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A 25-year-old female asked:

Can someone gets genital herpes w/o any sort of sexual activity? i know it can happen from birth, but how about toilets and towels?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not from toilets.: "You will not get herpes from toilet seats, bedding, or swimming pools, or from touching objects around you such as silverware, soap, or towels." REF: https://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/stdfact-herpes.htm It can be spread through saliva or skin contact with or without obvious lesions.

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Last updated Sep 9, 2017

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