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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 u get HSV from toilet?

Can u get HSV from toilet?

No: Hsv transmission requires direct contact of mucus membrane to mucus membrane, either oral or genital. ...Read more

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Can u get herpes in u mouth and throat from performing oral sex, or does it have to b cold sores on the outside?

Can u get herpes in u mouth and throat from performing oral sex, or does it have to b cold sores on the outside?

Yes: Any time there is oral sex being performed and there are legions (virus and or cold sores) on your female or male genitalia this can be transferred to your mouth and get on the inside. ...Read more

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Can one get ocular herpes from touching a coldsore?

Can one get ocular herpes from touching a coldsore?

Yes.: If you touch a fresh cold sore and then rub your eye with the same finger, it is certainly possible to transmit the virus to your eye. So whenever you have a cold sore, don't touch it! if you get them often, ask your doctor or a dermatologist for an antiviral medication (valtrex, famvir, (famciclovir) etc.) to heal them more quickly and prevent future attacks. ...Read more

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How long after getting in contact with the HIV virus can u find out u are infected?

How long after getting in contact with the HIV virus can u find out u are infected?

It depends: Let's say someone has unprotected sex and the condom breaks, so they come to urgent care for evaluation. They may be offered HIV medicines to decrease the risk of infection. They also receive an HIV antibody test then, and at 6 wks, 3 months, and 6 months. If they develop symptoms that could be acute hiv, then they have a viral load checked since it can be detected wks to months before antibodies. ...Read more

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Can u get herpes from kissing somebody on the cheek?

Can u get herpes from kissing somebody on the cheek?

Yes: If the person you are kissing has active lesions on the cheek you are kissing, you may catch it from him. ...Read more

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How often on average can you get herpes from kissing?

How often on average can you get herpes from kissing?

? often can you kiss: Every incicent is an open invitation if the environment is right. Stay unfriendly a while. ...Read more

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Can u get hep c from someone hugging you or kissing you on the cheek,just found out from of family has it n worried bad ?

Can u get hep c from someone hugging you or kissing you on the cheek,just found out from of family has it n worried bad ?

No risk, no worries: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is only transmitted by blood contact. Without blood exposure, household members of persons with HCV are not at risk. Even sex, although often said to be risky, almost never transmits the virus except with traumatic anal sex. Kissing, hugging, and sharing bathrooms, kitchens, or eating utensils are entirely free of risk. So no worries! Good luck. ...Read more

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Can u get herpes from someone with a bad bladder infection?

Can u get herpes from someone with a bad bladder infection?

Not because of UTI: Uti is short for urinary tract infection. That includes bladder infections as well as kidney infections. They are usually caused by bacteria which will not cause herpes, an infection caused by the herpesvirus. However, someone with a UTI can also have herpes which is not always visible as sores. The virus can then be transmitted to others through skin or mucous. ...Read more

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If u didn't know someone had chlamydia or gonorrhea infection in their throat and u kissed them, can u pass it that way or only passed thru oral sex?

If u didn't know someone had chlamydia or gonorrhea infection in their throat and u kissed them, can u pass it that way or only passed thru oral sex?

Yes: Chlamydia does not cause a throat infection but gonorrhea can and can be transmitted, though rarely, from person to person through just oral contact (kissing). ...Read more

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Isit possible to get HIV from head lice? (If they had infected blood in them).

Isit possible to get HIV from head lice? (If they had infected blood in them).

Never documented: While we often like to say in medicine, never say never, parasitic transfer of HIV, has not been documented. I believe it is the minuscule amount of blood that can be transmitted through a parasite like lice, that would make transfer of virus to a normal host unlikely. Get rid of the lice by the way and feel better! ...Read more

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Can u spread herpes to ur partner if u don't get any kind of symptoms or outbreaks?

Can u spread herpes to ur partner if u don't get any kind of symptoms or outbreaks?

Yes: Please be careful. Many people infected with HSV-2 sexually transmitted herpes display no physical symptoms. Barrier protection, such as a condom, can reduce the risk of herpes transmission. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from inanimate objects that people with cold sores have touched and then touching yourself after?

Can you get herpes from inanimate objects that people with cold sores have touched and then touching yourself after?

Asked and answered : No. You have already been taught this. Also herpes is never transmitted from skin not infected. Herpes viral shedding has ZERO correlation to when one has a sore. If you don't want the experts answer perhaps you should find another forum. ...Read more