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If you wore someone's clean underwear can you get herpes?

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Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Herpes transmission: requires contact with the lesions of an active outbreak. Contracting herpes in the scenario you suggest is highly unlikely. Hope this helps!

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Can you get herpes from sharing underwear with someone else?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
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 that it would be communicated in this manner.

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