In our continuing effort to share what’s happening in our community, let’s take another look at The Teen Clinic, associated with the Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center. A teen wrote in to ask, “If I was diagnosed with cold sores about four months ago, what are the chances it could spread to my genitals?” The clinic answered that a herpes outbreak will only occur in the area to which it was transmitted. If you have oral herpes, it won’t randomly appear on your genitals. You should be careful not to touch your genitals after touching a cold sore on your mouth, however. It’s rare to transmit the virus this way, but it could happen.

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