Hi, I’ve been reading around the internet and from what I can gather it seems like I will be able to take little to no action to my current situation but I thought I might post my situation and hopefully gather some further advice. I will not go into full detail, as some of it is personal. During an examination at my local general practitioners office, my lip was touched by the doctor. During the examination he did not wear any kind of gloves. As I was leaving the doctors office I noticed that the doctor had a rather large cold sore present on his lip. This concerned me as I had noticed his poor hygiene practices during the examination, being that he wet his hands under water and dried them after examining me. Not using any type of soap what so ever. Almost immediately after leaving the doctors office I noticed my lip burning where the doctor had touched it. About a day later I started to get little bumps on my lips. I had it examined by another GP and it was confirmed that it was a cold sore. How am I certain that I contracted the cold sore from the GP? A couple of days before visiting doctor I had a full STI test completed with HSV coming back negative. Which 6 months prior to that test I had 0 sexual contact. The cold sore appeared exactly where the doctor had touched me/where I felt the burning sensation start after the examination. I’m sorry if my explanation is a little vague, but I can provide further information is required. My question is what type of action against medical negligence, if any can I take in this situation. Thank you in advance for your reply!