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How easy is it to contract genital herpes?

April 21, 2010 by  
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My current college roomate has genital herpes, and is taking 500mg of Valtrex daily. Is it possible for me to catch genital herpes from her without sexual contact?

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6 Responses to “How easy is it to contract genital herpes?”
  1. WorriedAJ says:

    No. Genital herpes is skin to skin contact. You are fine.

  2. don't sass me says:

    it is very rare for you to contract genital herpes from your roommate. The only possible way is for her to sit on the toiled off-center and her sores would touch the seat and you immediately sit down in the exact spot which is very unlikely to happen! I actually got this from a Dr which said it would have to be within split seconds that you would sit on the toiled seat after her. It is so rare, that you should not be worried about contracting the genital herpes unless you have somekind of skin to skin or sexual contact with your roommate!
    ***Thanks**** Maybe I cleared up an issue!

  3. Guru says:

    Ignore “Dont Sass Me” who has no clue

    Herpes are ONLY spread by direct skin to skin contact with an infected person. No ifs, no buts.

  4. Joel says:

    No herpes is an STD and you can’t get it without sexual contact.

  5. nomore804 says:

    nope you cant get it its only from skin to skin contact just dont get drunk and mess around with her girl than you ll be ok….jk about the last part…good luck to your roomie

  6. Dr tracy is here to help!! says:

    Na you should be fine. Just don’t use the same towels as she does. There is a possibility you can pick it up from towels like if she has an outbreak & she dries off.

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