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How is herpes spread?

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HSV-1 can be spread through kissing or sharing objects such as toothbrushes or silverware. In general, HSV-2 is spread through sex. Both HSV-1 and HSV-2 can be spread even if sores are not present. Pregnant women with genital herpes should talk to their doctor as genital herpes can be passed on to the baby during childbirth.

From: Skin and Herpes Simplex Viruses WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: MerckManuals.com: "Herpes Simplex Virus Infections."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 15, 2018

SOURCE: MerckManuals.com: "Herpes Simplex Virus Infections."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 15, 2018

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