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Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Me and my boyfriend have had unprotected intercourse while I had herpes on my chin. No oral sex or kissing was involved. Can he still get it?

Me and my boyfriend have had unprotected intercourse while I had herpes on my chin. No oral sex or kissing was involved. Can he still get it?

Herpes and Sex: This is a vital question and I am glad you asked it.
About 75% of americans have been exposed to the "oral" herpes virus...Now known as herpes type one. You can transmit this virus at unpredictable times whether you have an outbreak or not. You can only transmit it from the skin you have been infected at.

It is wise to get the blood tests and your partner to know his status as well. Get tested! ...Read more

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I had unprotected oral sex. If I do not develop any herpes symptoms after 14-21 days should I worry about genital herpes? Or should I get tested?

I had unprotected oral sex. If I do not develop any herpes symptoms after 14-21 days should I worry about genital herpes? Or should I get tested?

Misinformed?: First 90% of people who get herpes have no outbreaks. Second the only way to know if one has herpes is with a blood test. Third you are too soon to get an accurate test at two weeks. ...Read more

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Can I get genital herpes from giving oral sex to a man? Could I have passed it on to my current partner who I have unprotected sex w and I got it?

Can I get genital herpes from giving oral sex to a man? Could I have passed it on to my current partner who I have unprotected sex w and I got it?

Yes: You could pick up HSV from giving oral sex to a man with an open lesion. The HSV would be on your lip so you would eventually get a fever blister. Then if you had an open lesion on your lip you could give it to your current partner. You also could transfer the virus from your hands that touched the man with active HSV to your own genitals - it takes open skin to open skin for transmission. ...Read more

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Hi, I received unprotected oral sex from a prostitute in thailand 9 months ago. I am worried I may have contracted an std, specifically herpes. Around?

Hi, I received unprotected oral sex from a prostitute in thailand 9 months ago. I am worried I may have contracted an std, specifically herpes. Around?

Go see your doctor: Go see your family doctor for std (sexually transmitted disease/infection) testing. If you're too embarrassed to see him/her, go to your local federal/county health clinic. Check out http://www. Cdc. Gov/hiv/resources/factsheets/oralsex. Htm because you're at risk for more than just herpes or hsv. ...Read more

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If I gave my boyfriend oral sex with a coldsore, then had unprotected sex afterwards. Is it highly possible for me to now have genital herpes? Thankyo

If I gave my boyfriend oral sex with a coldsore, then had unprotected sex afterwards. Is it highly possible for me to now have genital herpes? Thankyo

Herpes: Yes, very possible. Most likely type one, since there is two types. If you get a cold sore, follow up with a ob/gyn. ...Read more

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I've had unprotected oral sex & couple days later I'm itching around my anus & ball sack. Feels like something crawling or moving but I don't see anything. I'm thinking herpes. Any help or what should I do?

I've had unprotected oral sex & couple days later I'm itching around my anus & ball sack. Feels like something crawling or moving but I don't see anything. I'm thinking herpes. Any help or what should I do?

Pruritus ani: Sometimes pinworm. Most often fecal soiling aggravated by excessive washing. Avoid scrubbing. Wash in shower with hand only. Whenever it feels itchy or wet or irritated use a small amount of Aveeno (oatmeal) or similar lotion on bathroom paper to clean the area. Apply to clean out inside the anus. Also do this after initial wiping after a bowel movement. ...Read more

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If your partner has a cold sore on lip and you perform oral sex on them and then have unprotected sex what is the risk of getting genital herpes?

If your partner has a cold sore on lip and you perform oral sex on them and then have unprotected sex what is the risk of getting genital herpes?

Herpes: There is too many conflicting questions here. What is the real question?

Oral herpes is not genital herpes 99% of the time. If you do not have immunity from a previous exposure to herpes you can get herpes where ever you are exposed to it. That is why we no longer use the terms 'oral' and 'genital'. As mentioned over and over here all sexually active adults need a blood test to check herpes. ...Read more

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Unprotected oral sex two months ago. Now white tongue with red spots. Dry itchy skin all over, Chills. Bumps on pubic area. Is herpes? Syphilis? Hiv?

