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If herpes is only spread when the virus is on the surface of the skin, and we might not always be able to tell if herpes is on the surface of the skin. Does that mean that only certian parts of your skin are contageous or is all of your skin contageous?
In other words, is all of my skin contageous or just parts where the virus has surfaced? Can I spread it by shaking hands with people or does direct contact with an infected area need to be touched?