How do you get herpes without sexual activity?

Self transmission. Herpes on the lip is common and can be spread from the faeto genitals rarely. Genital herpes can lie dormant and recur at various times so contact could have possible been months ago.

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Wats chickenpox herpes is it a std? How did I get it & can it be passed by sexual activity?

STD not likely. . Herpes is the generic name given to a viral blistering infection caused by the herpes simplex virus ;#40;hsv;#41;. It is usually confined to the oral cavity or genitals. Cold sores are the recurrent form of the infection. Chicken pox is the initial infection of the varicella zoster virus ;#40;vzv;#41;-common in children, causes transient fever and spots "everywhere"; shingles is the miserable recurrent form. Read more...
Not an STD. Chicken pox is caused by a herpes virus, known as varicella zoster virus (vzv), which is a different virus from the herpes virus family than the herpes simplex viruses that cause genital and oral herpes (std). After chicken pox infection, the VZV lies dormant in the nerves in the body and commonly becomes reactivated later in life causing herpes zoster, better known as "shingles". Read more...

Can a virgin get genital herpes? I have a bump down there, but I've never engaged in any type of sexual activity. I've never even been kissed!

No. Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease. No sexual contact means no herpes. Herpes is a painful blistery rash. Sounds like you have a bump which is something else. Maybe a cyst. Read more...
Don't worry. You have to have sexual contact with an infected person to get herpes or any sexually transmitted infection. You may have an inflamed hair follicle or some other benign process. See a doctor if it doesn't go away in 10 days or so. Read more...

Can someone gets genital herpes w/o any sort of sexual activity? I know it can happen from birth, but how about toilets and towels?

Not from toilets. "You will not get herpes from toilet seats, bedding, or swimming pools, or from touching objects around you such as silverware, soap, or towels." REF: https://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/stdfact-herpes.htm It can be spread through saliva or skin contact with or without obvious lesions. Read more...

I was diagnosed w/ herpes on breasts, except I have never had any sexual activity. It looks like a zit/swollen lymph node. What could it be?

Need exam. I don't know until i examine it. You should go to see your md to check it out. It could be just folliculitis/infection in the root of the hair, could be herpes, could be others. Need to be examined. By the way, there are 2 different types of herpes-hsv 1 and hsv2. You can have hsv-1 without being sexually active. Cold sore /herpes labilais is caused by hsv-1. Read more...
Inflamed cyst. Apply warm soap and see if lesion drains.If not see your dermatologist or another 1 if they gave you the diagnosis of herpes. Read more...

Had sexual activity via hand and penis of partner who gets genital herpes. Then changed baby's nappy forgetting to wash hands. Will my baby catch it?

No. Herpes spreads by skin-to-skin direct contact, ie, directly from the site of infection to the site of contact. Cloth, etc in-between interrupts it as does air/time. Stil, hand-washing after sex is a good idea as is pre/post baby diaper contact but don't obsess on it. Why unprotected sex? Are you trying to conceive again - so soon? Are you trying to get an STD? Protection is important. Take care! Read more...
Unlikely. If your partner did not have active lesions at time of activity it's unlikely herpes can be spread. Read more...