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can you only catch herpes during an outbreak

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bloodtest: A blood test would show if you have been exposed to the herpes virus types 1 and/or 2 in the past. Once you have been exposed, the virus sits in your ... Read More
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Dr. David Satloff
40 years experience Pain Management
NO: tt is true that you only can visualize herpes during an outbreak, all 8 herpes viruses can be identified with energy medicine.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
No it is not normal: It could be urethritis or bladder infection, so get medical attention immediately.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No: Genital herpes can shed even when there isn't an outbreak.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes it is.: You might want to use an antiviral medication - see your physician for this.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
47 years experience Dermatology
Herpes simplex: Herpes simplex is a virus that you catch from someone who is infected with it. Most transmission occurs when persons shed virus but lack lesions. Usu ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not necessarily: Asymptomatic persons can "shed" (=potentially transmit) hsv2, and close skin contact can be all that is required. See: http://stdtesting.Com/how-man ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: A hsv(+) person can shed virus while asymptomatic, so yes you can transmit it. (see: http://www.Herpes.Com/transmission.Shtml ) for more information.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Yaklic
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
What do you mean?: The herpes sores should not bleed themselves (but could if you pick at them once they have crusted over). Outbreaks tend to occur when your body is st ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not advisable!!: U should clear up the outbreak first with Valtrex (valacyclovir) call your gyn as u can take a stronger than usaul dose under their direction to clear ... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Sex with condom on: You mean you use a condom while having sex.If you are having an outbreak of herpes, the best is no sex, as there is little chance of condom breakind o ... Read More

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