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Can virgins who have not even had oral sex get genital herpes?

Unlikely: Genital herpes is predominantly spread by contact with parts that carry the virus (oral secretions, lips, penis etc). Without sexual foreplay and contact, you won't get genital herpes.
Oral herpes can be acquired if you share drinks or liquids with someone who may have an infection and is shedding the virus
Best wishes
Dr M ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more