[Question #6578] HIV - Quote Apply?

14 months ago
Hello Doctor,

I am a male with rectal herpes (HSV-2).  Does the below quote with regards to HIV apply if you have rectal herpes (HSV-2) an active outbreak currently?  Also, with an active outbreak of rectal herpes (HSV-2) can you get HIV from sitting in a contaminated chair, wearing dirty underwear, not washing your hands and wiping, sitting on a dirty/public toilet, sleeping in a dirty bed in just underwear?  Thanks for your valued expertise.

You will never be at risk for HIV unless you a) have unprotected vaginal or anal sex or b) share drug injection equipment with a potentially infected partner. Without such exposures, you'll never get HIV. Don't worry about any other kinds of contact with other people.

Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
14 months ago
Repetitive question, previously answered.  No change in the answer.  Further you have been warned to stay off the site.  Please do.  EWH
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