Top
30
Doctor insights on: Can Unclean Massage Parlors Spread Genital Herpes

Share

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


2

2
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

4

4
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

6

6
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

7

7
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

8

8
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 common — unlikely on chest. ...Read more

11

11
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

12

12
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

13

13
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

14

14
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

15

15
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

16

16
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

17

17
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

18

18
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

19

19
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

20

20
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

21

21
Can you spread genital herpes through menstrual blood and used tampons or used pads?

Can you spread genital herpes through menstrual blood and used tampons or used pads?

Can spread w. sex: Herpes can be spread if you have sex during menstruation as it can at any time having unprotected sex with a partner who has genital herpes. Not sure what you maen by spread from tampons or used pads. Hopefully this are disposed of in a hygienic wayand not reused by someone else. ...Read more

22

22
What is type one genital herpes on your private part and how easily can ot be spread?

What is type one genital herpes on your private part and how easily can ot be spread?

Type 2: It can be spread to your partner when active and can be spread during asymptomatic shedding phase even if you do not see anything. Oral antivirals can treat the episode and prevent attacks if taken long term. I recommend the use of a latex condom along with medicine to decrease the incidence of spreading herpes to your partner. ...Read more

23

23
Can cold sores be spread to the genital area? Is it possible for someone with cold sores to cause genital herpes in another person?

Can cold sores be spread to the genital area? Is it possible for someone with cold sores to cause genital herpes in another person?

Yes, : Yes, it is possible.

Cold sores or fever blisters are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1) and are extremely common. Most people become infected as an infant or small child when kissed or by sharing eating utensils with an adult who has the virus. 20% of the cases of genital herpes are also caused by hsv-1 thought to be infections from oral-genital contact. The virus is most contagious when someone has a cold sore, but can still be passed along by someone who does not. Many people do not even know that they are infected because the virus can "hide out" in the nerve cells for very long periods of time — for some people it hides out forever and they never get a cold sore. For others, the virus can "wake up" at any time and that's when a cold sore happens. No one knows exactly what causes a cold sore to appear — sometimes stress, illness, fevers, colds, sunlight, cold weather, menstruation, certain foods, allergies, you name it! They usually last 7-10 days and are more of an annoyance than a danger unless you have a weakened immune system or contract a bacterial infection on top of the cold sore.


Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more

24

24
How is genital herpes generally spread?

Direct Contact: Genital herpes is essentially spread by direct contact with an infectious area. It is so common primarily due to its ability to infect another even in the absence of any sores. So, that means that genital herpes can be spread even if you or your partner don't see any sores — orally or genitally. Valtrex (valacyclovir) has been shown to reduce, not eliminate the risk for asymptomatic transmission. ...Read more

25

25
Is it likely genital herpes can be spread when there are no sores?

Possible.: Depends on how active the virus is. You may not see or feel certain signs or symptoms. Protection and or prophylactic should be used in addition to antiviral medications. ...Read more

26

26
How long after getting genital herpes is it still possible to spread it to other parts of your body?

Herpes: This does not usually happen, although it is conceivable if you become immune suppressed. ...Read more

27

27
Is it possible to accidentally spread my genital herpes to my mouth or any other part of my body?

Very unlikely, ...: The odd of auto-inoculation of herpes is almost impossible unless there is a local breakdown of natural barriers like skin or mucosa by scratch & abrasion induced by whatever the act may be. Keeping this in mind will minimize such undesirable extremely rare occurrence. Of course, if any doubt, seek timely attention and counseling for better living down the road. ...Read more

28

28
Genital herpes for 6 years. Is it possible to accidentally spread genital herpes to mouth after that long?

Genital herpes for 6 years. Is it possible to accidentally spread genital herpes to mouth after that long?

If virus present : Herpes can be spread through genital to mouth contact if the virus is currently shedding regardless of how long the infection has been present in your body. One should avoid contact during an outbreak or when symptoms are present. ...Read more

29

29
If I was diagnosed with herpes on my forehead only. And it has not spread anywhere else can I get genital herpes?

Two types of herpes: HSV-1 is the type that usually occurs on the mouth or lips -perhaps you were kissed on your head? which would explain the somewhat unusual presentation of the infection. Genital herpes is HSV-2, a different virus, and is acquired sexually. Although there is some (minimal) cross-protection, the best thing to do is practice safe sex. That's barrier protection in this case! Herpes spreads by contact. ...Read more

30

30
I have genital herpes. Are sex and oral sex the only ways I can spread the virus to my husband? Or are there other precautions we should take?

I have genital herpes. Are sex and oral sex the only ways I can spread the virus to my husband? Or are there other precautions we should take?

Precautions? Yes...: You can spread the virus by any oral/genital contact. This is possible even when lesions are not present. Besides using condoms, you can help reduce the risk of transmission by taking an antiviral medication such as Valtrex (valacyclovir) every day. ...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


Dr. David Kurss
323 doctors shared insights

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