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can you have unprotected sex if you have herpes

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Fuehrer
9 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: It is still possible to transmit the virus even if you are not having an outbreak currently.

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Herpes: I would first ask that you clarify which type of herpes you have. 75% of americans have herpes type one (the oral herpes) and 25% of americans have t ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Yes : If you think std, then get tested. If going to be tested for herpes, you might as well check for the other compadres & comadres std.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
1 to 2 months: While most people who become symptomatic with start showing symptoms within two weeks of exposure to the virus. Vast majority of people will never ha ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. Jay Staub
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Shouldn't: You certainly can, but you shouldn't while you have an active lesion. If you have no lesion, your partner should use a condom to lessen the chance of ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Sure: Try to identify the cause. Pityrosporum folliculitis is a variant on tinea versicolor that many physicians aren't familiar with. Even a severe pustula ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: What is your understanding of sex? Oral sex is still sex. Using toys can still transmit std. Anal sex is also considered sex, not performing any type ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: You can have intercourse, but you may give your partner yeast infection. If you do have intercourse use condoms, or just wait until infection is treat ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Of course: If you are healthy enough to have sex, cancer or not, go for it.
A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience Family Medicine
Sex and BV: You probably should not have either type of sex until you clear the BV with antibiotics.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Odd question: Any birth control method other than total abstinence has a failure rate at some degree. It would vary with the type of BC and how well the recommended ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Anal sex: Sure you can - the threadworms do not put up a road block security check point. However, the anus is to excrete and not an entry point into the body. ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Yes: If it doesn't cause pain. You should have a herniorraphy ASAP
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Very low chance: Very low chance, but not zero.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Yes, but...: ...To answer the question you're really asking, yes, it's possible to pass a yeast infection to a partner during unprotected oral sex. To prevent that ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: It is less likely with protection but no form of protection is 100% effective.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: Engaging in unprotected sex is best way to get pregnant, regardless of whether you have a bladder/kidney infection or not. In other words, infections ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. T. Scott Allen
30 years experience Orthodontics
Yep!: Umm yes! might want to liberally apply the brace-relief wax your orthodontist provides you though. :).
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Unhealthy for you in terms of making the inflammation more and your partner in getting the virus/bacteria from you . Hence it is good to follow absti ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Anal Receptive Sex: carries a # of risks. Trauma can lead to rectal prolapse, anal fissure, tearing of tissues, ^ hemorrhoid sxs & Anodyspareunia (pain). Unprotected ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Adam Levy
Dr. Adam Levy answered
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Pregnancy can occur almost any time in the cycle. Naturally, you are more fertile 12-14 days in the cycle from the 1st day of your last period. Howeve ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kind of: By definition , STDs need the "s" part: sex. However, there are std type infections that can be passed without sex. A cold sore in the lip is a type o ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Sure but: Not recommended as it can be painful and cause significant bleeding and damage to the anal sphincter. The anus is generally an "exit" not an "entrance ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Herpes breakouts can occur anytime.

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