[Question #7514] Spreading Through Touch

3 months ago
Could I get herpes if my fiancee touches a sore and touches my genital area, and could I get herpes if I touch her genital area and touch another area on my body before I wash my hands?
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
3 months ago
As a group of three professionals, we do not believe that hands are a method of transmission of any sexually transmitted infections. Too much virus is lost in the process of moving from lesion to hands to genitals. Also, have you both been tested to know if you are the same or different in terms of your antibody response to herpes?

Terri
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3 months ago
Thank you, Terri.  She has gotten tested for STDs, and I will plan on getting tested.