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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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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 get HSV 1 genital herpes from sharing underwear?

Can you get HSV 1 genital herpes from sharing underwear?

Herpes simplex: Very unlikely and for all intensive purposes it would be close to a first. ...Read more

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If you wore someone's clean underwear can you get herpes?

If you wore someone's clean underwear can you get herpes?

Herpes transmission: requires contact with the lesions of an active outbreak. Contracting herpes in the scenario you suggest is highly unlikely. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can you get herpes by accidentally touching the clean underwear of someone that has genital herpes?

Can you get herpes by accidentally touching the clean underwear of someone that has genital herpes?

No: This is not possible - you can only get herpes from direct contact with the person who has the infection. The tricky thing with herpes, however, is sores may not be visible. Sometimes virus can be passed without any physical evidence when there is intimate contact. Best to talk things through before sexual activity. There are good ways to protect yourself. Be safe! ...Read more

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