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Can you get HSV 1 genital herpes from sharing underwear?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
4 doctors agree

In brief: Herpes simplex

Very unlikely and for all intensive purposes it would be close to a first.

In brief: Herpes simplex

Very unlikely and for all intensive purposes it would be close to a first.
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. John Munshower
Agree, only if the person had open sores, draining a purulent discharge on the underwear, than the other person had an open sore or let the area rub into their vaginal area without washing the underwear etc. But as stated, that would be relatively unlikely to happen and disgusting to share that dirty underwear.
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