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Doctor insights on: Are Toilet Seats A Hot Zone To Contract Herpes Type 2

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How likely is hep A virus to be on toilet seat cover (top) or floor?

How likely is hep A virus to be on toilet seat cover (top) or floor?

No risk: Extremely unlikely to be there. Even if the virus is sometimes present, there would be little or no risk of transmission. Hepatitis A is not acquired via environmental contamination. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Is it possible to catch HPV from shared use of towels, toilets, and pants (if they were worn without underwear)?

Is it possible to catch HPV from shared use of towels, toilets, and pants (if they were worn without underwear)?

HPV: Transmission by inanimate objects or on a person’s hand is unlikely, although nothing is impossible. Use of condoms is recommended and if you can receive the vaccine that is also beneficial. Be careful, it is dangerous out there. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Person has a cold & blows nose.. Then use that pice of toilet paper 2 dry their privates. Can that spread the sickness 2 their privates? Weird i know.

Person has a cold & blows nose.. Then use that pice of toilet paper 2 dry their privates. Can that spread the sickness 2 their privates? Weird i know.

Unlikely: Common cold is due to rhinovirus which grows better in a cold moist environment (91-95 degrees farenheight) the nose is moist and when the ambient temperature falls, the virus start to grow in the nose and causes cold symptoms, but the genital area is not very favorable for the rhinovirus to grow, therefore it is unlikely to cause any problem; however it is not a good idea to use mucus paper. ...Read more

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Can you catch aids from toilet paper in public toilets or by touching a surface other than someone's genitals?

Can you catch aids from toilet paper in public toilets or by touching a surface other than someone's genitals?

Unlikely: To my knowledge, there has not been a case contracting HIV this way. Hiv virus cannot survive for long outside of the body. It is transmitted by getting contaminated blood through transfusion, dirty needles, or through bodily fluid during sexual intercourse. Even saliva is reported to not carry enough viruses to transmit the disease. It should be safe to use public restroom. ...Read more

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Can hsv 2 be contracted from a toilet seat ?? Or is it ONLY by sexual intercourse ?? Partner has NO sores or visible lesion. But results positive hsv2

Can hsv 2 be contracted from a toilet seat ?? Or is it ONLY by sexual intercourse ?? Partner has NO sores or visible lesion. But results positive hsv2

See below: HSV 2 can be transmitted without any open lesions. Virus is shed even when there is no rash. Contacting is from a toilet is much less likely. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How long min/hr can HPV be transmittable on clothing, soap, toilet seat, etc? I know virus exists forever outside body but when can virus not transmit

No transmission risk: HPV has never been known to have been transmitted by clothing, toilet seats, or the other things you mention. Soap would kill it instantly. And I'm not at all sure the virus "exists forever outside the body". Where did you hear that? If you don't have sex, you cannot catch or transmit the genital HPV types. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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How long can HPV- types that causes genital warts, live outside the body? I'm afraid my cats came in contact with my worn underwear on the floor.

How long can HPV- types that causes genital warts, live outside the body? I'm afraid my cats came in contact with my worn underwear on the floor.

HPV: I would not fear for your cat's safety. Although Papillomatosis can affect both dogs & cats, you have HPV. That stands for Human Papillomavirus which can be transmitted person to person. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes 2 from sharing a cigarette while having a cut on your tongue with someone who has herpes 2 in mouth and genital areas?

Can you get herpes 2 from sharing a cigarette while having a cut on your tongue with someone who has herpes 2 in mouth and genital areas?

Yes: If the person whose cigarette you are sharing has active lesions then you definitely are at risk. Even if this person doesn't have active lesions he/she might be shedding virus and can be contagious. It is best to not share cigs, or maybe consider quitting. ...Read more

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Can you get genital herpes from using someones bathroom that had a cold sore at the time you used their bathroom? Ex from surfaces they may have touch

Unlikely scenario: Genital Herpes is a viral disease , transmission by any method possible , fortunately is rare to occur such way , need body to body contact , virus will not survive out side body fluids especially on dry surface. Good hygiene is the best preventive measure in the bath room . ...Read more

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Can you get genital herpes from sitting on a sweaty mat at a gym right after someone with genital herpes sat in same spot since it lives in moisture?

No risk, no worries: Genital herpes is only acquired by sex with an infected person. Nobody is known to have been infected through a contaminated environment, clothing, toilets, etc -- including gym mats. No risk, no worries. ...Read more

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How long does the herpes virus 1 and 2 survive outside the human body, like on surfaces? Can you catch herpes this way?

How long does the herpes virus 1 and 2 survive outside the human body, like on surfaces? Can you catch herpes this way?

Up to 3 - 4 hours: It's possible, but not super likely. You have to have a pretty large quantity of virus hanging out on the inanimate object (say for instance a straw), and it has to come into direct contact with your mucous membrane (say for instance your lips), for transmission to occur. Here's some info on herpes: http://health.Nytimes.Com/health/guides/disease/herpes-simplex/print.Html. ...Read more

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Can herpes simplex type 2 travel to my eye or brain?

Can herpes simplex type 2 travel to my eye or brain?

It sounds...: ...As if someone (or some web site) has been frightening you with weird anecdotal stories. The herpes virus mostly causes blisters on the surface of the skin. It can infect other organs (including the eye and brain), but only in rare and unusual circumstances, such as newborn babies infected at birth, or debilitated patients with deficient immune systems. ...Read more