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Can you get herpes from sharing underwear?

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Can you get herpes from sharing underwear?

While: While it would be rare you can get herpes from sharing personal objects. ...Read more

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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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Could you get HIV from sharing lipstick?

Could you get HIV from sharing lipstick?

Unlikely: In theory, since HIV can be found in saliva of infected individuals, sharing lipstick could transfer virus. However this would be a highly inefficient way to transfer enough virus to cause an infection in the second user of the lipstick and is most unlikely to actually happen. Still it would be prudent to not share lipstick. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from sharing panties?

Can you get herpes from sharing panties?

Herpes simplex: Potentially yes, but if they were washed before the second person wore them, very unlikely. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from sharing food?

Can you get herpes from sharing food?

Can happen: Anything that touches an open herpes lesion can transmit herpes to another person. So the answer is yes, this can happen. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from sharing a cigarrette?

Can you get herpes from sharing a cigarrette?

Its possible: If the other person has a cold sore you could pick up the virus on your mouth or lips. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from sharing make up or lipstick?

Can you get herpes from sharing make up or lipstick?

Unlikely: Many think sharing cosmetics is not a good idea. Certainly if the person from whom you are sharing has active herpes on their face or lips, then you should not do this. However you undoubtedly have already been exposed in the past to herpes and as long as your lip and facial skin is intact, there is almost no risk. ...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 you get hiv from sharing razors?

Can  you get hiv from sharing razors?

Very unlikely: Common sense says not to share razors, to prevent skin infections as well as blood borne infections like HIV and hepatitis B and C. However, it is a theoretical transmission mechanism that has never been reported as the actual source of somone's HIV infection. Don't share razors (except maybe your own mutually monogamous sex partner), but don't worry if it happens once or twice by accident. ...Read more

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Can you get hiv from herpes? 

Can you get hiv from herpes? 

No: However, someone who has one may have the other as well. Always love safely, and when it comes time for unprotected love in a monogamous relationship, get checked beforehand. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from sharing underwear with someone else?

Can you get herpes from sharing underwear with someone else?

Herpes simplex: This would be very uncommon. If one person had active herpetic lesions, took off their underwear and you put them on immediately it is conceivable that it would be communicated in this manner. ...Read more

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Can you give genital herpes to someone from kissing?

Can you give genital herpes to someone from kissing?

Yes: Mouth to mouth or mouth to genital kissing can spread herpes in it's active form -- herpes simplex is a viral disease and is spread form person to person through intimate contact. ...Read more

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Can I get herpes from sharing a razor?

Very low risk: This is one of those theoretical risks, often listed in health advice about herpes. But in my 40+ years in the STD and infectious diseases business, I've never heard of a case where this actually happened. Razors should never be shared, but the risk of any infection is quite low. ...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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Can you get syphilis from sharing a cigarette?

Can you get syphilis from sharing a cigarette?

Syphilis is caused : By a bacterium called treponema pallidum. It is not spread by smoking a cigarette someone else has used or using the same eating utensils. Syphilis is spread when broken skin or mucus membranes come in contact with sores that contain the bacteria. Sores can be found in the vagina, anus, rectum ; external genitalia. There can be sores on the lips ; mouth. Infrequently kissing can lead to infection. ...Read more

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Can you get hiv from casual kissing?

Can you get hiv from casual kissing?

No: It's very clear you cannot catch HIV this way. You can get infectious mono, CMV, herpes simplex, syphilis, and/or gonorrhea. For syphilis, there's got to be a lesion. For the others, less so. Most folks think it's worth the risk. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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

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Can you get chlamydia from kissing someone?

Can you get chlamydia from kissing someone?

No.: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease and lives only (for practical purposes) in the genitourinary tract often causing symptoms but occasionally reading there asymptomatically in carrier individuals. If you have had unprotected intercourse you should be checked for pregnancy and stds including gonorrhea, chlamydia and hiv. ...Read more

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