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Is it possible to have safe sex with a man with herpes?

Is it possible to have safe sex with a man with herpes?

Sexual safety: There really isn't anything called "safe sex" except with a mutually monogamous partner with a known negative and STD tested sexual history. Herpes active lesions are very capable to transmit the infection to others. The herpes virus has been known to shed from the site after healing for up to 21 days. Condoms are useless if the lesions are on the scrotum and not the penis. Use sexual safety! ...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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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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What's the best way for a man to not give a women herpes?

What's the best way for a man to not give a women herpes?

Not have Herpes!: I am assuming you have herpes, since you would have not asked the question. Both type 1 and 2 herpes are not site specific, ie. Oral and genital types occur in both places. Viral contact with oral or genital areas is requisite. You can shed virus and not be aware of a lesion. Medications: valtex or Famvir (famciclovir) can lessen the likelyhood of transmission, as well as prevent outbreaks! Barrier protection! ...Read more

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What are the signs of herpes in men they wouldn? T notice?

What are the signs of herpes in men they wouldn? T notice?

Ulcers!: Genital herpes is a viral infection that most commonly presents w/ painful sores or ulcers in the genital area. Outbreak can start as pain & itching. There may be small red bumps or tiny white blisters. Some pts have pain w/ urinating, recurrent vaginal irritation, painful lymph nodes in groin, pain down leg. Inital outbreak may feel like flu. Sometimes no symptoms. Culture of lesion diagnostic. ...Read more

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If I have herpes 2 can I give it to my children? What should I stop doing now that I found out I have it?

If I have herpes 2 can I give it to my children? What should I stop doing now that I found out I have it?

Herpes Two: Herpes two is found (90% of the time) somewhere between the belly button and the thighs. If you do not know where you are infected then there is little we can do other than to make sure your partner is also tested. If your partner is not infected with herpes two then you can go on medication to suppress the viral shedding by about 50%. ...Read more

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Hello, my boyfriend has herpes and I don't. I would love to find a way for us to have children with him passing it to our children and me?

Hello, my boyfriend has herpes and I don't. I would love to find a way for us to have children with him passing it to our children and me?

Should be easy: Almost everyone in this situation has healthy babies without problems. Your partner needs to be on anti-herpes treatment (e.g. valacyclovir), which will lower the chance of transmission to you. You can then have unprotected sex during your fertile (mid-cycle) days. Once you conceive, it will be important to prevent new infection in the last 3 months of pregnancy. Discuss with your gyn. Good luck! ...Read more

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If a man has herpes can he no longer have babies?

If a man has herpes can he no longer have babies?

Yes you can: Herpes doesn't prevent you from having babies. It's an infection you will probably be dealing with periodically for the rest of your life but it doesn't affect fertility. ...Read more

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If a man has herpes but has no signs of a breakout can he receive oral without passing it to his partner?

If a man has herpes but has no signs of a breakout can he receive oral without passing it to his partner?

Problematic: Asymptomatic men have the potential to shed this virus, but less frequently than women. If you have been intimate with this man previously the probability is that you already have been exposed to this virus which is inordinately common. Only you can determine whether the risk is worth the benefits. If you want her to be pregnant, see an ob/gyn doctor and both of you discuss the issue. ...Read more

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Can children have herpes on their scalp?

Can children have herpes on their scalp?

Yes: Yes they can, particularly in newborns who are infected from vaginal/genital herpes in the mother. Often why c-sections are recommended if mom has active herpes in those locations. ...Read more

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If a man has herpes can it affect his sperm?

If a man has herpes can it affect his sperm?

No: Herpes virus can spread to partners and interfere with sexuality but doesn't change sperm. ...Read more

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Is herpes always sexually transmitted and can it affect children under ten?

Is herpes always sexually transmitted and can it affect children under ten?

Site matters: Newborns can acquire herpes during their transit thru a contaminated birth canal. When it happens it can trigger a devastating encephalitis or death. The germ can also cause cold sores that can affect people at almost any age. The herpes type can be the same or differ from the one most often thought of as a STI. Any genital herpes in kids should be considered sexual abuse unless proven otherwise ...Read more

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Are CNS herpes contages, does that individual have to avoid any contact with children?

Are CNS herpes contages, does that individual have to avoid any contact with children?

No: Patients with herpes 1 encephalitis are very sick and require hospitalization and intravenous Acyclovir treatment. Persons with herpes 2 meningitis are less severely ill but still quite sick. In both situations the infections are only contageous by direct contact with the herpes skin lesions. ...Read more

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How easy is it to pass herpes from a woman to man? And what about if both are on anti viral medication?

How easy is it to pass herpes from a woman to man? And what about if both are on anti viral medication?

Herpes Newest INFO: Gender has nothing to do with this. Herpes viruses do not discriminate.

So here is what we know:

a person with hsv 2, the 'genital' form of herpes can shed virus irregularly and without sores. Medication can lower this risk by 50% but not more than that. A person who already has hsv 2 cannot get it again.

The same goes for the hsv 1, the simplex virus. I am unsure why you are both on meds. ...Read more

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I think I have herpes, it's terrifying but I need to know if I can ever have unprotected sex to try and have children without infecting my partner?

