Can You Get Herpes Off A Toilet Seat?

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Can I get genital herpes from a toilet seat or another inanimate

No. Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) – the virus causing most cases of genital herpes – cannot survive long on a non-living substance like a toilet seat or hot tub. HSV-2 is most often passed by vaginal sex and anal sex. Oral sex can also transmit the disease.

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