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can you get herpes from sharing a bong

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Its possible: If the other person has a cold sore you could pick up the virus on your mouth or lips.

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Little or no risk: Almost certainly not. Don't worry about it. But still, you shouldn't be sharing cocaine straws. Herpes isn't an issue, but it's a great way to transmi ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Very low risk: This is one of those theoretical risks, often listed in health advice about herpes. But in my 40+ years in the STD and infectious diseases business, I ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Potentially yes, but if they were washed before the second person wore them, very unlikely.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
No...: ...Unless the underwear is saturated with bodily fluids, which would be really gross. There is no evidence that the herpes virus survives on clothing ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Unlikely: Many think sharing cosmetics is not a good idea. Certainly if the person from whom you are sharing has active herpes on their face or lips, then you ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: This would be very uncommon. If one person had active herpetic lesions, took off their underwear and you put them on immediately it is conceivable tha ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Herpes: Nope. Not in any way. Herpes is transmitted skin to skin. It is not transmitted by inanimate objects.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Can happen: Anything that touches an open herpes lesion can transmit herpes to another person. So the answer is yes, this can happen.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Doubtful: If you are referring to genital herpes ( HSV2 )-no way. Even the cold sore virus ( HSV1 ) would need direct face or mouth contact with another face or ... Read More

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