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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

Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...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 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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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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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

If : If the doctor that prescribed you a z-pack examined your throat he/she would have likely seen herpetic lesions. Did you tell him/her of your encounter, was a throat and herpes culture done? This would have been key to making a diagnosis. If not you can recommend a blood test for herpes. This can give you information about previous exposure to herpes (type 1 or 2) however you will never know when you contracted it. Some people have been exposed to heres in their life and have never had an outbreak. If you in fact contracted herpes while performing oral sex you are at risk for developing herpes lesions on your lips (cold sores) or more worrisome on your throat. If you get a recurrence of your throat symptoms or feel like something is there, see your doctor at once. Also i recommend you get a complete std work up. Take care and always protect yourself. ...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 can I get genital herpes?

How can I get genital herpes?

...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not need to be an open sore to get the virus. This is known as “asymptomatic shedding.” there is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk of getting herpes. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get genital herpes off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get genital herpes off and on?

No specific ones: Herpes is like a squatter. It moves in and does not go away, although it may remain very quiet. For a variety of reasons, many poorly understood, some individuals sustain repeated outbreaks. These can be managed medically with antivirals. ...Read more

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Supposing I have cold sores(herpes 1, ), can I get genital herpes?

Supposing I have cold sores(herpes 1, ), can I get genital herpes?

Yes: Having hsv-1 does not confer any protection from getting hsv-2. Always practice safe sex and use protection whenever you can (condoms). ...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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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

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


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Genital Herpes (Definition)

A skin and mucous membrane infection of the soft tissues of the genitals, either male or female. It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex and transmitted person to person by direct contact. It produces small blister-like lesions which break down and form shallow ulcers which are ...Read more