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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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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 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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Why after 8 mths of being with my partner would I get an outbreak of herpes?

Why after 8 mths of being with my partner would I get an outbreak of herpes?

Can be dormant: a person can be contagious even if they are not having an outbreak of herpes since it can be dormant in their skin. The only other question is has there been any infidelity? ...Read more

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If you attract herpes do the person you get it from has to have an outbreak and how long does it take for it to appear on you ?

If you attract herpes do the person you get it from has to have an outbreak and how long does it take for it to appear on you ?

4 days: Incubation period (time from getting infected to appearance of symptoms) is about 4 days. Transmission most commonly occurs from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he or she is infected. After infection, a woman may not develop symptoms and never know that she has been infected. ...Read more

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Can a person get herpes if they touch a towel that a infected person with an outbreak just clean affected area with?

Can a person get herpes if they touch a towel that a infected person with an outbreak just clean affected area with?

Herpes: I think you may be misinformed. First, the answer is no. That would be an unlikely source of infection. Second, having a sore does not in any way predict contagiousness or viral shedding. In fact we now know that there is zero correlation between outbreaks and the level of virus in the skin or sore. ...Read more

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I haven't had a herpes outbreak since l had my first outbreak. Dont get me wrong im extremely happu, but whats going on?

I haven't had a herpes outbreak since l had my first outbreak. Dont get me wrong im extremely happu, but whats going on?

Herpes: This is good. However, many patients can have disease activity without visible sores. Patients do require prophylactic antiviral therapy so be sure to check with your physician. ...Read more

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Am i allowed to get an abortion during a herpes outbreak?

Am i allowed to get an abortion during a herpes outbreak?

Not advisable!!: U should clear up the outbreak first with Valtrex (valacyclovir) call your gyn as u can take a stronger than usaul dose under their direction to clear it up and then have the procedure. ...Read more

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Can you still get a Colonoscopy if you are having a Herpes outbreak?

Can you still get a Colonoscopy if you  are having a Herpes outbreak?

Check with Doctor: Call the office of the doctor performing the colonoscopy to see what their direction is. I suspect they would want to reschedule but I don't know for certain. ...Read more

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Can you still get a Colonoscopy if you have having a Herpes outbreak?

Can you still get a Colonoscopy if you have having a Herpes outbreak?

Yes.: You cannot transmit the Herpes infection to another part of your body after you get the initial infection. Your body produces antibodies that prevent other areas of your body from becoming infected--but it is possible to already have multiple areas involved from the same initial infection. Do tell the colonoscopy staff so that they may exercise greater contact precautions. ...Read more

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Can you still get herpes if the person has no outbreak and only takes medication when there is an episode? And you were wearing a condom?

Can you still get herpes if the person has no outbreak and only takes medication when there is an episode? And you were wearing a condom?

Low risk: It is possible, but you have been partially protected by wearing a condom. Remember, it is stll possible to get herpes even if there are no visible sores so always protect yourself. ...Read more

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