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Can genital herpes be transmitted through using the same

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Can genital herpes be transmitted through using the same wash cloth an infected person with current outbreak used the day before?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 6 months ago.

Factors affecting transmission of HSV2 are poorly understood but it is assumed that close, intimate, person to person contact is required. HSV2 loses infectivity rapidly in heat and upon drying and therefore is not transmitted from fabrics or surfaces.