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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 get genital herpes from drinking out of someone's glass?

Can you get genital herpes from drinking out of someone's glass?

No: Unless there are more interesting convolutions to the story, no. ...Read more

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Can you get HSV 1 genital herpes from sharing underwear?

Herpes simplex: Very unlikely and for all intensive purposes it would be close to a first. ...Read more

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Cab you get oral herpes from drinking after someone who has genital herpes?

Contagious: Genital herpes is usually transmitted by contact with the genital area. If a person with eruptions touches your glass it's possible for the virus to be transmitted to you that way. Genital herpes virus can also cause herpes infection in the oral area. ...Read more

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Can you catch genital herpes from sharing a cup?

Can you catch genital herpes from sharing a cup?

Probably not.: I am assuming you are referring to an athletic cup used for protection during contact sports. However, if an infected person with an active herpetic ulcer uses the cup, and another person then uses the cup without cleaning it first, it is theoretically possible. Bottom line, I would avoid sharing athletic equipment and undergarments in general. ...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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Can you drink alcohol while taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) for genital herpes?

Can you drink alcohol while taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) for genital herpes?

Not wise,,,: Although there's no noted contraindication to doing this, it's generally not a good idea to drink alcohol with any drug, especially large amounts of alcohol that can affect the metabolism and concentration of that drug, and increase side effects. Having said that, it's unlikely that a glass of wine or small amount of alcohol would be significant, unless it is a major contraindication for the drug ...Read more

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Can genital herpes or any STD be spread through sharing soap or a bottle of body wash? What about towels?

Can genital herpes or any STD be spread through sharing soap or a bottle of body wash? What about towels?

Unlikely method: Hpv virus need body to body contact, unlikely to survive on soap, and body wash bottle, using wet towel immediately may be. ...Read more

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Can you get genital herpes if you're a virgin?

Can you get genital herpes if you're a virgin?

It depends: This depends in part on what you mean by "virgin". Oral sex can transmit herpes (due to herpes simplex virus type 1, i.e. HSV1). If you consider yourself a virgin after having only oral sex, but no penile penetration into the vagina, you can get herpes as a virgin. ...Read more

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Can you get genital herpes by kissing someone who is having an outbreak on their genitals?

Possibke: You are likely to contract herpes only by having intimate contact with the site that is shedding virus. If kissing means oral sex, then yes you are at risk - if you mean only kissing in the traditional sense, with no genital contact, then you should not be at risk. If your partner has oral herpes, then again you would be at risk with traditional kissing. ...Read more

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Can you get genital herpes from wearing pants that an infected person wore right before you?

Not likely, but: There might be a very minimal (almost nil) chance if the sore is shedding massively and the switch was so immediate that the underpants (not outer clothes) were still warm. Generally it must be skin to skin to transmit. Tiny risk. Don't worry. But don't share unwashed intimate apparel either. Best! ...Read more

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Can you get genital herpes from wearing leggings without underwear and sitting on a sofa? Sorry

No Risk: No. I am sorry but many physicians are not able to be firm when discussing science. There is always that one case one in ten million. So, the other doctors who answered this question are also right. But, in reality and not theoretically there is no risk of herpes in this scenario. ...Read more

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How do you get genital herpes?

How do you get genital herpes?

...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not need to be an open sore to get the virus. This is known as “asymptomatic shedding.” there is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk of getting herpes. ...Read more

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Can you get genital herpes from wearing pants after an infected person wore them?

Genital herpes: No. This does not happen. One could theorize that if the pants were saturated with body fluids containing the virus and put on immediately while still wet and this came in contact with genital mucosa that this could happen, but it would probably be a first. ...Read more

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Can you get genital herpes from wearing pants that an infected person wore before you?

Genital herpes: The only way this is likely to happen is if you have sex with that person while wearing their clothes. ...Read more

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Can you get genital herpes from having anal sex when neither partner has it?

Can you get genital herpes from having anal sex when neither partner has it?

Herpes is a: Viral infection, so if you are absolutely sure that neither partner has it, no. But you need to have blood tests to make sure that you or your partner never had infection, even if there are no open lesions now. ...Read more

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How else could you get genital herpes other than having sex with a partner who has it?

How else could you get genital herpes other than having sex with a partner who has it?

No other way: Your are always at risk of sheeding even if not having outbreak. Incubation period could be 2-12 days, in some cases up to 26 days.
The only way to avoid std is by abstinence.
Latex codom is just a barrier to prevent std, patient can still get or transmit std when wearing a condom. ...Read more

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Can you get genital herpes from touching handles and other things in public places/public restrooms and then touching genitals?

No risk, no worries: The herpes virus is harder to transmit than this. Infection requires exposure to fairly large amounts of virus that usually have to be massaged into the exposed area. That's why new genital herpes almost always shows up at sites of maximum friction duribg sex. There is no risk at all of catching herpes from a contaminated environment, either public toilet or anywhere esle. ...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