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Can you get herpes from urine

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Very unlikely: Anything is possible, but herpes genetalis is a sexually transmitted disease and usually requires direct contact skin to skin. It can of course be tr... Read More

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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 24 years experience
Definitely not: Herpes is sexually transmitted - so you can't get it from a toilet seat. The virus will die after leaving the other person's body, so you are at zero ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Little or no risk: Urine inhibits many bacteria and viruses; and even if your partner had an active genital herpes outbreak, both dilution and the uribe's anti-viral pop... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Probably not: Herpes is spread by direct contact with the lesion on an infected person. It is not passed through the urine. There may be recorded instances of tran... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 52 years experience
Unlikely: Some viruses, such as the ones that cause herpes and genital warts, can be transmitted through skin to skin contact. There is no transmission of STDs ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Herpes: That sounds very unlikely. Herpes can spread fairly easily through contact with body fluids. When in doubt, a blood test can confirm or exclude herpe... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
No risk, no worries: Herpes isn't transmitted so easily. Usually the virus has to be massaged into exposed tissues, which is why initial genital herpes usually involv... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Probably not: Transfer of an HSV infection from the area first involved to another area is called auto-inoculation. It sometimes occurs during the first infection, ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Herpes simplex: Not aware of any urine test that would detect the presence of herpes simplex.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
No: Need a smear from lesions Sometimes blood test helpful as well