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How can the herpes simplex virus spread?

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes

The transmission of herpes is not 100% with contact but increases with any breaks in skin or contact with mucosal membranes.
One could potentially "auto-inoculate" or spread the herpes virus to different parts of their body this way if there is contact with contents of a herpes rash to the other body part(s).

In brief: Yes

The transmission of herpes is not 100% with contact but increases with any breaks in skin or contact with mucosal membranes.
One could potentially "auto-inoculate" or spread the herpes virus to different parts of their body this way if there is contact with contents of a herpes rash to the other body part(s).
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