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How long does the HSV-2 virus live on someone's hand? For example, let's say a man was having an outbreak (or I guess if he wasn't having an outbreak if there's any difference in the answer) and the man touched his penis and then proceeded to touch a female's breasts he was with. There was no contact with the woman's vagina. Is there a chance of giving the HSV-2 virus to this woman?
The virus needs more than just hand contact. It needs heat and friction to get in the skin. There skin on your breast is pretty think. It's not like the virus just touches you and then you are infection.
Hmm. It did help me only a little bit, but what I got from the article is that the person wouldn't really have to worry about getting the virus transferred to their hand as in having breakouts and such on the hand.
But couldn't the virus still be present on the hand and have enough friction on the breast to transfer to virus?
Please forgive all the questions. I would just like to get this question all answered so I don't have to linger on the internet looking up what if scenarios
I woke up to change my daughters diaper and realized I scratched myself in my sleep in an area I was infected in. Can I infect her? I used a wipe on her before applying her diaper cream, but I'm worried that by touching myself and then maybe an hour later touching her will give her virus. Please help!
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