[Question #2979] Possible Herpes Exposure

42 months ago
Hello Doctors. Five days ago I received a lap dance from a stripper. I was fully clothed and she wore thong underwear. During the dance she put my hands on her breasts and buttocks. Immediately after I needed to use the restroom so I went and urinated without first thinking to wash my hands. I have been having a great deal of anxiety and stress ever since thinking that I could have  caught something from the stripper specifically herpes by not washing my hands before touching my penis. Am I at any risk? No sex of any kind took place, but now I am afraid to have sex with my wife for fear that I may have herpes and I can’t seem to shake the thought from my head. Thank you very much for your time.
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
42 months ago
There is absolutely nothing that you did that would put you at risk of acquiring herpes.  Absolutely nothing at all.  Work harder to shake the thought from you head.  It should most certainly not be in there!

Terri
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