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shakehand can transmit hsv

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: You can, though by the time people become sexually active, they've often already been infected with hsv-1.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes.: Herpes simplex 1 may be transmitted via oral sex. Although most hsv1 lesions are oral. Oral sex has potential to transmit a number of sti's. Herpes s ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Entirely different: The only thing common between herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV2) and the chickenpox virus, varicella zoster virus (VZV), is the name herpes. After chi ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Herpes Transmission: Valacyclovir, considered to be the best treatment option in this scenario, turns down the contagiousness by 50%.
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A member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible: Hopefully, in the absence of active lesions, the trasnmission risk is small but not zero
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
It's what you do: It's not a question of whether they're more likely to transmit, but whether they're more likely to be infected. Hiv-2 is seen in west africans, not g ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Virus is invisible: The virus is invisible to our eyes, but can be in the affected areas of the body in between outbreaks. If there are a lot of viruses causing tissue da ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudette Anderson
Specializes in Gynecology
No: If you have an outbreak type 1or 2 and practice oral sex during this period you may transmit it
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nichol
30 years experience Anesthesiology
Can be transmitted: Hsv1 can be transmitted by oral sex.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
HSV transmission: Herpes virus be it Type I or II can be transmitted from oral to vaginal or vice versa if there are active lesions(sores) present.
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