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How can you get herpes?

How can you get herpes?

From herpes viruses: A person can get herpes from another person's fresh herpes sores. The other person may have sores on his or her genitals, lips, fingers, etc..., and transmit viruses by touching the uninfected person. Sometimes, infected persons can transmit herpes even when they don't have visible fresh herpes sores, so prevention is not always possible. Most adults have had oral herpes, as it is so common. ...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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How can you tell you have herpes simplex?

How can you tell you have herpes simplex?

Painful sore: Usually a blister, starting with a feverish feeling going to a sore usually a whitish center with red perimeter usually painful and will last 10-14 day. ...Read more

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Can you get hiv from herpes? 

Can you get hiv from herpes? 

No: However, someone who has one may have the other as well. Always love safely, and when it comes time for unprotected love in a monogamous relationship, get checked beforehand. ...Read more

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How can you get gonorrhea?

How can you get gonorrhea?

Really??: No mystery and hard to believe you don't already know: Don't have unprotected sex outside a mutually monogamous, committed relationship. Duh. ...Read more

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Can you get tonsillitis from herpes?

Can you get tonsillitis from herpes?

Herpes: Herpes virus can attack tonsil area as a cluster of small blisters but not common. Tonsillitis is usually due to other viruses or bacteria. ...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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How can you get chlamydia?

Unprotected sex : Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection passed by transmitting body fluids from one person to another. Chlamydia can be acquired through vaginal, anal and oral sex. You can not catch chlamydia through casual contact. Avoiding intercourse is the only 100% way to protect yourself. Condoms are very effective in decreasing the risk. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from masturbating?

Can you get herpes from masturbating?

Nope: Infectious diseases don't materialize out of nothing; you have to catch the germ. You can't catch herpes or any STD except by sex with an infected person. I wonder if you have emotional issues about masturbation, even though it is an entirely normal practice enjoyed by almost everyone. Maybe you would benefit from professional counseling. I suggest it from compassion, not criticism. Good luck. ...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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If you already have hsv1 and get cold sores, can you get it genitally? Or are you immuned to it?

If you already have hsv1 and get cold sores, can you get it genitally? Or are you immuned to it?

It can be tranmitted: Oral cold sores due to the herpes virus don't confer protection against contracting the virus in the genital region. Use caution. ...Read more

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How can you get a std?

How can you get a std?

Through sex: Direct contact with an infected lesion or infected fluid of a person who has a sexually transmitted disease like gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis.. This is achieved usually by close contact during sexual activity. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes in throat?

Can you get herpes in throat?

Herpes simplex: This would be rather unusual. Coxsackie virus will produce a condition known as herpangina which involves the fauces and pharynx and looks very much like the blisters of herpes simplex. Imagine also that you could get herpetic lesions if you performed deep oral penetration of the penis of a man infected with this virus, but not very common. ...Read more

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How can you get impetigo?

How can you get impetigo?

Bacteria: This is caused bya bacterial infection caused by staph or strep. You can get itfrom someone else of you have a cut in your skin. ...Read more

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If you get cold sores, should you tell partners that you could give then genital herpes if you give them oral sex?

If you get cold sores, should you tell partners that you could give then genital herpes if you give them oral sex?

HV 1 or 2 ?: Oral herpes is a common infection of the mouth area. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1). There are two types of hsv, termed hsv-1 and hsv-2. See links for more information: 1) http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/oral_herpes/article_em.Htm 2) http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000606.Htm. ...Read more

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How can you get papiloma virus?

How can you get papiloma virus?

Intimate contact: The human papilloma virus is a sexually transmitted disease. Intimate sexual contact is the mode of transmission. Unfortuanately condoms are not 100% effective at preventing transmission. ...Read more

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If you already get cold sores, can you get infected by hsv1 again orally?

HSV1: Cold sores are hsv1 and they virus stays with us so the reappearance of cold sores is not a new infection . It is a restimulation of the virus already present. So no you cannot get reinfected. ...Read more

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