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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Hsv (Definition)

HSV is also known as Herpes. HSV, or herpes simplex virus, is a virus that has two types. Type 1 causes "cold sores" or sores around the mouth, while Type ...Read more


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Had 3 small pimples on penis. Two on the shaft one on the head. Hsv 2 neg and hsv1 pos. 2 weeks later look better but have 4 fluid filled pimples ?

Had 3 small pimples on penis.  Two on the shaft one on the head.  Hsv 2 neg and hsv1 pos. 2 weeks later look better but have 4 fluid filled pimples ?

Many causes: There are many reasons or causes of oral, genital, or other skin type lesions. Herpes is only one viral infection. See your medical doctor or a dermatologist to be diagnosed and treated properly. ...Read more

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I know that ethically i must tell a potential partner i'm hsv-2 positive and i certainly will but i'm curious as to what the legal stand point is.

I know that ethically i must tell a potential partner i'm hsv-2 positive and i certainly will but i'm curious as to what the legal stand point is.

Probably none: To my knowledge, no laws in the US explicitly address legal issues about HSV2 transmission or informing partners. For sure there are none in WA, where you and I both live. While I of course endorse your intent to inform on ethical grounds, if you didn't and transmited the infection, there would be no criminal charges. A partner could bring a civil lawsuit, of course, but that's pretty rare. ...Read more

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I'm a carrier of HSV 2 what do I do?

I'm a carrier of HSV 2 what do I do?

Herpes and living: You live. You date. You get married. If you partner with someone not infected then you may go onto medications to lower your contagiousness. 25% of americans have hsv 2. You wait and watch for herpes vaccines. You live as best as you can. Herpes should in no way limit anything you want to do. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have HSV 2?

Genital herpes: Hsv-2 usually causes genital herpes, which means different things to different people. 50 million americans have genital herpes. It's common. Most people never have symptoms, but those who do can be managed w/ effective medications. If your partner doesn't have it, meds and condoms can reduce the risk of spread. You or your partner can be tested through sexualhealth.Com or your physician's office. ...Read more

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If I have an old exposure to HSV 2, can I have contracted it within the last 10 weeks?

Unlikely: Herpes is silent in most infections. 90% of those infected with herpes type two have no outbreaks ever but are still contagious. It is unlikely that you have this level of igg titers with only a ten week exposure history. ...Read more

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I have HSV 2 my boyfriend tested positive HSV 1how is that possible?

I have HSV 2 my boyfriend tested positive HSV 1how is that possible?

Discordant couple: Just because you have it is not a guarantee that you will pass it on. There are many discordant couples. He has probably had cold sores (hsv type i) his whole life that has nothing to do with you. Your hsv type ii may be a "weak" type that has not infected him. This is absolutely possible (i'm surprised that you don't have type i also, only because it is so common). Be happy! this is good news! ...Read more

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If 1 has HSV 2, should they tell their new sex partners that they have it? & if so, how shall they say it - "i have it" or "i've been exposed 2 it"?

If 1 has HSV 2, should they tell their new sex partners that they have it? & if so, how shall they say it - "i have it" or "i've been exposed 2 it"?

Of course!: Anyone who has had (in the past or currently) HSV 1 or HSV 2 in the genitals area needs to talk with the partner about it, so they can together decide what to do about it. That means waiting until the relationship is strong enough before thinking about sex. That way, there is less chance of being rejected for carrying genital herpes. If one gets cold sores on the lips, also talk about oral sex. ...Read more

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What is a good way to deal with hsv-2?

What did your gyn sa: Say, if u do not want to have to worry about getting outbreaks or asymptomatic shedding, u can take valtrex everyday for prevention, [please see your gyn. ...Read more