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Skin-to-skin contact herpes 2

What does this cover? Obvious contact would be genital to sores or genital to genital that shows no symptoms but is infected with herpes 2, but does skin-to-skin also mean shoulders rubbing together briefly and other such touch has nothing to do with genital or oral? This question is posted due to the concern of viral shedding, i read that virus is shed without symptoms so is it possible to get herpes from some1 shedding. So is shaking hands or other body contact without any prior oral or genital contact can get ppl infected?
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Shedding only occurs from the nerve endings of the infected ganglion. Rubbing directly with the shedding point with a sensitive area such as genitals or mouth is required for a pragmatic chance of infection.

What is your situation though? A low positive that needs verification?
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Yes I have a low IgG positive 1.73. I am a virgin, has not done any oral sex, or kissing. No gf for a good 6 years.
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Then this is highly likely (90% plus) to be a false positive. A Westernblot will sort this out, but to be honest I wouldn't worry. Another IgG test in a few months has a reasonable chance of being negative.

You simply cannot have genital HSV2 if your penis has been nowhere!
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