Unprotected oral sex two months ago. Now white tongue with red spots. Dry itchy skin all over, Chills. Bumps on pubic area. Is herpes? Syphilis? Hiv?

Herpes? Syphilis: Please see your Gynecologist as soon as possible. Explain your worries, then the doctor will examine you and, finally you are likely to have blood work done.
May take a day or two to get the result. ...Read more

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If I had oral sex, can I get herpes aoutbreak a year later?

If I had oral sex, can I get herpes aoutbreak a year later?

Yes!: The "outbreak" is one you are aware of. You may have had minor subclinical outbreaks earlier. Another possibility is that there is no link! ...Read more

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Can type 1 herpes be spread sexually, other than through oral sex?

Can type 1 herpes be spread sexually, other than through oral sex?

Herpes: Yes. Herpes virus is contagious virus can be shed without any evident active lesions. In particular if vesicles are present the virus is highly contagious. The chances would be decreased if he is on suppressive therapy with an anti herpes virus medication such as valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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Is there any way to contract herpes from oral sex without a breakout?

Is there any way to contract herpes from oral sex without a breakout?

Herpes: Yes, it is possible. It is called "asymptomatic viral shedding" and it means you can still be infectious even without sores. Oral herpes medications may reduce the chance of this happening. ...Read more

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Both females. I am wondering, if she gives me oral sex (eat me out) could I contract herpes?

Both females. I am wondering, if she gives me oral sex (eat me out) could I contract herpes?

Yes: If she has a history of cold sores at any time in the past she could spread her oral herpes to your genital area even without having any visible lesions on her lips. ...Read more

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My wife and I both have herpes 1 will sex or oral sex make it worse or cause more frequent breakouts?

Asymptomatic Sheddin: Asymptomatic shedding is very real and one of the biggest reasons why it's possible for people with herpes to pass herpes virus on to a sexual partner without having any signs or symptoms. That's pretty much what asymptomatic means: you can't see or feel that the virus is present and active on the surface of the skin. ...Read more

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What is the risk of herpes for a male receiving oral sex from a female prostitute? The oral sex lasted 5 seconds. Please give this in percentages.

What is the risk of herpes for a male receiving oral sex from a female prostitute? The oral sex lasted 5 seconds. Please give this in percentages.

Herpes: There is no science to give you thus answer. You should have the herpes blood test. Oral herpes is ground in most humans. Thus usually comes from family members. ...Read more

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From oral sex My Dr. Said that I don't have herpes symptoms, I do not need testing. But some webites say that it can be asyptomatic. Should I worry?

From oral sex My Dr. Said that I don't have herpes symptoms, I do not need testing. But some webites say that it can be asyptomatic. Should I worry?

Herpes: You are thirty years old. I just say that to be frank with you. It is time you learned about STDs. Every single adult should be tested for their herpes status. This testing is the blood testing. 75% of Americans have HSV one or the 'oral' herpes. 90% of them do not get recurrent sores, but are still contagious. Everyone must know their herpes status. Everyone. No excuses. ...Read more

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My boyfriends has herpes, what worries me is that he wants to have oral sex with me and I'm worried that he;ll infect this area too. Is that possible?

Herpes: The overwhelming probability is that you are already infected with this virus and therefore it is unlikely that his going down on you is going to cause further problems. But if you want to be absolutely certain and you do not yet have the virus then don't let him give you oral sex. Enjoy. ...Read more

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Can I get herpes for oral sex?

Can I get herpes for oral sex?

Yes: Herpes (hsv) is transmitted via skin to skin contact and may be transmitted even in the absence of any visible sore or abnormality. ...Read more

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Can herpes be passed through oral sex?

Can herpes be passed through oral sex?

Very easily!: Which is by the term genital herpes can apply to type 1 or 2! it is another reason for chronic supressive therapy for both oral and known genital herpes, since virus can be shed without known active sores! ...Read more

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Can u still have oral sex when u have herpes?

Oral sex and herpes: Herpes can be transmitted to a partner if there is contact with the area where the eruption is. Unfortunately there can be shedding of herpes virus from the mucous membranes even if no sore is present. Taking antiviral medications daily helps decrease the shedding of virus but does not eliminate it totally. The highest risk of transmission is when the herpes eruption is present. ...Read more