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if i have an outbreak of herpes all over my body can i spread it

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Unlikely: But never say never. Research has shown that carriers can shed virus even though they are asymptomatic (without sores). If you want to have certaint ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Same as if one or both have it.
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Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Possible: Not every person with herpes has outbreaks or knows when an outbreak is about to occur during which herpes virus may be shed and spread to a partner.
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A member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Possible: Not every person with herpes has outbreaks or knows when an outbreak is about to occur during which herpes virus may be shed and spread to a partner.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Herpes Simplex: 75% of Americans have Herpes Type One. It is spread through viral shedding at the point of infection. Having an outbreak does not correlate in any way ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
No: There is no risk for herpes to spread through bathwater.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
46 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 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
GENITAL HERPES: Yes. You can spread genital herpes if you don't have an outbreak. The viruses can still be aroud even if you do not see them.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Unlikely: I assume that it was a blood test showing esposure and with no outbreaks .So there was no fluid and very minimal skin contact,the odds are greatly in ... Read More
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