Q. I fingered a girl with genital herpes and immediately after sometime I touched my penis. Is it possible that I will get herpes? That girl was not having an outbreak. And I don’t have any cuts on my fingers or on my penis.
A. Herpes is spread by contact with the herpes lesion. There does not need to be a break in the skin for it to be spread. (There is some thought that the virus may be active a for a short time before the lesions appear.) If there were no obvious lesions it is unlikely that the virus was spread.