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Is it possible to get herpes without sex or sexual contact?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Requires contact

Transmitted by mucous membrane to mucous membrane contact.
Can be transmitted even if there are no visible lesions.

In brief: Requires contact

Transmitted by mucous membrane to mucous membrane contact.
Can be transmitted even if there are no visible lesions.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cold sores

The common cold sore is caused by one of the strains of herpes and many acquire them without sexual contact.
Unfortunately, if there is ever any oral to genital contact while the germ is shedding,it can trigger a genital outbreak. Either way, this germ appears to require skin to skin transfer.

In brief: Cold sores

The common cold sore is caused by one of the strains of herpes and many acquire them without sexual contact.
Unfortunately, if there is ever any oral to genital contact while the germ is shedding,it can trigger a genital outbreak. Either way, this germ appears to require skin to skin transfer.
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