Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Sharing everyday items while having genital herpes...
    ashamed26 posted:
    If i have genital herpes can I still share water,juices,food n utensils(after I've eaten off of them) w/my kids n husband??
    Was this Helpful?
    5 of 6 found this helpful
    auntymoy responded:
    genital herpes is only spread by sex, not any other way!! not by household contact, not by sharing cups or bathroom. only sexual contact
    ashamed26 replied to auntymoy's response:
    Thank U...I'm new to this n I have so many different emotions n worries goin on:(
    Lainey_WebMD_Staff replied to ashamed26's response:
    Hi Ashamed 26,

    Keep asking questions. Some members feel just like you at first. I've replied to a few of your questions. Did you read the Herpes Handbook yet?

    Soft hugs,

    The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth. John F. Kennedy
    mySunny1 replied to Lainey_WebMD_Staff's response:
    Hi Lainey,

    where I can get the Herpes handbook?
    Can I get it online?
    betsyo1967 replied to mySunny1's response:
    google it or it's in our resource section here on the forum.
    Talking about std testing is NORMAL and something we all should be doing EVERY TIME before we have sex with a new partner :)

    Helpful Tips

    positive results
    I had unprotected sex with a woman 3 weeks before I had this tests done. here are my results: HSV 1/2 IGG HERPESELECT HSV 1 IGG ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    0 of 0 found this helpful

    Helpful Resources

    Be the first to post a Resource!

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.