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Posted on Tue, 10 Oct 2017
Question: Hi my eye doctor says I have herpes in my eye.
Does that mean that I can give someone herpes if I have sex with them?
Can I still catch genitalia herpes?
Can It spread to my genitals?
Please explain
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Contamination needs to be avioded

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. Herpes lesions contain fluid that is virus laden. The virus is also present in the crusts formed after the drying up of the lesions. The only way the virus could spread is through contamination from the lesions. So, you need to handle the lesions carefully. If proper precautions are maintained it is unlikely to spread to your genitalia. However, usually a different strain of the virus causes genital herpes and so the matter is rather distinct. Unless you have genital herpes you cannot give genital herpes to a person you have sex with. Nevertheless you can give herpes to that person through contamination with the virus laden fluid of the herpetic lesions. After the crusts fall off completely there is no further risk.

Let me know if I could help further.

Regards
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Suggest Treatment For Herpes

Brief Answer: Contamination needs to be avioded Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. Herpes lesions contain fluid that is virus laden. The virus is also present in the crusts formed after the drying up of the lesions. The only way the virus could spread is through contamination from the lesions. So, you need to handle the lesions carefully. If proper precautions are maintained it is unlikely to spread to your genitalia. However, usually a different strain of the virus causes genital herpes and so the matter is rather distinct. Unless you have genital herpes you cannot give genital herpes to a person you have sex with. Nevertheless you can give herpes to that person through contamination with the virus laden fluid of the herpetic lesions. After the crusts fall off completely there is no further risk. Let me know if I could help further. Regards