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can you give yourself genatil herpes

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: You may or may not develop outbreaks in the future. Some people only become carriers and do not get breakouts. Blood tests to see if you're carrying t ... Read More
Dr. Jane Van Dis
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Terrible: That sounds terrible and mean, i hope that didn't happen to you. I don't think it's prosecutable, by law, but you would have to check with a lawyer t ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If you have herpes virus and had a sore on your mouth that you were touching, and then touched your genital area with saliva containing the virus, tra ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yashica Robinson White
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Slim chance: Your baby will not automatically have herpes because you have herpes. It is more likely for your baby to become infected if you have an active lesion/ ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Manageable risks: If a mother delivers vaginally with her first genital outbreak, there is ~30% risk the baby could get it and have a terrible illness. If a recurrent o ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
41 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Can transmit anywhere skin contact with infected skin. Remember up to 20% infected people are contagious without symptoms.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Take antiviral meds: A fetus (unborn baby) can catch herpes from the mother before labor and delivery. Such transmission of the herpes virus is uncommon but does occur som ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Once you have been infected with herpes simplex it remains in your body for life. You will not be reinfected, but always have the chance of developin ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Usha Mukhytar
26 years experience Gynecology
Use condomns: Always use condomns during sex gat your partner a blood test for herpes antibodies to make sure he is clean you can have a healthy baby if you have so ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Herpes: What is genital herpes? Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (std) caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (hsv-1) or type 2 (hsv-2). ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
38 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Mouth to mouth or mouth to genital kissing can spread herpes in it's active form -- herpes simplex is a viral disease and is spread form person to per ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
ABSOLUTELY NOT: Are you in the circus that you can kiss yourself like that? The virus in one place provides protection in all the other places unless you have defecti ... Read More
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