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Friday, February 12, 2016
Genital herpes and children
I have genital herpes and was wondering if it can be spread by bathing or swimming with my child? are there any other ways i should be aware of that put my child at risk of getting it from me?
This link to the CDC has information you should find useful. http://www.cdc.gov/std/Herpes/STDFact-Herpes.htm In general, genital herpes is spread by direct sexual contact only, so your child should be fine.
Amy Beth Kressel, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati