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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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Can genital herpes HSV-2 lay dormant for years before initial outbreak?

Can genital herpes HSV-2 lay dormant for years before initial outbreak?

Initial no 2nd, yes: Initial exposure with lesions will be evident within 2 weeks. Secondary recurrence can lay dormant for long periods of time before reemerging. ...Read more

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How long can genital herpes be dormant for?

How long can genital herpes be dormant for?

Years. : Usually, outbreaks occur monthly or every few monts, becoming less frequent with time. ...Read more

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Can dormant HPV be spread?

Can dormant HPV  be spread?

Yes, but...: Yes, but the type of hpv that causes abnormal pap smears in women doesn't cause any untoward symtpoms for men. Also, there is no testing in men for that particular type of hpv. For women, the relevant testing is the pap smear or an hpv dna test of the cervix. ...Read more

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How long can chlamydia lie dormant in men?

How long can chlamydia lie dormant in men?

Until Treated: Generally, chlamydia will stay in the male body until it is treated. Symptoms may disappear, but the infection can continue to other areas, like the epididymis or testes. ...Read more

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How long can herpes virus stay dormant before initial outbreak?

How long can herpes virus stay dormant before initial outbreak?

Herpes simplex: If an acute initial outbreak is going to occur it will be within several days of acquisition of the virus. The virus will remain with you the rest of your life and may recur with outbreaks in an unpredictable fashion. Some never become symptomatic. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does genital herpes lay dormant for years before initial outbreak?

Herpes: Recurrent herpetic outbreaks are usually shorter in duration (averaging 7 days), with less severe symptoms and are often preceded by a prodrome of itching or burning in the affected area. Systemic symptoms are usually absent. Most people diagnosed with a first episode of genital herpes can expect to have several (typically four or five) outbreaks (symptomatic recurrences) within a year. ...Read more

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How long can the human papilloma virus lay dormant?

How long can the human papilloma virus lay dormant?

Varies: Once cells are invaded by hpv, a latency (quiet) period of months to years may occur. The exact incubation time is unknown, but most investigators believe the incubation period is 3 months. It is now known that some hpv infections are actually transient and temporary, and that the body may actually eliminate the virus successfully. This is most likely when infected at a young age. ...Read more

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When herpes disappears can we kiss?

Herpes: This virus can be transmitted from person to person by direct contact in the absence of overt lesions, but somewhat less likely. Most persons have been infected with this if their partner has it, but many people may never develop active disease. They nonetheless remain carriers and can transmit it. ...Read more

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How long can chlamydia lie dormant in a woman's body?

How long can chlamydia lie dormant in a woman's body?

Long time: Chlamydia is a stealth germ. You can have chlamydia without having any obvious symptoms. This is part of the reason that pregnant women are routinely screened. Other women who should be screened: sexually active 15-25 year olds, women>25 year old with new partners or multiple partners. ...Read more

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How long can chlamydia lay dormant in males?

How long can chlamydia lay dormant in males?

A Long Time: Chlamydia doesn't always cause symptoms, so it may go unnoticed until you are tested for chlamydia or the infection has spread to other areas of the body. ...Read more

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How long can chlamydia and herpes stay dormant inside?

How long can chlamydia and herpes stay dormant inside?

Lifetime: Chlamydia can be eradicated with antibiotics. Once you have herpes you have provided it with a permanent home. ...Read more

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Does chlamydia lay dormant in women?

Does chlamydia lay dormant in women?

It may be 'silent': But that doesn't mean it isn't doing tremendous damage to your body. ...Read more

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How long can gonorrhea lay dormant in women?

How long can gonorrhea lay dormant in women?

Gonorrhea: If treated it should not lay dormant. Once you treated correctly, it is gone unless you are again exposed. ...Read more

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How can the herpes simplex virus develop when neither partner has the virus?

How can the herpes simplex virus develop when neither partner has the virus?

Kissing: One of the ways the herpes simplex virus can develop outside of a sexual relationship is through kissing and passage of oral herpes (hsv-1). Many families, friends and cultures still greet each other with a kiss! ...Read more

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Can genital warts keep returning or does it lay dormant after treatment?

Can genital warts keep returning or does it lay dormant after treatment?

Can return: It may return once or twice after treatment, but then usually goes dormant because the population of virus has been reduced and your own immune system suppresses it, but in immunocompromised patients it may keep recurring. ...Read more

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What happens if you contract the HPV virus, does it lay dormant forever?

What happens if you contract the HPV virus, does it lay dormant forever?

Possible ...: Contacting HPV may not necessarily contract it. Contracting it does mean you will have clinical appearance of wart lesion, but may become its carrier. This situation reflects the balance of the infectivity of the HPV subtype you contracted and host (you) immune defense ability. While disliking to hear such uncertainty, this is the life reality yet we have to face and deal with. More? Ask Doc .... ...Read more

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How long can trichomonas lie dormant in a male?

How long can trichomonas lie dormant in a male?

A long time: Trichomonas is a real pesky organism. In some cases it can be present undetected for years. In most cases this is not the case but it is possible. ...Read more

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Can men die of HPV if it lies dormant?

Can men die of HPV if it lies dormant?

HPV can cause cancer: Hpv infections an cause genital warts or even cancer, although this isn't likely. Any persistent sores should prompt a visit to a dr. The hpv vaccine can help lower the risks of warts, female cancers (vaginal, vulvar, cervical), male cancers (penis, anus) and oral cancers. ...Read more

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