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Can you get herpes anywhere on your body?

Can you get herpes anywhere on your body?

Yes: Herpes virus can infect any part of the body. It is transmitted by touch or contact. ...Read more

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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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Can you get herpes in different areas of your body?

Can you get herpes in different areas of your body?

Herpes simplex: Herpes simplex virus (hsv) can cause infections that affect the mouth, the face, the genitals, the skin, the buttocks, and the anal area. In general, type i, also known as herpes labialis, causes infections above the waist, most commonly as oral cold sores.Type ii infections occur mainly below the waist, leading to genital herpes. ...Read more

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Could my body kill herpes and get rid of it?

Could my body kill herpes and get rid of it?

If you have : Recurrent herpetic lesions- it will not be "killed". However there are methods to help control the infection. ...Read more

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I had sex with a girl and the only part of my body that came in contact with her was my penis, could i get herpes outbreaks on my face?

I had sex with a girl and the only part of my body that came in contact with her was my penis, could i get herpes outbreaks on my face?

Probably not but...: It's possible, you've just exposed your entire body to whatever she has and visa versa. There are things worse than herpes. That being said, usually the herpes lesions on the face is a different from the genitals. For more see www.Peedoc.Com or follow @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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Herpes started on penis 8 years ago i get 1 a month. Moved to anus 5 years ago. Now moved to below buttocks, and red streak in groin nodes. Why does it keep moving to different parts of body.

Virus spreads : Heroes or hsv comes in type 1 ; 2. Type 1 is less virulent less spread and typically a single reoccurring blister. Type 2 more likely spreads and has several blisters. To avoid either type from spreading or infecting partner should take antiviral (valtrex or acyclovir) if having blisters more than 3 times a year should stay on the meds daily for suppression a year or two so gets immunity. ...Read more

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If someone has genital herpes type2, does he have antibodies that protect him and prevent him from later getting type2 sores elsewhere on his body?

If someone has genital herpes type2, does he have antibodies that protect him and prevent him from later getting type2 sores elsewhere on his body?

No: Having a herpes infection in one part of your body does not prevent you from getting another herpes infection somewhere else. Herpes is a rather unique virus in that it "hides" in your nervous system and then "sneaks out" to cause sores on the surface. In so doing, it is fairly well protected from our immune system, which is why it can be difficult to treat. ...Read more

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