Herpes?

Patient: I bought a swimsuit bottom from a thrift store. I machine washed it before wearing it. I have OCD and now keep wearing that it may be possible to have gotten a STD from wearing the bottoms. Is this possible? Do I need to schedule a Dr. appointment for testing? I’m also 30 weeks pregnant. Thank You

 

 

Doctor: It would very unlikely almost impossible for the virus to be alive in the clothes. Also a person can only get HSV infect ion during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV  infection. Transmission can occur from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he or she is infected. I hope I cleared your doubt.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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