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Can you spread genital herpes through menstrual blood

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitesh Parekh
26 years experience Gynecology
Yes: Yes bodily fluid has potential to transfer the virus.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Can spread w. sex: Herpes can be spread if you have sex during menstruation as it can at any time having unprotected sex with a partner who has genital herpes. Not sure ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Possible: Please discuss this issue with your doctor at your next visit. God forbid the breakouts become an issue, there is treatment to address that.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Test: Yes. Herpes is best diagnosed with a blood test. There are two versions, one for an acute exposure and one to see if a previous infection has occurred ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
15 years experience Family Medicine
No: Genital herpes simplex virus is not transmitted through the blood but is transmitted in genital fluids and by contact with blisters. Here is the excer ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Active vs past: Blood tests can detect exposure to the herpes virus but do not tell if there is active infection. Molecular testing of the affected cells/tissue is m ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes and no....: A blood test can tell whether someone is infected with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) and/or HSV2. It doesn't tell if genital or oral; that requir ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Barrere
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See below: Herpes and bleeding have no direct association. There are several causes for bleeding, but you need an evaluation to determine what is the best ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Usually 2 to 3 weeks: Sometimes 3 months. Be sure to differentiate type 1 from type 2. Most people have no symptoms and will not know they have it until the blood test show ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Usually: 4-6 weeks post exposure is usually the amount of time considered necessary for a igg blood test to be appropriate.
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