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Old 09-08-2012, 05:29 PM   #1
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A little worried :/

Hello,

I'm wondering if there is any way to transmit herpes through hand to genital contact.

Around a week ago, I had an episode with an individual that has not tested positive for herpes or any type of STD. I was in a hot tub and did not participate in any unsafe sexual activities, but I did have my hands on this guy's genitals. I touched his penis and then my own. If this person was indeed a herpes carrier, is there any way I could have picked up herpes through this type of contact?

I went to the doctor for a physical and a complete round of blood tests and was informed everything is fine, but would like another opinion. I did have a mild UTI and have worried myself to death thinking that I might have picked up an STD.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

 
Old 09-08-2012, 05:45 PM   #2
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Re: A little worried :/

I can't imagine that being very likely unless there were visible/touchable open sores at the time. Not to be cheeky, but you'd probably be more likely to have picked up something from the hot tub.

 
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:41 PM   #3
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Re: A little worried :/

^ I figured that the hot tub (I found it hadn't been cleaned in a while) was probably more likely to transmit bacteria, but I was still wondering about the likelihood of a hand being a carrier for herpes. If an individual is asymptomatic and/or not displaying any open sores, is it still possible for diseases to be transmitted via the hands?

 
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Re: A little worried :/

Hi,
The virus does not live very long outside of the body let alone in chemicals such as ones in a hot tub. I think you are fine, nothing to worry about.
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