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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
How can you get anal herpes? I am heterosexual, neverdo anal intercourse but I have open skin red, itchy, burns when wash, could it be herpes? Fungus?
I had anal sex and caught herpes and i noticed that there was water stuff coming out of my butthole its sticky feeling my partner don't know he had it? Theres a little blood in/on my rectem
Herpes: I am sorry, but I do not see a question here. The word on herpes which every single sexually active person must know is that all need a blood test. 90% of those infected do not have outbreaks and without a blood test do not know they are infected. Your symptoms are rare and unfortunate. You hopefully will clear this painful infection rapidly on valacyclovir. 25% of americans have this infection. ...Read more
Herpes or anal fissures? 2 tears on anus. No other sores and no anal sex. Terrified I contracted an std after a one night stand 8 mths ago. Scared!
Herpes unlikely: Herpes can mimic anal fissure or "tear", but usually it does not. If you had acquired herpes during the exposure 8 months ago, you probably would have had typical blisters, sores, etc at the site(s) of exposure, i.e. vaginal opening or labia. But the only way to know for sure is to see a doctor. Do it ASAP, before the fissures start to heal, for accurate HSV testing if s/he recommends it. ...Read more