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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 from coughing on someone?

Can you get herpes from coughing on someone?

Herpes simplex: It is conceivable that this virus could be transmitted in this fashion but it almost always requires some direct contact. If you are the person coughing, there is no way that you would get this. Read more

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Herpes on your butt can someone get it like that?

Herpes on your butt can someone get it like that?

Herpes: Herpes is usually transmitted skin to skin. If your exposure was on the skin of your buttocks then that is where you are infected. Herpes two is found usually in humans between the belly button and thigh in 90% of the cases. Read more

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Should someone get tested for herpes without ever having symptoms?

Should someone get tested for herpes without ever having symptoms?

Herpes testing: The tricky thing about herpes, is that many people don't know they have it. Thus, if starting in a new relationship where you might be having unprotected sex, then it's a good idea for both partners to get tested. I would add an HIV test to that too, since there's 50, 000 new cases of HIV in the US per year-and often spreads 'unknowingly'. Safe sex is recommended considering other STDs like warts. Read more

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If I messed around with someone who has herpes can I get it? And how can I tell if someone has herpes

If I messed around with someone who has herpes can I get it? And how can I tell if someone has herpes

Yes: Herpes is a sexually transmitted infection so yes it possible to catch it. There are two types of herpes. Type 1 is the cold/canker sore you see on the mouth. Type 2 is the genital type herpes. Apart from the vesicles that sprout up, there is no visual way to tell if someone has herpes. Remember that a flare up is not necessary for transmission. Use condoms to reduce risk. Read more

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Can you get herpes from touching a towel that someone that has herpes but no current lesion used to dry off with?

Can you get herpes from touching a towel that someone that has herpes but no current lesion used to dry off with?

Nope: Herpes is rarely if ever transmitted by indirect contact like this -- only by direct contact with an infected person's infected body part, like kissing and sexual contact. Read more

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Can you get herpes drinking after someone?

Can you get herpes drinking after someone?

Thanks for asking!: It is unlikely unless you have an open sore on your mouth and the transmission of blood of bodily fluids went right in. You should not drink after anyone anyway. Read more

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If you wore someone's clean underwear can you get herpes?

If you wore someone's clean underwear can you get herpes?

Herpes transmission: Requires contact with the lesions of an active outbreak. Contracting herpes in the scenario you suggest is highly unlikely. Hope this helps! Read more

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Can I get herpes if I drink from the cup of someone with it?

Can I get herpes if I drink from the cup of someone with it?

Not likely: Herpes, as most other viruses, does not survive very long on inanimate objects. Obviously if you are drinking from a vessel used by someone with active herpetic lesions immediately before you, it is conceivable that transmission might occur, but this would not be a common event. Read more

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Smoking with someone that has herpes 1 can I get herpes too?

Smoking with someone that has herpes 1 can I get herpes too?

Yes, you can: HSV-1 is far more common and can be spread by sharing a fork, lipstick, toothbrushes or cigarette. Read more

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Can I get herpes by someone handed me a cigerette if they have herpes?

Can I get herpes by someone handed me a cigerette if they have herpes?

Yes: If they have active lesions (cold sores), then yes, it is possible. It's transmitted from the fluid in those lesions. The fluid is filled with virus. Read more

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Is it possible to get herpes from someone that performed oral sex on you?

Is it possible to get herpes from someone that performed oral sex on you?

Yes.: The virus is easily transmitted from oral secretions to the mucous membrane surfaces of both men and women. Not an uncommon route of acquisition of infection. Read more

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Can u get type 2 herpes from having oral sex with someone who has type 1 herpes?

Can u get type 2 herpes from having oral sex with someone who has type 1 herpes?

If he also has Type2: One can only get type 2 herpes from another person with type 2 herpes. One cannot get type 2 from somebody who does not have type 2. So, the big question is, does he also have type 2? A visit to a primary care doctor can help figure that out, if worried. Read more

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Can you get herpes from someone if they have no outbreak and they are taking the medicine for it?

Can you get herpes from someone if they have no outbreak and they are taking the medicine for it?

Possible / unlikely: Herpes virus may be shed and transmitted in the absence of visible lesions. However the risk of shedding while taking antiviral medications appropriately is very low. Read more

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Someone who had gential herpes sat on a seat, can I get herpes from sitting on the same seat??????!?!?!?

Someone who had gential herpes sat on a seat, can I get herpes from sitting on the same seat??????!?!?!?

Unlikely: Generally, herpes is transmitted from one mucus membrane (mouth, genitals) to another. However, it can get through skin that has small tears in it. The virus dies quickly out of the body, so it is very unusually to set it from a toilet seat. Read more

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Can I get herpes if someone with a coldsore eats from his fork and then puts food in my plate with his fork?

Can I get herpes if someone with a coldsore eats from his fork and then puts food in my plate with his fork?

Doubt: It would pass with such limited exposure but still a chance. During outbreak would avoid direct contact. Obviously you are aware of outbreak just use common precautions. No skin skin contact. No sharing utensils. No direct sharing of food. Read more