Can You Get Herpes On Your Hands?

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Giving Herpes a Hand

One issue that seems fuzzy to a lot of us who have herpes is whether it can be transmitted to or by hands.  It’s an important question, since the hand is one part of the body that never gets protected during safe sex.  (Hand condoms?  For some reason I just don’t think it would catch on.)  Not to mention that someone with herpes will inevitably touch oneself on or near the infected area and should know the risks of autoinoculation.


In general, HSV-1 and -2 can be transmitted through...

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