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HSV 2 in nose?

After a protected sexual encounter with my friend who has HSV 2(on suppressive meds) I forgot to wash my hands after taking off the condom. I did wipe with paper towels. I have bad allergies, so about 5-10 mins after taking it off I sneezed. I had an itch right inside my nostril at the top and I scratched it real quick with my thumb. Then the "oh ****" factor came in when she said you never washed your hands. I'm HSV 1 positive. Is there a risk here of getting HSV 2 in my nose? How long does the virus stay airborne?
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No there is no risk at all. The virus is not airborne and requires direct rubbing to infected area for pragmatic chance of transmission.
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Thank you. Enjoy your holiday weekend.
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