Can you get genital herpes if you are wearing a condom? (from the saliva that got onto my genitals.)
Hi there, red eye -
I'm not a medical doctor, but evidence suggests that it's unlikely to catch Genital Herpes while wearing a condom. Of course, there is never a 100% guarantee. If you are concerned, you can have a test for the virus at your doctor's.
You mentioned "saliva" as a factor that worried you, and I was wondering if you were referring to oral sex. I have some links that might offer you some information:
The Truth About HSV1, HSV2 and Oral Sex
Herpes: Knowing the Risks
Genital Herpes: The Basics
Best of luck to you!
no herpes does not live outside of the body very long use some soap that kills it. The person that has it should be on antiviral meds.