Could you get infected with your own genital herpes on the face with urine?

Very unlikely. Transfer of HSV infection to another part of the body (auto-inoculation) sometimes occurs during the first few weeks after catching the virus. Once someone has had genital or oral herpes more than 2-3 months, auto-inoculation is very rare. Use common sense hygiene, i.e. wash hands after toilet, and limit hand contact with face/eyes during genital herpes outbreaks. Otherwise no worries about it.

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Can you get infected with genital herpes if you touched your own urine and then touch your face?

Herpes. That sounds very unlikely. Herpes can spread fairly easily through contact with body fluids. When in doubt, a blood test can confirm or exclude herpes 1 or 2. Read more...

If you have genital herpes and you go to take a pee and a little drop of urine lands on your upper lip, will you get infected?

Probably not. Transfer of an HSV infection from the area first involved to another area is called auto-inoculation. It sometimes occurs during the first infection, i.e. within several weeks of catching the virus. After that, the immune system prevents auto-inoculation. If someone has had genital or oral herpes more than a few months, it is very unlikely s/he will ever self infect other places on the body. Read more...

Can you get genital herpes from wearing pants that an infected person wore right before you?

Not likely, but. There might be a very minimal (almost nil) chance if the sore is shedding massively and the switch was so immediate that the underpants (not outer clothes) were still warm. Generally it must be skin to skin to transmit. Tiny risk. Don't worry. But don't share unwashed intimate apparel either. Best! Read more...

Can you get genital herpes from wearing pants after an infected person wore them?

Genital herpes. No. This does not happen. One could theorize that if the pants were saturated with body fluids containing the virus and put on immediately while still wet and this came in contact with genital mucosa that this could happen, but it would probably be a first. Read more...