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can a person with shingles spread it through intercourse

Related Topics: Sexual Intercourse, Shingles
 

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It depends on the location of the shingles, but skin-to-skin contact can definitely spread this herpes viruses.  A person with active shingles is usually in pain and may not be particularly interested in sexual activity anyway.

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