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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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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

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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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