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Are Women Herpe Asymptomatic
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
Asked and answered: No. Medication is to treat sores.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why?: Medication is to heal sores. If you have no sores.....? ...Read more
Herpes simplex: Lifetime in many cases.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
If I had asymptomatic herpes, and had sex with a girl, could she show symptoms even though I don't show symptoms?
Is it possible to asymptomatic virally shed herpes from the oral region to genital region? Believe I've had OHSV1 forever, scared of autoinnoculation.
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
What is the probability of transmitting genital herpes from asymptomatic shedding and is it possible to get it from blood or semen?
I will be applying for a job. I have herpes. Will cbc show that I have some infection on my blood? What if I am asymptomatic at the time of the test?
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
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
I have genital herpes. For the past two years, when I am acutely stressed, I have outbreaks on my left elbow area. Is this dissinated herpes and should I be more concerned? Also, am I still having asymptomatic outbreaks in my genital area? Can I give an u
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?
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
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
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
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
If I was exposed to herpes, how long would it take for symptoms to show up? I am a little worried about my last encounter with a woman.
Usually 7-14 days: It can take sometimes take longer.Get a more detailed answer ›