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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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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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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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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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