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Can genital herpes be transmitted other ways than sexually?

NO

But let’s explain clearly what “sexually” means so that everybody understands:

Generally, a person can only get genital herpes during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection.
– You can get genital herpes from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he or she is infected.
– You can get genital herpes during vagina, oral or anal sex.
– You can get genital herpes even if you are using protection, aka a condom; because herpes can occur on parts of the body that aren’t covered by a condom, and because of the possibility of viral shedding.
– Herpes can be transmitted by either the giver or receiver of oral sex
– You can get herpes if the partners rub against each other (naked of course :) )

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