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Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Can you get herpes anywhere on your body?

Dr. M. Christine Lee
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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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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
47 years in practice
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Can you get herpes in different areas of your body?

Dr. Gerald Mandell
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Could my body kill herpes and get rid of it?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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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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Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
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Indication are that it reduces the risk of getting HIV. What happens if you do get exposed? Does the virus still stay inside the body like herpes?

Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
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Indication are that it reduces the risk of getting HIV. What happens if you do get exposed? Does the virus still stay inside the body like herpes?

Exposure/infection: Blood testing will determine wheter or not you have a sim[le exposure or an actual HIV infection- consukt your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Board Certified, Urology
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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?

Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Board Certified, Urology
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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?

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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Dr. Al Hegab
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
35 years in practice
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How is it that immune system can get rid of HPV in body and can't for Herpes? Isn't HPV more harmful and complex than Herpes? What's the difference?

Dr. Al Hegab
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
35 years in practice
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How is it that immune system can get rid of HPV in body and can't for Herpes? Isn't HPV more harmful and complex than Herpes? What's the difference?

Good question: The body's defense systems combats infection to eradicate from the human body, a complex interaction between the host (the body) and the invading orgsnism usually is the case, in case of Herpes, the virus remains dormant, undetected by the immne system radar in some cells and some nerve roots, once body resistance wanes for a reason or another it flares up until the body fights it back ...Read more

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Dr. George Valdez
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Is it easy to get herpes on the fingers masterbating someone's penis if they have a herpes bump. I didn't touch anything else on my body?

Dr. George Valdez
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Is it easy to get herpes on the fingers masterbating someone's penis if they have a herpes bump.  I didn't touch anything else on my body?

It's possible: It's called herpetic whitlow. Dont touch if you see sores, and always use condoms for intercourse. ...Read more

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Had my first oral herpes 1 breakout more than a week ago. Am I immune to get it genitally or my body hasn't had the time to produce enough antibodies?

Dr. Wayne Ingram
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Had my first oral herpes 1 breakout more than a week ago. Am I immune to get it genitally or my body hasn't had the time to produce enough antibodies?

Herpes Types I & II: Herpes is a virus that we used to classify as Type I(oral) and Type II (genital). However with sexual practices, Type I can end up in a Type II location on contact and vice versa. This includes yourself as well as sexual contact with others when the lesions are present. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Zozulin
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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.

Dr. Mary Zozulin
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
29 years in practice
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Can herpes be anywhere on the body?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Can herpes be anywhere on the body?

Potentially: it could be.

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