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Can You Get Genital Herpes Kissing
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
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
I have oral herpes. If I kiss a guy and we get kinky then he starts eating/licking me out, what are the chances that I can get genital herpes?
Can a virgin get genital herpes? I have a bump down there, but I've never engaged in any type of sexual activity. I've never even been kissed!
Is it possible to get genital herpes if I have a cold sore, kiss my partner, and then let my partner go down on me?
Herpes transmission: Two types of herpes are recognized, one mainly on the face, eyes, and oral cavity, the second in the genital areas. But, there are exceptions and one type may affect the other area. So while unlikely, the answer is still yes. Oral fluids contain virus, which may be ping-ponged from you to partner, and back. And once established in a tissue, herpes is there permanently. Don't take chances. ...Read more
Possibly have a cold sore, kissed girlfriend who doesn't have one and then she gave oral sex. I'm very worried. What is the odds I get genital herpes?
Viral exposure: The oral herpes virus is very common and can unfortunately manifest as lesions on post the lips and the genitals. If either of you has the virus and have engaged in oral sex, then transmission is possible. Nevertheless if you maintain good health and community than the likelihood of recurrence and symptoms will be low. Fortunately herpes is treatable, but you guys should talk about it together. ...Read more
My Mom has Genital herpes can I hug her, kiss her, touch her and wash my clothes with her without catching the virus? If she coughed in my face will get?
Woman has genital herpes just above vagina. No outbreak when I saw her. On meds for 4 years and no outbreaks for 2. Can I get genital herpes by kissing her on lips or by sucking in her breasts?
Yes: Yes you can because she may have on lips also. Type 1 HSV most common genital herpes cause in USA women nowadays studies show. Valacyclovir decreases transmission 50 percent and risk of catching for partner goes up 10 percent each year sexually active. No sex if symptoms present or prodrome. Otherwise risk/reward praise her for her honesty and decide. ...Read more
Yes, but Beware!: Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (std) caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv). Hsv-type 1 commonly causes fever blisters on the mouth or face (oral herpes), while hsv-type 2 typically affects the genital area (genital herpes). However, both viral types can cause either genital or oral infections. Hsv-1 and hsv-2 are transmitted through direct contact, including kissing, sexual contact (v. ...Read more
Only if also oral: The herpes virus doesn't travel through the body. Some people with genital herpes also catch it in the mouth. Those persons sometimes can transmit it by kissing or oral sex. But if your herpes is only genital, you can only transmit it by genital contact with another person. ...Read more
None: No chance of getting genital herpes from kissing someone on the mouth. However if one engages in oral sex then the herpes virus can be transmitted from the mouth to the genitals or vice versa. Genital herpes is usually herpes simplex type 2, but can also be type 1. Mouth/lip cold sores are usually herpes simplex type 1. ...Read more
If I have oral herpes (hsv-1) and I received oral sex from my partner who kissed me, do I have genital herpes?
No: Hsv-1 is oral herpes and hsv-2 is genital herpes. It is possible to have hsv-1 in the genital area and vice versa. Hsv1 infections in the genital area are usually milder than hsv2 infections. Without viral culture, HSV 1 cannot be differentiated from HSV 2 based on exam alone. Therefore, if you are concerned about an outbreak, see your doctor for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Can genital herpes be transmitted by kissing on the mouth from woman to man during non-outbreak periods?
Yes. Absolutely. It is now known that 90% of people with herpes do not get outbreaks. It is also now known that one can shed the virus and be contagious without outbreaks.
Both of you need the blood tests to confirm your herpes status. 74% of americans have type one and 26% of american have type two. ...Read more
Can I babysit my sister's newborn if I have genital herpes and adhere to strict hand hygiene and not kiss the baby?
Yes: This is a sexually transmitted disease and you are unlikely to share it by other routes. Careful hand washing may help and not kissing is a smart plan. All the best. ...Read more
I have genital herpes and so does my husband. He put his finger up inside me and put his finger in his mouth then kissed me my tongue tip inflamed?
My girfriend thinks she has caught genital herpes from her last boyfriend. Can I catch it from kissing her on the mouth or masturbating her with my fingers?
...: 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
Unlikely: Well theoretically possible, it is exceedingly unlikely ...Read more
Yes: Chances are high to be infectedGet a more detailed answer ›
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
No: Unless there are more interesting convolutions to the story, no. ...Read more
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
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
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
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