Can I Get Herpes From A Friends Deodorant After Shaving, If She Has Herpes?

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Can I Get Herpes From A Friends Deodorant After Shaving, If She Has Herpes?

I shaved my armpits and then used my friends deodorant. She has genital herpes... is there a possibility I can get herpes if she has it and I use her deodorant? Also is it possible to get herpes by kissing?

Answer

Hi

Thanks for your question. I'm not aware of any cases where genital herpes has been spread via deodorant use. Genital herpes is mainly considered as a sexually transmitted condition. Which brings us on to your second question, the answer to which is yes. Herpes can easily be spread by kissing. This article will provide you with more information about herpes transmission.

Answered by Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS