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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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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)?

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

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Can I give oral sex if I am having herpes type 2?

Can I give oral sex if I am having herpes type 2?

Not if oral carrier: If you have oral herpes or are carrying the virus there, you can spread it by oral sex. ...Read more

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How does oral sex work if the girl has herpes. Will she pass it on?

How does oral sex work if the girl has herpes. Will she pass it on?

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

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Is it possible to contract herpes if someone with cold sores gives you oral sex?

Is it possible to contract herpes if someone with cold sores gives you oral sex?

Yes.: Type one or two, depending on the herpes sores of the person who performed oral sex! ...Read more

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Is it possible to get oral herpes form giving oral sex? It's been 3 months and no signs or symptoms.

Is it possible to get oral herpes form giving oral sex? It's been 3 months and no signs or symptoms.

Possible, not common: Performing oral sex on a partner with genital herpes could risk oral infection. However, it is quite uncommon. If you didn't develop symptoms (oral sores, sore throat, etc) within a few days, then probably you weren't infected. It's time to stop worrying about it! ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Can I get herpes for oral sex?

Can I get herpes for oral sex?

Yes: Herpes (hsv) is transmitted via skin to skin contact and may be transmitted even in the absence of any visible sore or abnormality. ...Read more

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Can herpes be passed through oral sex?

Can herpes be passed through oral sex?

Very easily!: Which is by the term genital herpes can apply to type 1 or 2! it is another reason for chronic supressive therapy for both oral and known genital herpes, since virus can be shed without known active sores! ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are my chances of getting herpes from my gf from oral sex as she has herpes?

Could you tell me what are my chances of getting herpes from my gf from oral sex as she has herpes?

Good!: Type one and two herpes can infect the mouth. If she has genital herpes and having sex with you, she should be on daily medication for herpes. Even if active lesions are not noticed, she is shedding live virus 30% of the time! ...Read more

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If I had oral sex, can I get herpes aoutbreak a year later?

If I had oral sex, can I get herpes aoutbreak a year later?

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

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Can type 1 herpes be spread sexually, other than through oral sex?

Can type 1 herpes be spread sexually, other than through oral sex?

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

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Is there any way to contract herpes from oral sex without a breakout?

Is there any way to contract herpes from oral sex without a breakout?

Herpes: Yes, it is possible. It is called "asymptomatic viral shedding" and it means you can still be infectious even without sores. Oral herpes medications may reduce the chance of this happening. ...Read more

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Both females. I am wondering, if she gives me oral sex (eat me out) could I contract herpes?

Both females. I am wondering, if she gives me oral sex (eat me out) could I contract herpes?

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

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My wife and I both have herpes 1 will sex or oral sex make it worse or cause more frequent breakouts?

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

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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.

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

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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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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

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Can oral herpes be transmitted by oral sex if no symptoms?

Can oral herpes be transmitted by oral sex if no symptoms?

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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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more