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how do you know when you are shedding hsv2

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Viral shedding hsv2: This can differ by person. There is no way to be able to state how much viral shedding a person will experience.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
You don't know: Hi Ash, You don't know if you are shedding virus. This is how people pass the HSV II without presence of lesions. If you have lesions you should re ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes and no: Genital herpes can shed at variable amounts over time. The amount of virus that you shed depends mostly on your immune system. You can definitely shed ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Life is risky: Each person must decide when to accept the risk of catching genital herpes: at the friend stage, the boyfriend stage, the fiance stage, or the husban ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
High risk!: This is when you are MOST likely to infect a partner. Asymptomatic viral shedding starts immediately and is most common in the weeks and months after ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Dr. David Liu answered
18 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Most likely: If you are having unprotected sex with your fiance in order to have children, it is very likely that you will transmit hsv to him. This is a decision ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Most likely: He may be asymptomatic. No idea about cost, call a local clinic and find out.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
OK before visits: If you are having few outbreaks and don't need ongoing suppressive treatment to prevent them, it should be OK to take valacyclovir only during your vi ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Blood test: Hsv2 is tested with a lab test now. Go see your doc.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Will get the viral particles which will definitively prove hsv. Can diagnose clinically or with other tests but not 100%.

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