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 Post subject: discharge
PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:46 pm 

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Hi Betsy,

Can discharge leaking through my pants transmit herpes?

Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: discharge
PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:25 am 

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 Post subject: Re: discharge
PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:48 am 

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Is it safe to say he would need to come into contact with skin to become infected. What about dirty underwear or a tampon applicator, could those transmit the virus.

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: discharge
PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:19 am 

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Hi Betsy,

Did you see my follow up questions here. I am worried about my son who seems to get into everything now.

Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: discharge
PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:57 pm 

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I'm pretty sure you knew my answer before you even asked.

I'm going to come to your house and put 2 post it notes on your bathroom mirror for you. One will say - you are not a walking biohazzard and the other will say unless you are having sex with someone, they are not at risk for your herpes. That way every time you brush your teeth or wash your face or hands you'll see them and remember that your herpes is not an issue in day to day life.

your son touching a tampon applicator is a yuck factor only.

betsy

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 Post subject: Re: discharge
PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:01 pm 

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Thank you Betsy! I wish you would come to my house and put up post it notes.

So is it true that he would need to come into contact with my affected skin to get herpes? What about dirty underwear he may come in contact with in the hamper or my towel.

Thank you as always you are a real life saver!!


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 Post subject: Re: discharge
PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:19 pm 

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Actually I think I need you to come to my house - if you are clean nut, I can watch your son while you clean :) Of course you'd probably walk into my house and fall over of a heart attack when you saw the dust ....lol.

no dirty clothes and towels aren't an issue either. everyone in a household should have their own towel, washcloth, toothbrush and razor but for reasons that have nothing to do with herpes. so many common germs are transmitted through sharing those. if your child uses your washcloth by accident though, not an issue. same with playing with your toothbrushes. dirty clothing, yuck factor only ( or stink factor if you are at my house and have sweaty athletic kids....lol ).

betsy

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