It also is possible to pass herpes if one person touches the part of their body that has herpes and then immediately touches another persons mouth or genitals. Sharing sex toys without changing condoms or washing toys may also pass the virus.
Can you get herpes if it touches your skin?
Herpes is easily spread from skin-to-skin contact with someone who has the virus. You can get it when your genitals and/or mouth touch their genitals and/or mouth — usually during oral, anal, and vaginal sex. Herpes can be passed even if the penis or tongue doesnt go all the way in the vagina, anus, or mouth.
How long does herpes virus live on hands?
In nine adults with virus-positive herpes labialis, herpesvirus was detected in the anterior oral pool of seven (78%) and on the hands of six (67%). Herpesviruses isolated from patients with oral lesions were found to survive for as long as two hours on skin, three hours on cloth, and four hours on plastic.
Can one partner have herpes and not the other?
It is definitely possible that you have genital herpes and that your partner does not. Only your partner knows for sure if he is telling the truth, but here are some scenarios in which he could be correct about not having herpes when you do.
Can mouth herpes be cured?
There is no treatment that can get rid of the herpes virus from your body. Once you are infected it will remain in your body, even if you never get another episode. An episode of oral herpes will clear up on its own, usually within a week or so.