I think I have herpes, it's terrifying but I need to know if I can ever have unprotected sex to try and have children without infecting my partner?

First get checked: Before you drive yourself crazy, get a test for herpes, than depending on the results, sit down with your dr. And discuss the future you will have and what you will need to do to prevent the spread of infection. There are also several medications that can help you if positive for genital herpes. ...Read more

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What does herpes on a mans penis look like?

What does herpes on a mans penis look like?

Herpes: Can look like a raised lesion or as it opens it can resemble an ulceration and even be weepy. ...Read more

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Do children get herpes from their own parents?

Do children get herpes from their own parents?

Depends: Genital herpes can pass during labor/delivery to a newborn but this often results in severe disease or death. If a kid got genital herpes it would be a finding of sexual abuse. Kids could get a cold sore if the parent passed this by kissing them while shedding the germ. ...Read more

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Can u get herpes if u have sex with another man?

Can u get herpes if u have sex with another man?

Herpes: Even if they don't show any sign of infection, people carrying the genital herpes virus can infect a sex partner 10% of the time.

The finding comes from a large study that collected daily genital swabs from nearly 500 people infected with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), the genital herpes virus. Many (18%) thought they were uninfected, but found out they out they were herpes carriers. ...Read more

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How likely is a man to contract herpes with a condom? I had protected sex with a stranger and it made me curious.

How likely is a man to contract herpes with a condom? I had protected sex with a stranger and it made me curious.

Herpes: Herpes can be on perineum as well as on vagina or penis. So using a condom does not always fully protect against herpes. If you think you have contracted it please get checked. ...Read more

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Can I get herpes simplex 1through a mans semen?

Can I get herpes simplex 1through a mans semen?

Herpes simplex,: As well as many other disorders, can be transmitted by exposure to bodily fluids, including semen. That's why we don't recommend unprotected sex. ...Read more

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Herpes 1, if you don't have any breakouts, can you kiss your children and not worry about spreading it. What about sharing a bathroom towel?

Herpes 1, if you don't have any breakouts, can you kiss your children and not worry about spreading it. What about sharing a bathroom towel?

Yes and yes: Without an outbreak, the chance of transmission is low by kissing and the virus is never transmitted by towels. Based on this and other questions, you are far more worried than necessary. This isn't a big deal! Half of all people get oral herpes, and it could happen to your kids. But that's most likely from other children (e.g. in day care, school, etc) and not from your infection. ...Read more

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Can herpes simplex type 2 affect fertility in women and in men?

Can herpes simplex type 2 affect fertility in women and in men?

Unlikely: The main extragenital complications of gential herpes simplex infection include hsv meningitis and proctitits. I don't know of any occurrences of hsv orchitis in men or involvement of the seminal vesicles, bulbourethrals, or prostate, which may affect male fertility. Similarly, female fertility is unlikely to be affected by hsv alone. The main concern is vertical transmission during pregnancy. ...Read more

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With genital herpes, how can a man give his wife a baby without giving her herpes?

With genital herpes, how can a man give his wife a baby without giving her herpes?

Take antiviral meds: A fetus (unborn baby) can catch herpes from the mother before labor and delivery. Such transmission of the herpes virus is uncommon but does occur sometimes. It happens more often if the mom catches herpes for the first time while she is pregnant. Most of the newborns with herpes caught it during or soon after the birth process. The mother can take antivirals from late pregnancy through delivery. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a man has low white blood cells but his girlfriend has herpes could he have it to?

Can you tell me if a man has low white blood cells but his girlfriend has herpes could he have it to?

Regardless of WBC: Count, the man might also have a herpetic infection. However, it may not be readily obvious if he does not have active lesions. ...Read more

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What is genital herpes? Does it occur in both men and women? If so, what are the symptoms in both cases?

Herpes is an STD: Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection, that occurs in both men and women. Many people who have it don't know they have it because they may have few to absent symptoms. Symptoms are different for different people, but many people describe a tingling, burning, or itchy sensation with or without little blisters. Symptoms can be very mild or very severe. It is a very common virus. ...Read more

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If a man has anal sex with a women with stage 2 herpes will he be infected if it was her first time doing anal?

If a man has anal sex with a women with stage 2 herpes will he be infected if it was her first time doing anal?

Significant risk: Herpes can certainly be passed from infected person to partner either way if no protection was used. Unprotected sex, if either partner has active herpes, is foolishy. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 33 and I've been diagnosed with herpes zoster. I had unprotected passive sex 3 weeks ago with a man who might have syphilis. Are the 2 related?

Hi, I'm 33 and I've been diagnosed with herpes zoster. I had unprotected passive sex 3 weeks ago with a man who might have syphilis. Are the 2 related?

No: Herpes zoster (shingles) is caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you've had chickenpox, the virus lies inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles. Syphilis is a bacterial infection usually spread by sexual contact. Shingles is a viral infection, syphilis is a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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How can a man have oral sex with a woman who has genital herpes?

Avoid if active: If there is an active outbreak you should avoid activity. As far as choices the man makes is up to that individual but avoiding while active outbreaks will help prevent further outbreak and exposure and transmission of the virus. ...Read more

Male (Definition)

Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more