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Someone who had gential herpes sat on a seat, can I get herpes from sitting on the same seat??????!?!?!?

Someone who had gential herpes sat on a seat, can I get herpes from sitting on the same seat??????!?!?!?

Unlikely: Generally, herpes is transmitted from one mucus membrane (mouth, genitals) to another. However, it can get through skin that has small tears in it. The virus dies quickly out of the body, so it is very unusually to set it from a toilet seat. ...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 herpes from sitting on the same car seat a person with herpes did right before you?

Can you get herpes from sitting on the same car seat a person with herpes did right before you?

No: Not a chance. Nearly 100% is skin-to-skin. Even underwear in direct contact to skin is very unlikely to transmit it. Exposure to air will kill it quickly (way faster than two people can get out/in a car.) Don't worry but avoid unprotected sex w/ an infected person — especially during an outbreak. Relax. ...Read more

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Can you get genital herpes from sitting on a sweaty mat at a gym right after someone with genital herpes sat in same spot since it lives in moisture?

Can you get genital herpes from sitting on a sweaty mat at a gym right after someone with genital herpes sat in same spot since it lives in moisture?

No risk, no worries: Genital herpes is only acquired by sex with an infected person. Nobody is known to have been infected through a contaminated environment, clothing, toilets, etc -- including gym mats. No risk, no worries. ...Read more

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Can you get genital herpes from wearing leggings without underwear and sitting on a sofa? Sorry

No Risk: No. I am sorry but many physicians are not able to be firm when discussing science. There is always that one case one in ten million. So, the other doctors who answered this question are also right. But, in reality and not theoretically there is no risk of herpes in this scenario. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes in your eyes By touching a toilet seat and then soon rubbing your eyes afterwards without washing our hands?

Can you get herpes in your eyes By touching a toilet seat and then soon rubbing your eyes afterwards without washing our hands?

No risk, no worries: In theory this might happen, but probably never does. Of course, you should always washing your hands after using the toilet, but this advice is important mostly to prevent intestinal infections (e.g. viral diarrhea), not to prevent herpes or other STDs. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Can the lady get herpes from the public toilets? Any red itchy bloody pimples in vagina means herpes?

Can the lady get herpes from the public toilets? Any red itchy bloody pimples in vagina means herpes?

Poor public toilets: Poor public toilets get 'blamed" for everything from Herpes to STD's. None of those cases are true. Most women squat in public toilets and "touch nothing" to avoid even in the "appearance of contact with the seat" The itchy bloody "pimples" need to be assessed by a MD to determine exactly what it is and if needed treat it properly. ...Read more

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I used a hemorrhoid cream from someone infected with genital herpes and when I took some out I put it in a toilet paper and applied it. Can I get herp?

Possible but slight: Virsuses can live outside the body for short period (like seconds, most article say < 10 seconds,) but longer in damp conditions. So, very unlikely unless your friend had just used the medication. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from urine? I was at the movies & I didn't notice the urine on the seat I didn't sit but I think some may have gotten on my toilet paper when I went to wipe blood from my vagina since I was on my period. Can I get herpies like that? I'm

Can you get herpes from urine? I was at the movies & I didn't notice the urine on the seat I didn't sit but I think some may have gotten on my toilet paper when I went to wipe blood from my vagina since I was on my period. Can I get herpies like that? I'm

Definitely not: Herpes is sexually transmitted — so you can't get it from a toilet seat. The virus will die after leaving the other person's body, so you are at zero risk from this incident. Good though to talk to partner(s) about safe sex — that's the best way to avoid herpes and the other STDs that are out there. ...Read more

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How did I get herpes?

How did I get herpes?

From someone else: You get herpes from someone else who has it. Hsv-2 is usually transmitted sexually. Hsv-1, the cause of cold sores, is often acquired earlier in life through close personal contact that isn't sexual. ...Read more

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How can you get herpes?

How can you get herpes?

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

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How does one get herpes?

How does one get herpes?

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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Can you get herpes on your butt?

Can you get herpes on your butt?

Herpes: Genital herpes usually infects skin somewhere between the belly button and thighs. 98% of those who have hsv type 2 will have their infection somewhere in this region. Herpes is usually transmitted skin to skin. So, yes, the butt, while rare is in the realm of possibilities. ...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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Is it possible to get of herpes?

Is it possible to get of herpes?

Control not eliminat: It is generally possible to control herpes but not to eliminate it. It tends to remain dormant in nerves. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes on your balls?

Can you get herpes on your balls?

Yes: You can contract herpes on any part of the body. All that is required is exposure to the virus. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes on your back?

Can you get herpes on your back?

Yes: Herpes virus is very contagious and can infect any part of the body. Herpes simplex is transmitted by touch or contact. Herpes zoster (shingles) occurs in dermatomes or skin infected by chicken pox virus that lies dormant in the nerves and usually triggered by stress. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes multiple times?

Can you get herpes multiple times?

No: There are two types of herpes: hsv-1 and hsv-2. You can get each one once, but the virus then lives forever in your nerve cells, and can cause recurrent outbreaks. ...Read more

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Where can I get tested for herpes?

Where can I get tested for herpes?

Any doctor or clinic: Any doctor's office or clinic should be able to test for herpes, either with a swab specimen from a lesion or by blood test. ...Read more

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Can I get herpes if I'm still a virgin?

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Can I get herpes if I'm still a virgin?

Yes: Any contact between infected mucosa and your genital area, be it oral sex or just outside contact with infected tissue without overt penetration, can potentially lead to transmission of the infection. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes anywhere on your body?

Yes: Herpes virus can infect any part of the body. It is transmitted by touch or contact. ...Read more

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Is it okay to get waxed while having herpes?

Is it okay to get waxed while having herpes?

Wait: You could spread it, leave color change or spread it. If you are prone to herpesi would consider antivirals such as zovirax (acyclovir) orally prior to waxing and if herpes attacks are frequent and uncomfortable even continuos prophylactic antivirals as preventive. It easier to delay waxing than to treat deep discoloration or even scarring which may result. ...Read more