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What are important things for teens to know about genital herpes?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: That they can get it
...And it is spread from one person to another by touching or intimate contact.
Oral sex can also allow the virus to spread. A person is the most contagious when he/she has an active blister, but the virus can also be spread even when there isn’t a blister present. The best ways to avoid spreading or catching the virus is to not touch active blisters. Using condoms reduces the risk, but not 100%.

In brief: That they can get it
...And it is spread from one person to another by touching or intimate contact.
Oral sex can also allow the virus to spread. A person is the most contagious when he/she has an active blister, but the virus can also be spread even when there isn’t a blister present. The best ways to avoid spreading or catching the virus is to not touch active blisters. Using condoms reduces the risk, but not 100%.
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