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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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