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Can You Get Herpes Through Kissing
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
Doubtful: By theory, but doubtful. For example if a person has an open sore or even a sore that is not readily visible and has sex while you are wearing underwear and the virus gets on your underwear, it would have to seep through the clothing and get onto your vaginal area. That being said, the safest is the use of condoms to prevent the spread of the virus, as it is unlikely with clothing, but can occur. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, but: Intimate contact with someone who has herpes and is actively shedding the virus can result in transmission of the virus and a new infection in the recipient. Someone could certainly contract the virus during kissing of any sort, but not everyone who is french kissing gets herpes. ...Read more
Yes, but remember...: One can catch pinworms through kissing, but remember that pinworms are transmitted by a fecal-oral route. That means pinworm eggs hang around one's anus, or wherever traces of poop might end up. So, to transmit pinworms by kissing, some of the kissing probably has to be located "south of the belly button", or on unwashed hands. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herpes paranoia : Can you get herpes through urine? Can you get herpes through bed sheets? Can you get herpes from the floor? Sorry I'm just paranoid
No risk, no worries: Of course another person's underwear should be laundered before wearing. But maybe you accidentally used a roommate's panties instead of your own? But still no risk; genital herpes has never been known (or even suspected) to be transmitted by clothing, even if the other person had an active outbreak of GH. It is caught only by sex with infected partner. Don't worry about it. ...Read more
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