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do the doctor and staff have to keep my genital hsv private during delivery?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
Privacy: The must keep it private from anyone except those that might come into contact with your lesions or fluids. Aids or nurses willbe informed, but no one who is not at risk should know.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What's the expert opinion, could the doctor or staff keep my genital HSV private during delivery?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Absolutely, but..: Talk to your doctor at each visit about your desire to keep this info very confidential. I sure wouldn't want people like my mother-in-law to know I have hsv during childbirth, but there are people who absolutely need to know this info for your safety and the baby's safety (people like the nurses, anesthesia, pediatrician). These people should take extra effort to disclose the info only as needed!

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Last updated Aug 5, 2012

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