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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

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 if you use the same shaver as someone who has it but they didn't have an outbreak at the time? In vaginal area .

Can you get herpes if you use the same shaver as someone who has it but they didn't have an outbreak at the time? In vaginal area .

Yes, but less likely: A person is most likely to spread it when they have an active lesion, however, an infected person will still shed the virus periodically even if they have no active lesions ...Read more

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How likely is it to get herpes from drinking after someone who is not having an outbreak?

How likely is it to get herpes from drinking after someone who is not having an outbreak?

Herpes simplex: Virtually impossible, but since i never say never would say you have a better chance of being eaten by a shark in the rio grande. ...Read more

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Can a child get herpes from taking a bath with a parent that has herpes with or without outbreak?

Can a child get herpes from taking a bath with a parent that has herpes with or without outbreak?

Herpes: Herpes is caught skin to skin. So, yes. If your baby's skin is touching your infected skin. Yes. ...Read more

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Can you get genital herpes by kissing someone who is having an outbreak on their genitals?

Can you get genital herpes by kissing someone who is having an outbreak on their genitals?

Possibke: You are likely to contract herpes only by having intimate contact with the site that is shedding virus. If kissing means oral sex, then yes you are at risk - if you mean only kissing in the traditional sense, with no genital contact, then you should not be at risk. If your partner has oral herpes, then again you would be at risk with traditional kissing. ...Read more

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I have genital herpes, do I need to be on medication to get rid of the outbreak, or can I do without meds. And it go away.?

Let me explain: There's no cure for genital herpes. Treatment with prescription antiviral medications may: help sores heal sooner during an initial outbreak lessen the severity and duration of symptoms in recurrent outbreaks reduce the frequency of recurrence minimize the chance of transmitting the herpes virus to another. ...Read more