Grace hasn't been here regularly in years. She stops by once in a while.
First avoid kissing even if she wants to during an outbreak. Now on to the scenario you described. It's zero risk. There is no way any hsv virus penetrated any of the clothing. Even if she touched herself directly there was still no risk. You will read that there is a risk but this is far more theoretical than actual real world risk.
Touching your cold sore then having her hands covering herself is no risk for genital hsv. Std's see not transmitted from the hand. Even if she touched your cold sore and then promptly touched herself the risk is so close to zero it doesn't warrant much concern. Kissing while having your cold sore is a bad move however.
There is zero chance hsv can penetrate clothing of any kind. She was at no risk of acquiring it genitally. ZERO
she had a good chance acquiring hsv1 orally from the kissing. It would take anywhere from 3- 16 weeks to develop antibodies. If she just acquired it then there is a good chance she would have a primary outbreak 3-14 days from exposure.
Hsv1 testing (blood tests) are not fool proof. In fact there not that great as they can miss up to 30% of infections.
Just so we are clear. Hsv can not pass through the material of he clothing. She had ZERO risk. ZERO!!
HSV need enough of the virus to penetrate the skin. That means being massaged in. That's why the virus is spread at points of most friction. You need to relax. She's fine
I answered the first question over and over. My answer won't change. I'm sure you already know the answer to the second question. I will answer everything one more time in this last statement. She was at ZERO risk for acquiring genital herpes from this. Hsv or any std will not penetrate clothing. Any clothing. She is fine and you need to move on.
Your question has patiently and fully been answered. We are now closing this thread. We wish you the best.
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