Venereologic Dermatology in Homosexual Men

  • Alexander A. Fisher


Genital herpesviral infections are almost always sexually acquired. Rarely, genital herpes may be acquired by autoinoculation with any cutaneous site; by medical personnel who are exposed to oral or genital lesions during the physical examination of, specimen collection from, or management of patients with herpes; and by wrestlers, who may acquire “herpes gladiatorum” by direct nonvenereal contact with infected individuals. Herpes simplex may occur on the wrestler’s hands and then be transmitted to his genitals. Similarly, masseurs may acquire nonvenereal genital herpes.


Herpes Simplex Allergic Contact Dermatitis Genital Herpes Molluscum Contagiosum Glans Penis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander A. Fisher
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyNew York University Postgraduate Medical SchoolNew YorkUSA

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