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what is herpes and how do you get it

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
You don't: Herpes is not caught by contact with the virus on toilet seats or anywhere else in the environment. You only get genital herpes by having sex with an ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
41 years experience Dermatology
A virus: While there are several different types of herpes viruses the two that people are most concerned about is herpes type 1 and 2. Typically herpes type 1 ... Read More
Dr. Ted Anderson
28 years experience Gynecology
Virus: Herpes simplex (hsv) is a viral infection. The virus typically casuses fever blisters or cold sores (hsv-1) or genital herpes (hsv-2) although either ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fluid exchange: Herpes is most commonly transmitted via fluid exchange through kissing, oral-genital sex, sexual intercourse. Usually, upon exposure, there is a laten ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
The process of ....: Getting pregnant is the same, herpes or not.
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Self transmission: Herpes on the lip is common and can be spread from the faeto genitals rarely. Genital herpes can lie dormant and recur at various times so contact cou ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
By having sex: Type 2 herpes virus causes genital herpes, you contact by having sexual intercourse vaginal or rectal, and oral sex, with a partner who has active les ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
From your finger: HSV I is the most common HSV eye infection. It isn't considered sexually transmitted. HSV II is sometimes sexually transmitted and can infect ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Auto inoculation: Herpes simplex cornea infection is sometimes called dendritic keratitis based on the shape of the corneal ulcer. It is usually acquired by transferri ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
51 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Transmission: Herpes is a viral infection and if the virus is present on the nasal lining from direct or indirect transmission, this can occur. Best to see your oto ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
From herpes virus: A person usually gets genital herpes from another person's fresh herpes sores. The other person may have sores on his or her genitals, lips, fingers, ... Read More
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