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Q: can you get herpes from using other peoples razors

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healthgal, Health Pro
8/18/08 8:01pm

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 reistant 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 hereps transmission though I have never seen a documented case - it is just such a bad idea on so many levels - don't share!!

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carma, Community Member
9/16/10 12:40pm

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, Community Member
9/16/10 12:24pm

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, Community Member
10/24/13 10:56am

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, Community Member
10/12/11 11:33pm

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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Bby_luv26, Community Member
10/15/11 4:38am

can you get herpes after 7 yrs??

 

 

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matt, Community Member
12/ 7/13 4:36pm

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

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matt, Community Member
12/ 7/13 4:36pm

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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Bieber Fever <3 <3, Community Member
12/14/13 11:02pm

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

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By carma, Community Member— Last Modified: 03/26/14, First Published: 08/18/08