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what can i do to keep from getting genital herpes? i want a family.

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Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Gynecology 43 years experience
Prevent STDs: Be sure your partner has had a blood test for HSV antibodies, and if positive, he should take a daily medicine like Acyclovir to reduce the risk of shedding and transmitting the virus. In reality, HSV is not as serious for fertility as other stds, like chlamydia and gonorrhea. Always practice safe sex and be selective about your partners.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Should I be concerned about a rash in my genital and anal area?

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Dr. Erin Alward
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Yes: There are multiple different types of infections that can cause a genital rash. Some are easily treated and some are more difficult. There can also be some inflammatory conditions that can cause a rash "down there." some precancerous or cancers can cause rash-looking changes. You need to see your doctor to be evaluated.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What can cause genital herpes without having any type of sexual contact?

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Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Any Direct Contact: Genital herpes is essentially spread by direct contact with an infectious area. It is very common and easy spread. Genital herpes can be spread even if you or your partner don't see any sores - orally or genitally. Valtrex (valacyclovir) has been shown to reduce, not eliminate the risk for asymptomatic transmission. Condoms can help but contact outside of the condom covered areas can result in infection.
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Im having more then normal discharge from my vagina no color but a fishy discharge smell

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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Get checked: This could represent a vaginal infection. You need to get checked out and get it treated as necessary.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Can you get genital warts from a toilet?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes possible: Papilloma virus is contagious possible but unlikely as most of the time it is not from toilets.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get genital herpes on the back of your butt?

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Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 36 years experience
Virus spread: Herpes virus can spread to any open area such as a cut or sore on any part of the body by direct contact.

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