It is important to remember herpes can be spread by skin to skin contact. This means that if your son or daughter has come into contact with someone who has a cold sore (whether a family member or partner), they are put at risk of contracting the herpes virus.
When is the Herpes simplex virus contagious?
Can you get herpes from sharing a towel?
Can a herpes virus migrate to other areas of the body?
I have Herpes, what is the risk of contracting another sexually transmitted infection?
Can using a Condom protect me from getting Herpes?
Can one classify Herpes based on the area in which it develops?