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Partner has cold sore and sex occurs (no oral-genital contact) is risk of genital herpes? Transfer from hands possible? How long until symptoms occur?

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Dr. Robert Killian
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In brief: Herpes New Info

The way you are wording this question is almost impossible to interpret.
First all sexually active adults must have a blood test to see what their herpes exposure history is. The place of the sores do not count anymore. There is no transmission of herpes from one part of one's body to another. Hsv 1 is very common and hsv 2 i much less common. Get the blood tests and then we can solve this.

In brief: Herpes New Info

The way you are wording this question is almost impossible to interpret.
First all sexually active adults must have a blood test to see what their herpes exposure history is. The place of the sores do not count anymore. There is no transmission of herpes from one part of one's body to another. Hsv 1 is very common and hsv 2 i much less common. Get the blood tests and then we can solve this.
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