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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

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How effective are condoms in preventing the spread of genital herpes?

How effective are condoms in preventing the spread of genital herpes?

About 70%: Most sexually transmitted diseases are transmitted by body fluids. On the other hand herpes is located on the skin of penis and also scrotum, groin, etc. So the condoms will prevent about 70-80% of the cases. ...Read more

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Genital herpes how can it spread?

Genital herpes how can it spread?

Herpes : Herpes is transmitted skin to skin from the site on your skin where you are infected. ...Read more

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How is genital herpes typically spread?

How is genital herpes typically spread?

Sexual contact: Sexual contact with a person with active herpes can spread the infection to a partner, either genitally or orally. Some people have an active lesion and don't know it. If you don't know your partner, use a condom! ...Read more

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How many times can genital herpes be spread?

How many times can genital herpes be spread?

Often: Every time a person with active herpetic genital lesions has sex with someone who has not previously encountered this organism it can be spread. There is also evidence that persons without active lesions who shed the virus in the vaginal secretions can also spread the virus. The virus, once you get it, is with you for life and can be spread every time you have sex with a new partner. ...Read more

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Don?T understand how can you spread genital herpes?

Don?T understand how can you spread genital herpes?

Contact: Herpes is a virus and is spread by contact, either with fingers or other body parts. Kissing, oral sex, vaginal sex, anal sex, touching, etc. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many ways can genital herpes be spread?

2: Genital to genital contact and oral- genital contact are the 2 main ways that people acquire genital herpes simplex virus infection. ...Read more

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Does genital herpes spread through eating or drinking after someone?

Herpes: Genital herpes is a chronic sexually transmitted infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv). Historically, hsv-2 accounted for a majority of genital infections; however, hsv-1, which usually infects the orolabial area, now accounts for up to 50% of first-episode cases.Primary infection may result in systemic as well as local manifestations. Incubation period is 3-7 d. ...Read more

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Is it true that you can spread genital herpes even when you're not having an outbreak?

YES!: Genital herpes can be spread at anytime, since not all individuals know when an outbreak will happen. Antiviral therapy and barrier contraceptive methods may help decrease the spread of the herpes virus. ...Read more

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How to handle the burns, distress, even spread of genital herpes?

How to handle the burns, distress, even spread of genital herpes?

Here are some ...: Provide symptomatic care to ease discomfort, upkeep low-risk healthy lifestyle without overindulgence, early start anti-herpes drug to shorten the duration of outbreak at its prodrome, and avoid sex contacts at outbreaks as well as maintain monogamy. ...Read more

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Can you spread genital herpes using a razor but no sexual contact?

Razor and herpes: You could theoretically pass herpes through the use of a razor since the herpes virus lives in the nerve endings in the skin and a razor might open wounds in the skin to allow infection. Probably unwise to share a blade no matter the case regardless of shaving of the face or genitals. ...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