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Can You Get Herpes From Eating After Someone
Can you get herpes from sharing a plate, or someone touching their cold sore and then ur pizza and then you eating it?
Unlikely: It would be highly unlikely. Usually from skin to skin contact. ...Read more
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
I have oral herpes. If I kiss a guy and we get kinky then he starts eating/licking me out, what are the chances that I can get genital herpes?
Herpes testing: The tricky thing about herpes, is that many people don't know they have it. Thus, if starting in a new relationship where you might be having unprotected sex, then it's a good idea for both partners to get tested. I would add an HIV test to that too, since there's 50, 000 new cases of HIV in the US per year-and often spreads 'unknowingly'. Safe sex is recommended considering other STDs like warts. ...Read more
If I messed around with someone who has herpes can I get it? And how can I tell if someone has herpes
Yes: Herpes is a sexually transmitted infection so yes it possible to catch it. There are two types of herpes. Type 1 is the cold/canker sore you see on the mouth. Type 2 is the genital type herpes. Apart from the vesicles that sprout up, there is no visual way to tell if someone has herpes. Remember that a flare up is not necessary for transmission. Use condoms to reduce risk. ...Read more
Please let me know if there is any way you can get herpes without coming into contact with someone who has it?
Can you get herpes from touching a towel that someone that has herpes but no current lesion used to dry off with?
Not likely: Herpes, as most other viruses, does not survive very long on inanimate objects. Obviously if you are drinking from a vessel used by someone with active herpetic lesions immediately before you, it is conceivable that transmission might occur, but this would not be a common event. ...Read more
Yes, you can: HSV-1 is far more common and can be spread by sharing a fork, lipstick, toothbrushes or cigarette. ...Read more
Can you get herpes from someone if they have no outbreak and they are taking the medicine for it?
Can I get an Herpes from using someone's chopstick or sharing food if they haven't broken out yet?
Someone who had gential herpes sat on a seat, can I get herpes from sitting on the same seat??????!?!?!?
Can I get herpes if someone with a coldsore eats from his fork and then puts food in my plate with his fork?
Doubt: It would pass with such limited exposure but still a chance. During outbreak would avoid direct contact. Obviously you are aware of outbreak just use common precautions. No skin skin contact. No sharing utensils. No direct sharing of food. ...Read more
No risk, no worry: Herpes is not transmitted by shared clothing, towels, toilets, etc. You can find claims about catching it this way, but these are old wives' tales left over from decades ago, before the truth was known about sexual transmission and about the fact that a person can have the first known outbreak many years after being infected sexually. ...Read more
From herpes viruses: A person can get herpes from another person's fresh herpes sores. The other person may have sores on his or her genitals, lips, fingers, etc..., and transmit viruses by touching the uninfected person. Sometimes, infected persons can transmit herpes even when they don't have visible fresh herpes sores, so prevention is not always possible. Most adults have had oral herpes, as it is so common. ...Read more
Sexual contact.: Herpes infections are actually very common. By the time you are sexually active, there is about a 40% chance that you have been exposed to herpes type 1 or 2. Most people you have herpes will not know it, yet they can transmit it to others. Some people actually get an outbreak and rarely some individuals get frequent outbreaks. Limit your sexual partners to as few as possible. ...Read more
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