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can you get herpes from sharing a pipe

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: It is almost impossible to get herpes from a foreign object. Direct contact of your skin to his/hers is needed for transfer.
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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 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.
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: The microbe is extremely fragile.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: If you had unprotected sex with that person you can get it. Also, if you performed unprotected oral sex on a male partner with it you can get a gonoc ... Read More
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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
22 years experience Gynecology
Less likely: HPV is typically transmitted with skin to skin contact
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Herpes : Herpes is not easy to catch. It has to be skin to skin or fluid to skin carrying the virus. It is not transmitted by towels, toilet seats etc. Hope ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly not usually: You could get herpes from kissing or chalymydia or gonorrhea in the mouth or rarely HIV if yoiur partner was HIV + and you had a open cut or sore, so ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
It's possible.: Infectious mononucleosis (aka "mono") is indeed contagious as suggested by the name. Commonly referred to as "kissing disease", this viral infection i ... Read More
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 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 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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
No: It's statistically impossible to contract HIV from sharing a drink or smoke or toilet seat or bus seat or the air we breathe.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
No: Dog herpes does not like you and will not infect you.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Not likely: Vaginitis comes from intrusive events in the vagina - such as a penis, retained urine, toilet tissue, mucous, menstrual discharge, foreign body. Sitt ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Herpes: That sounds possible under the right circumstances. The person would have to have oral herpes and be shedding the virus, and the virus would have to ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See below: That is possible but unlikely.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marianna Post
16 years experience Family Medicine
No: No, you can't.
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