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Can you catch herpes in a pool?

Can you catch herpes in a pool?

Probably not: You would not contract herpes from the pool water. If you have intimate contact with the infected area of a person with herpes, you could contract the virus. ...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 I catch herpes from a toilet seat?

Can I catch herpes from a toilet seat?

Yes: The herpes virus can be transmitted from contact with a toilet seat that has been in contact with a an individual who has active herpes. ...Read more

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If yourr boyfriend has herpes how can you catch it from him?

If yourr boyfriend has herpes how can you catch it from him?

Contact: Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease so it is transmitted during sexual contact. Any skin to skin contact can transmit it and there does not have to be an oozing sore to transmit. The infection could be less obvious. So protection is always important if your are unsure. ...Read more

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I got tested postive for herpes and my partner got tested negative when should he go get tested again. There any way that he can catch it .

I got tested postive for herpes and my partner got tested negative when should he go get tested again. There any way that he can catch it .

Test during outbreak: Herpes is most commonly transmitted through sexual intercourse. The tests for herpes aren't perfect. They are most sensitive during an outbreak. If your partner isn't having an outbreak, the test may be negative, even though he is a carrier of the virus. If you have only ever had one sexual partner, that is probably where you caught it. If you have had more than one, its hard to know. ...Read more

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My bf has just told me he has type 1 and 2 herpes. What does this mean? What will happen to me if i catch it? Will it effect my chances of having kids

My bf has just told me he has type 1 and 2 herpes. What does this mean? What will happen to me if i catch it? Will it effect my chances of having kids

Lifelong process: Your bf has a virus that can hibernate and resurface in cycles for the rest of his life. It can be managed and flare ups minimized with meds, so you may or may not get it. If you acquire genital herpes, it does not impair your fertility.However, if a woman is shedding the virus during delivery, the baby can develop a massive brain infection and die.Surgical delivery before labor avoids that issue. ...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 a nurse catche herpes from a patient?

Can a nurse catche herpes from a patient?

Rare in modern era: Herpes once was a fairly common occupational risk among health care providers, usually involving a finger (herpes whitlow) from contact with patients' oral areas. It was especially common in dental health workers. It has become rare in past 30 years with routine gloves for patient contact with body fluids, cavities, etc. If you follow proper body substance precautions, you won't be at risk. ...Read more