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Can Oral Sex Cauuse Herpes With Shingles
I gave oral sex to this guy about a month ago. I did not swallow nor had sores in my mouth. I have shingles now, does it mean I'm HIV positive?
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
I have shingles and kissed my gf and she gave me oral sex. She hasn't had chickenpox yet So can I infect her with the virus (blisters on lowerback/abs)?
Possibly: The debris from the shingles sores can give chickenpox to a susceptible person. The shingles patient is not secreting the germ in their saliva, as they would during chickenpox. So if the sores are covered or the material is kept away from susceptible people, transfer will not occur. This is quite different from chickenpox, where airborne droplets easily spread the disease before the kid breaks out. ...Read more
Herpes simplex: Fairly safe, but not foolproof.Get a more detailed answer ›
Likely: Genital herpes can and often does infect the oral region in the form of classic cold sores. If you want to decrease chances of transmission, do not give cunnilingus when there are visible lesions, and/or engage in oral sex while taking the antiviral valtrex (valacyclovir). There is no sure way to avoid transmission except for total abstinence. ...Read more
Is it possible to get oral herpes form giving oral sex? It's been 3 months and no signs or symptoms.
My partner has herpes but says he has never has any symptoms. Is it safe for me to receive unprotected oral sex?
How strong are herpes symptoms leading up the first outbreak and can you get herpes on the Anus if you got oral sex only??
Have my first oral herpes out break. Didn't know I had it. Preformed oral sex on my boyfriend. What are the chances I spread it?
It is contagious,: Even when there are no visible lesions. ...Read more
I am 100% sure she is a virgin so it cannot be from oral sex. Does this mean that she has herpes of either HSV that I might catch it?
Sex not required: Anyone can catch herpes without having sex. The hsv type 1 or oral herpes and the hsv type 2 or genital herpes are practically identical in their clinical manifestations. If someone caught hsv 2 from oral sex and then kissed a relative when contagious then that person can catch hsv 2 without having any sex. Many people are carriers of these viruses and don't even know it. ...Read more
Had oral sex with bf (Only partner EVER). He had sex with ONE other female b4 me but she is negative for herpes. Could he have given me herpes?
Possibly.: Does your boyfriend have herpes? Do you have herpes? If you do, then a way to know whether you got it (or any STD) from him is for both of you to get tested for it as well as other STDs. STDs can be passed to you by your sexual partner and any sexual partners, male or female, that he has had, whether they are remembered and acknowledged, or not. If he has oral herpes, that could have been passed. ...Read more
Recieved oral sex. Tested for syph, Gonn, and Chla. All neg. Dr. said HIV is not a risk, and no testing for herpes without symptoms. Should I worry or no?
Receptive Oral: Your doctor is absolutely correct. There is no HIV risk. ZERO. Herpes is tested by blood. So, that one part of the story does not make much sense. But, 75% of Americans have oral herpes already and cannot get it again. So, receptive oral sex is often very unlikely to be a risk for herpes simplex. ...Read more
Could you tell me what are my chances of getting herpes from my gf from oral sex as she has herpes?
Yes!: The "outbreak" is one you are aware of. You may have had minor subclinical outbreaks earlier. Another possibility is that there is no link! ...Read more
Herpes: Yes. Herpes virus is contagious virus can be shed without any evident active lesions. In particular if vesicles are present the virus is highly contagious. The chances would be decreased if he is on suppressive therapy with an anti herpes virus medication such as valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more
Yes: If she has a history of cold sores at any time in the past she could spread her oral herpes to your genital area even without having any visible lesions on her lips. ...Read more
My wife and I both have herpes 1 will sex or oral sex make it worse or cause more frequent breakouts?
Asymptomatic Sheddin: Asymptomatic shedding is very real and one of the biggest reasons why it's possible for people with herpes to pass herpes virus on to a sexual partner without having any signs or symptoms. That's pretty much what asymptomatic means: you can't see or feel that the virus is present and active on the surface of the skin. ...Read more
I have just revently found out I have herpes 1, I have never had any outbreak, can I still give oral sex to my partner?
I tasted a drink but with a different straw 2 months ago from someone that got herpes from oral sex. How likely is it that I have herpes also?
What is the risk of herpes for a male receiving oral sex from a female prostitute? The oral sex lasted 5 seconds. Please give this in percentages.
Herpes: There is no science to give you thus answer. You should have the herpes blood test. Oral herpes is ground in most humans. Thus usually comes from family members. ...Read more
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
My boyfriends has herpes, what worries me is that he wants to have oral sex with me and I'm worried that he;ll infect this area too. Is that possible?
Herpes: The overwhelming probability is that you are already infected with this virus and therefore it is unlikely that his going down on you is going to cause further problems. But if you want to be absolutely certain and you do not yet have the virus then don't let him give you oral sex. Enjoy. ...Read more
Possibly: Without active lesions it would be very rare to transmit this infection to the genitals. It is possible to have a small lesion and not be aware of it and thus transmit it. The two types are so very similar that oral herpes can cause genital herpes. If you have herpes in your vagina you may not be aware but you are almost certain to see a herpes lesion on the penis. Genital herpes can infect mouth. ...Read more
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)
A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more
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