• carma carma
    August 18, 2008
    Can you get herpes from a friend's razor?
    carma carma
    August 18, 2008

    Is it possible to be infected with herpes from using another person's razor?

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  • healthgal
    Health Pro
    August 18, 2008
    healthgal
    Health Pro
    August 18, 2008

    Using someone else's razor is such a temptation, but it is a bad idea on a couple of levels.  In this age of MRSA and antibiotic-resistant bacteria, it would be easy to nick your skin and get a serious skin infection that could then turn into a life-threatening infection.  From a herpes perspective, I suppose there is a very very low risk of herpes transmission, though I have never seen a documented case. But using any implement that has the possibility of being contaminated with someone's blood or bodily secretions is probably not a good idea. 

     

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    • carma
      September 16, 2010
      carma
      September 16, 2010

      Im a one man person I dont share my partner even when i was married I had one partner, so in 2007 I was infected with herpes and my boyfriend at the time said he doesnt know HOW I got it and he was clean. I asked for him to be tested, got tested  never saw the paper work. HE said if he had it he would of passed it on to his daughter. So now I have to live with this infection. Now the question is how did i get infected: what are other ways besides  sex, open/ cut skin, stress.

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  • carma September 16, 2010
    carma
    September 16, 2010

    right before in was infected my ex used his shaver to shave me,  we dont know how I was infected with herpes. HE thinks that my deceased husband gave it to me. My ex and I were together almost two yrs when i was infected and he was my only partner.Its hard to have a sexual relationship due to the spread of herpes to another or leaving due to the infection. It has effected my life. 

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    • Allison
      October 24, 2013
      Allison
      October 24, 2013

      I'd recommend finding someone who will love you no matter what. Maybe find someone who has genital herpes as well... just because you have a disease, doesn't mean that you can't live a happy life. DONT GIVE UP! :) 

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  • Mat
    Mat
    October 12, 2011
    Mat
    Mat
    October 12, 2011

    Actually, it is almost impossible to get herpes from using other peoples razors. The point is that herpes virus is very fragile and does not live on surfaces for a long time. So, this type of herpes transmission is from the myths list staying along with toilet seats, cigaretts, glasses, and so on. Read more about std myths here http://stidatingclub.com/

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    • Unlucky1
      September 24, 2014
      Unlucky1
      September 24, 2014

      Impossible is too strong a word. Considering i know for a fact i contracted the virus via razor or towel; it is just an extreme rarity. 
      HSV-2 is a fragile microorganism, but under the right circumstances can still survive on inanimate objects for a limited amount of time- which is perhaps just long enough for someone else to enter the environment. 

       

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  • Bby_luv26 October 15, 2011
    Bby_luv26
    October 15, 2011

    can you get herpes after 7 yrs??

     

     

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    • matt
      December 07, 2013
      matt
      December 07, 2013

      you could, but im not sure, i got it after 7 days of being with the infected partner

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  • Bieber Fever <3 <3 December 14, 2013
    Bieber Fever <3 <3
    December 14, 2013

    Yes, because it comes in contact with your blood if you cut yourself.

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  • matt December 07, 2013
    matt
    December 07, 2013

    thats a tough one, because herpes cant live outside the body for too long, like a couple seconds. but to be on the safe side, i wouldbt share, cause you never know.

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