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Can you catch herpes in a pool?

Can you catch herpes in a pool?

Probably not: You would not contract herpes from the pool water. If you have intimate contact with the infected area of a person with herpes, you could contract the virus. ...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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Can I catch herpes from a toilet seat?

Can I catch herpes from a toilet seat?

Yes: The herpes virus can be transmitted from contact with a toilet seat that has been in contact with a an individual who has active herpes. ...Read more

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If yourr boyfriend has herpes how can you catch it from him?

If yourr boyfriend has herpes how can you catch it from him?

Contact: Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease so it is transmitted during sexual contact. Any skin to skin contact can transmit it and there does not have to be an oozing sore to transmit. The infection could be less obvious. So protection is always important if your are unsure. ...Read more

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I got tested postive for herpes and my partner got tested negative when should he go get tested again. There any way that he can catch it.

I got tested postive for herpes and my partner got tested negative when should he go get tested again. There any way that he can catch it.

Test during outbreak: Herpes is most commonly transmitted through sexual intercourse. The tests for herpes aren't perfect. They are most sensitive during an outbreak. If your partner isn't having an outbreak, the test may be negative, even though he is a carrier of the virus. If you have only ever had one sexual partner, that is probably where you caught it. If you have had more than one, its hard to know. ...Read more

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My bf has just told me he has type 1 and 2 herpes. What does this mean? What will happen to me if I catch it? Will it effect my chances of having kids

My bf has just told me he has type 1 and 2 herpes. What does this mean? What will happen to me if I catch it? Will it effect my chances of having kids

Herpes: Herpes simplex viruses -- more commonly known as herpes -- are categorized into two types: herpes type 1 (hsv-1, or oral herpes) and herpes type 2 (hsv-2, or genital herpes). Most commonly, herpes type 1 causes sores around the mouth and lips (sometimes called fever blisters or cold sores). Hsv-1 can cause genital herpes, but most cases of genital herpes are caused by herpes type 2. ...Read more

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Can you catch herpes from chapstick?

Yes: If someone with herpes uses your chapstick then you certainly can catch it if you use it after that person. So, it probably is not a good idea to share these types of things. ...Read more

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Can a nurse catche herpes from a patient?

Can a nurse catche herpes from a patient?

Rare in modern era: Herpes once was a fairly common occupational risk among health care providers, usually involving a finger (herpes whitlow) from contact with patients' oral areas. It was especially common in dental health workers. It has become rare in past 30 years with routine gloves for patient contact with body fluids, cavities, etc. If you follow proper body substance precautions, you won't be at risk. ...Read more

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Can I catch herpes from kissing down there?

Can I catch herpes from kissing down there?

If open sore--yes!: It doesn't matter "where" the kiss is, it matters where the open, moist, infected viral particles exist that can enter a tiny opening (yes, even "chapped" lips may be enough) in your lips, making you the next infected person! Antiviral medications and waiting until lesions are healed can minimize the risk of infection being transmitted to others, regardless of lips or genitals. ...Read more

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What's The Only Ways To Catch Gential Herpes?

What's The Only Ways To Catch Gential Herpes?

Only by sex: ONLY by sex with a partner with herpes. Either genital sex, usually resulting herpes due to HSV2; or oral to genital, with herpes due to HSV1. However, new GH often first appears in monogamous, faithful couples. The infected person can be infected for years, and first develops symptoms that seem like a new infection. Or the other partner has it, doesn't know, and transmission finally occurred. ...Read more

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What if a nurse catches herpes from a patient?

What if a nurse catches herpes from a patient?

More info needed: This is uncommon, and always preventable. Use standard precautions, including gloves when in possible contact with patients' body fluids or cavities. Otherwise no worries. If in doubt, ask your institution's infection control personnel. ...Read more

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Can you catch herpes throug normal conversation?

No: By normal conversation, I am assuming the people involved are not spitting saliva at each other, having intimate contact like kissing, or drinking from the same container, or touching an open ulcer. ...Read more

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Can you only catch herpes when theirs a breakout?

Can you only catch herpes when theirs a breakout?

No: You can actually "catch" herpes even when a person doesn't have a lesion or outbreak. Some people carrying the herpes virus shed virus which can infect others up to 10% of the time without any sign of active skin lesions! ...Read more

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Can you catch herpes by having unsafe sex one time?

Can you catch herpes by having unsafe sex one time?

Sure: You can get any sexually transmitted disease from having unsafe sex one time. All sexually transmitted disease come from a single sexual encounter. The risk of getting one increases the more unprotected sex you have. ...Read more

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If someone with herpes sits on my lap can I catch it?

If someone with herpes sits on my lap can I catch it?

Possibly: If someone's active herpes lesions come in contact with your skin there is a possibility of transmitting the virus to you. It is more likely to happen if there is contact with open or abraded skin. However, the simple act of someone sitting on your lap is not likely to spread the virus. ...Read more

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Can you catch herpes 1 genitally? If so, how common is this?

Can you catch herpes 1 genitally? If so, how common is this?

Yes: If you have oral sex with HSV-1, this infection can be spread. I do not know a specific percentage of how often this happens. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to catch herpes from drinking after somebody?

Is it possible for you to catch herpes from drinking after somebody?

Herpes simplex: Conceivable but very very unlikely. If somebody had active herpes lesions on their lips, drank and you placed the glass on your lips immediately afterwards it could happen, but more likely transmitted by direct person to person contact. ...Read more