Can you get herpes from drinking after somebody? Can you get herpes from sharing towels? From sharing bathwater? Can you get herpes from blood? Can you get herpes from toilet seats? The clear and resounding answer to all of these is simply NO.

You can get herpes only from skin-to-skin contact. You can get herpes even when there are no visible signs of herpes on the skin. It’s known as “viral shedding.”