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Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


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Can you spread genital herpes if you don't have an outbreak?

GENITAL HERPES: Yes. You can spread genital herpes if you don't have an outbreak. The viruses can still be aroud even if you do not see them. ...Read more

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Will genital herpes be spread to somebody with cold sores?

Will genital herpes be spread to somebody with cold sores?

Herpes Transmission: Herpes simplex virus (hsv) has two types: type i generally infects the mouth and produces "fever blisters". Type ii more commonly is genital. However, performing or receiving oral sex with someone infected with hsv i or ii can result in infection. There are blood tests that can quickly determine if you've been infected with either strain. Antivirals help to reduce shedding and infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible to spread genital herpes even if your partner is wearing a condom?

Is it possible to spread genital herpes even if your partner is wearing a condom?

Herpes: It depends on who is infected and where. If the condom covers the infected skin on the male's penis then no. If the condom is not covering where he is infected then yes. If you have vaginal herpes then his condom would protect him. If your herpes is not in the vagina then a condom would not protect him. ...Read more

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Can you spread your own genital herpes by touching genitals with underwear on and then touching face?

Can you spread your own genital herpes by touching genitals with underwear on and then touching face?

Little or no risk: People with longstanding herpes are immune to new infections with the same virus type (HSV1 or HSV2). Therefore, auto-inoculation (self infection of a new body site) almost never happens. For the same reason, couples in which both have herpes do not "ping pong" the infection back and forth. So no worries; this won't happen. ...Read more

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I have little bumps on my chest, could these be herpes? I do have genital herpes could I have spread it to my chest?

I have little bumps on my chest, could these be herpes? I do have genital herpes could I have spread it to my chest?

Unlikely : Herpes generally attaches to moist areas like mouth, genitalia, eyes - although it is rarely seen on the finger and other areas. If there is a pattern of sores seen intermittently - in the same area- and you are concerned- your dr. Can do a culture of these areas with a swab. This test is accurate - assuming there is enough virus on the swab. Genital herpes is very very common - unlikely on chest. ...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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Genital Herpes (Definition)

A skin and mucous membrane infection of the soft tissues of the genitals, either male or female. It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex and transmitted person to person by direct contact. It produces small blister-like lesions which break down and form shallow ulcers which are ...Read more