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Can parent with herpes of the genitals and mouth give the virus to a child through routine, non-sexual contact?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Yes

This is very common.
Parents kiss their children, touch their own mouths and then the child, and other forms of activities which can result in transmission.

In brief: Yes

This is very common.
Parents kiss their children, touch their own mouths and then the child, and other forms of activities which can result in transmission.
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