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Herpes transmission - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   hi
User :   I am visiting some friends
User :   with whom i am staying
Doctor :   Ok
User :   one member in their family has herpes
User :   he mostly stays out of town
User :   and was back for a day yesterday
User :   i've been given his bedroom to stay in
User :   he had left more than 3-4 days before i came
User :   and when he was here he slept in his brothers bed
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i was wondering if there is any chance i might contract herpes by using the same bathroom
User :   or the bed
User :   i dunno if the sheets were changed before i got here
Doctor :   Herpes is contracted on Contact
Doctor :   only
User :   also the family went out for food
Doctor :   You should not use the same bed shhet
User :   and i was offered food from his plate
User :   i used a different spoon
User :   but i didnt kno he had herpes at the time
Doctor :   It does by sharing the room
User :   also he was a doctor too and i had a shoe bite ... which he took a look at .. as in touched around it
User :   but thats the extent of the contact
User :   the food ... when he checked my foot n the sheets that he may have used more than a week ago
User :   so i shudnt have nethin to worry about ??
Doctor :   no you should not worry about
Doctor :   unless you contact him
User :   no physical contact he is jus the brother of a friend
Doctor :   Ok
User :   jus when he touched my foot around me shoe bite
Doctor :   no problme
User :   alright thank u
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