Thanks for your question and concern. Herpes or serpes simplex virus is what causes cold sores. Of the two types of HSV, type 2 is what causes genital herpes. Type 2 of HSV causes facial sores and visible sores in lips and mouth. Now, your problem is with spreading of virus without sexual contact. HSV can be spread from one person to another even without any type of sexual contact. Sharing vessels and utensils, direct skin to skin contact, sharing of towels etc. can cause transmission of virus. Oral genital contact is what usually causes herpes type 1 virus infection. Moreover, type 1 herpes is also transferred through sexual contact, which is the prime method of transmission of virus. However, there is no treatment for herpes available which can ensure a complete eradication of the infection. Usually, it is treated symptomatically and treatment is given to suppress symptoms. Hope your query is answered. Take care.