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If I have a asymptomatic herpes, should I take medication?

If I have a asymptomatic herpes, should I take medication?

If you are sexually: Active you should take a medication to decrease viral shedding to prevent spread of the herpes which you can do even when you are asymptomatic. ...Read more

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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If a monogamus couple both have asymptomatic herpes, should they take medication?

Treatment Yes: If they have an outbreak yes. But, if the herpes is the same there is no need for suppressing viral shedding in the scenario you describe. ...Read more

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If me and my wife have asymptomatic herpes, should we worry about the birth of our child? Is it a very low chance of anything happening?

If me and my wife have asymptomatic herpes, should we worry about the birth of our child? Is it a very low chance of anything happening?

OB can manage: The worst cases are more likely when mom has an initial outbreak (infection) at the time of delivery. At that time neither she or baby would have any antibodies to herpes and progressive herpes encephalitis/death is possible. With asymptomatic herpes there is less but some risk, mom & babe would have some antibodies, and OB's can plan a c-section before the water breaks if an outbreak occurs. ...Read more

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Can I live normal life with asymptomatic herpes type 2?

Yes: Even if you are asymptomatic you could still be shedding virus so practicing safe sex is important. ...Read more

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How contagious can type 2 herpes can be and spreads to other family members? Its asymptomatic one, any preventions?

Lesions contagious: You are most contagious when lesions are present and exposed. It is best transmitted via the mucous membranes, oral or genital, even if asymptomatic. Be well. ...Read more

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Is a asymptomatic carrier of both herpes virus still be contagious?

Yes, sometimes...: People who have gotten herpes 1 or herpes 2 will sometimes shed virus while having no symptoms. They are contagious during the shedding, but they can't tell when they are shedding. They are more contagious during an outbreak, because there are a lot more viruses there during an outbreak. ...Read more

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If I had asymptomatic herpes, and had sex with a girl, could she show symptoms even though I don't show symptoms?

If I had asymptomatic herpes, and had sex with a girl, could she show symptoms even though I don't show symptoms?

Heroes: There are two different herpes. Herpes is transmitted through viral shedding. Having a sore or not having a sore has no correlation to when one is contagious through viral shedding. 90% of people with herpes do not get sores but are still contagious. ...Read more

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Is it possible to asymptomatic virally shed herpes from the oral region to genital region? Believe I've had OHSV1 forever, scared of autoinnoculation.

Is it possible to asymptomatic virally shed herpes from the oral region to genital region? Believe I've had OHSV1 forever, scared of autoinnoculation.

Possible: Herpes can be shed without an outbreak. Most ppl shed for about 72 hours before they break out in ulcers. So, in theory, you could shed virus to your partner. Especially if they get infected, they could spread the virus to your genitals. ...Read more

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If I tested positive for genital herpes blood test when I am asymptomatic is it conclusive?

If I tested positive for genital herpes blood test when I am asymptomatic is it conclusive?

Yes: The blood test lets us know that you have the virus lying dormant in your body some where. When your immune system is otherwise compromised due to stress, malnutrition, lack of sleep or other infection the virus will come out of hiding and give the classic symptoms of very small, painful/itchy vesicles ...Read more

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What is the probability of transmitting genital herpes from asymptomatic shedding and is it possible to get it from blood or semen?

What is the probability of transmitting genital herpes from asymptomatic shedding and is it possible to get it from blood or semen?

If someone has asymp: Shedding then it can be transmitted that is one of teh main ways people get it from someone else cause one person is shedding the virus and does not realize it, Valtrex (valacyclovir) everyday will prevent that. ...Read more

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Been married 4 years. No cheating. If I test positive for genital herpes in blood test, is it worth it to take medication if we are asymptomatic?

No, don't: Antibodies to genital herpes do not mean that you have an active infection. Frequently, old serological tests cannot distinguish between hsv1 and 2. Its a possibility that you have an infection that is silent and can transmit virus. So, be cautious and use protection during intercourse. ...Read more

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I'm married no cheat. If I test positive for genital herpes (blood) and we're both asymptomatic, should we just move on with our sex life with no worries?

I'm married no cheat. If I test positive for genital herpes (blood) and we're both asymptomatic, should we just move on with our sex life with no worries?

Herpes: That all depends on the gender of your partner, and their HSV 2 status. If they are also already infected there is nothing more to do. If they are female and not infected then you going on suppression medication to lower the risk of viral shedding and transmission of this infection to your partner then that must be decided between you both. ...Read more

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Read that with gen. Herpes can be asypmtomatic, or not know they have it. In most cases, will a person always have an outbreak in their life?

Herpes: Herpes is a permanent infection. 90% of those infected do not have outbreaks. They are still contagious. The only way to know if infected is with a blood test. ...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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Symptoms Of Gential Herpes In Women?

Symptoms Of Gential Herpes In Women?

Ulcerated lesion: Typically you will see multiple open lesion on the external genitals that may be weeping and eventually crust over. These lesions are typically painful. Often times you may notice flu-like symptoms about 1-2 weeks prior to the genital lesions. ...Read more

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If a woman has herpes, how long after sex would they appear?

If a woman has herpes, how long after sex would they appear?

If she has herpes...: If a man or a woman already has herpes, he or she may get an outbreak at anytime, before, during, or after sex. These recurrence lesions develop over a day or so, which means he or she would not say the lesions occurred DURING sex, unless the sex lasted all day long. Herpes lesions coming from a brand new genital infection, may happen from 2 days after sex to about 10 days after sex. ...Read more

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Can my partner perform oral sex on me if I have herpes but no outbreaks? I am a woman.

Can my partner perform oral sex on me if I have herpes but no outbreaks? I am a woman.

Risk: The decision is up to you and your partner. You can discuss it and take Valacyclovir to reduce the chance of transmission. Avoid sex if you feel symptoms without outbreak. Shaving can also cause an outbreak or expression even if you are on suppressive therapy. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/herpes/stdfact-herpes. Htm ...Read more

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I have an appointment tomorrow morning; I'm pretty sure I have herpes. I'm female. Can I sleep with a tissue there and help it from spreading?

I have an appointment tomorrow morning; I'm pretty sure I have herpes. I'm female. Can I sleep with a tissue there and help it from spreading?

Oral herpes: You could certainly sleep with a tissue over your lip. Do not scratch or squeeze any lesions and get a good night's sleep before your appointment. ...Read more

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Can a woman with herpe have a normal baby?

Can a woman with herpe have a normal baby?

Yes: If you have active lesions at the time of delivery you will be delivered by c/s. ...Read more

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What are signs of herpes in men and women?

What are signs of herpes in men and women?

Blisters on red base: Painful or itchy blisters, usually in small clusters on a base of red skin, that eventually open up, leaving shallow ulcers. Typical locations are the genitals, the lips, or around the anus, but they can occur on other skin sites as well. ...Read more

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Is it harder for a woman to give herpes to a guy?

Is it harder for a woman to give herpes to a guy?

Herpes and Gender: No. Herpes is a virus. It is transmitted from skin to skin. It does not know gender. ...Read more

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What are some of the signs of herpes for a female?

What are some of the signs of herpes for a female?

Which type?: At the time of initial Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 infection a person may have fever, weakness, sore throat, painful lesions (most often on lips, around mouth, gums, tongue, cheeks), swollen & /or painful lymph nodes in neck. There may be a gray coating on the tongue. ...Read more

Asymptomatic (Definition)

This is when a given condition is present but it’s not ...Read more