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Can you get herpes from urine? i was at the movies & i didn't notice the urine on the seat i didn't sit but i think some may have gotten on my toilet paper when i went to wipe blood from my vagina since i was on my period. can i get herpies like that? i'm

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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 risk from this incident. Good though to talk to partner(s) about safe sex - that's the best way to avoid herpes and the other STDs that are out there.
Last updated Apr 25, 2019

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