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Can you pick up herpes on your hands from touching things, and contract it genitaly when going o the bathroom?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine

In brief: No

Although, there might be anecdotal presentations, the one you are describing sounds impossible.
First off, to spread herpes, there must be a certain concentration of the virus. When you touched a thing, i highly doubt it has a significant concentration of the virus on it, as it doesn't like inanimate objects, secondly it must multiply to reach a critical mass to become contagious.

In brief: No

Although, there might be anecdotal presentations, the one you are describing sounds impossible.
First off, to spread herpes, there must be a certain concentration of the virus. When you touched a thing, i highly doubt it has a significant concentration of the virus on it, as it doesn't like inanimate objects, secondly it must multiply to reach a critical mass to become contagious.
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