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Can a woman contract genital herpes from bathing with a

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Can a woman contract genital herpes from bathing with a towel that she used on her face while she has cold sores on her mouth?

Doctor's Assistant: Do you have a fever? Do you have any other existing medical conditions?

No I suffer from cold sores from time to time

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No perfectly healthy

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Thank you. How is genital herpes diagnosed?

The only way to truly diagnose is to swab an outbreak and culture it

the blood tests are not accurate

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