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

Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree
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.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors