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Can you get herpes from a towel?

Can you get herpes from a towel?

Herpes : Herpes is not easy to catch. It has to be skin to skin or fluid to skin carrying the virus. It is not transmitted by towels, toilet seats etc. Hope that helps you not be worried. ...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 you get genital herpes from a toilet seat?

Can you get genital herpes from a toilet seat?

It's very unlikely that you would get genital herpes from a toilet seat: Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) spread by skin–to–skin contact. In most cases, the virus enters your body through mucous membranes — the type of skin found in your mouth, genitals or anus. The virus can also enter your body through skin that has tiny scrapes or tears. People can have genital herpes for years without knowing it. The virus can be spread even if an infected person has no genital sores. Because the virus dies quickly outside of the body, it's nearly impossible to get the infection through contact with toilets, towels or other objects used by an infected person. ...Read more

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Can you get genital warts from a toilet?

Can you get genital warts from a toilet?

Yes possible: Papilloma virus is contagious possible but unlikely as most of the time it is not from toilets. ...Read more

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Can you get vaginitis from sharing a toilet?

Can you get vaginitis from sharing a toilet?

Not likely: Vaginitis comes from intrusive events in the vagina - such as a penis, retained urine, toilet tissue, mucous, menstrual discharge, foreign body. Sitting on a toilet does not expose the inside of your vagina to infection. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV from urine on a toilet?

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Can you get HIV from urine on a toilet?

No: Body fluids such as urine, tears, and sweat are typically acellular, meaning there are no cells present. The concern would be if there were red blood cells. Assuming the urine on the toilet seat was nonbloody, you are at no risk for getting HIV on a toilet seat. In fact, even if the urine was bloody, your intact skin is a good enough barrier against HIV infection. No worries! ...Read more

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Can you get a STD from kissing?

Can you get a STD from kissing?

Yes, but...: There are some stds that could be transmitted that way if you were kissing someone with an oral std, but this is not a common way for them to be spread. ...Read more

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Can you get a UTI from toilet paper?

Can you get a UTI from toilet paper?

Yes: I think it would be very possible to get "bad" bacteria like e coli into the urethra or urinary opening by touching toilet tissue there. Especially if it is visibly soiled or otherwise contaminated. ...Read more

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Can i get trichomonas from a toilet?

Can i get trichomonas from a toilet?

Probably not: The vast majority of infections are from direct sexual contact with an infected individual. The organism dies very quickly on cold surfaces and so the odds of contagion are extremely small. But finding trichomonas in men is very difficult on a routine test, so they need to be treated based on their partner's test. ...Read more

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Can you get scabies from a toilet seat?

Can you get scabies from a toilet seat?

Yes: Scabies is very contagious. It can spread through health care facilities quickly and anything that someone with scabies has touched needs to be cleaned before another person touches/uses it. ...Read more

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Can you get gonorrhea or chlamydia from a toilet seat?

No: Not without a bizarre scenario. Essentially -no. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV from a dog anus?

Can you get HIV from a dog anus?

No HIV: I agree with dr. Thompson. This is abuse of an animal. ...Read more

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Can you get hpv from sharing a towel?

Can you get hpv from sharing a towel?

No: This is very unlikely. It is generally felt that the virus is not stable enough to survive with any veracity in such an environment. ...Read more

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