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Can you spread genital herpes if you don't have an outbreak?

Can you spread genital herpes if you don't have an outbreak?

GENITAL HERPES: Yes. You can spread genital herpes if you don't have an outbreak. The viruses can still be aroud even if you do not see them. ...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 cold sores without having herpes?

Can you get cold sores without having herpes?

NO: True cold sores are as a result of herpes simplex virus. Apthous ulcers are little canker sores in the mouth and are not herpetic in nature. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could give someone herpes without an outbreak?

Yes: Via viral shedding. You don't need to have active lesions for this to occur. ...Read more

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Can you get scabies without an itch?

Scabies: If a person has never had scabies before, symptoms may take as long as 4-6 weeks to begin. It is important to remember that an infested person can spread scabies during this time, even if he/she does not have symptoms yet. In a person who has had scabies before, symptoms usually appear much sooner (1-4 days) after exposure. Symptoms always include itching. ...Read more

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If you have the herpes virus.... Will you have an outbreak?

If you have the herpes virus.... Will you have an outbreak?

Herpes simplex: Almost everybody lives with the virus. Once you have been infected it remains in your body the remainder of your life. Some people get frequent outbreaks, others may never have one. ...Read more

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Can you have both hsv1& HSV 2 genitally? If so will you have an outbreak when you catch hsv2?

Can you have both hsv1& HSV 2 genitally? If so will you have an outbreak when you catch hsv2?

Possibly: You can absolutely have both types of herpes simultaneously and both could be genital, both oral, one oral and one genital, etc. It also can occur that when you contract the second one the first might flare due to stress and altered immunity. If you are dealing with herpes, know that while we cannot cure it, it is very manageable for most with medications. Consult your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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Can you pass oral herpes simplex 1 even without having a outbreak?

Can you pass oral herpes simplex 1 even without having a outbreak?

Yes: While is much more common to occur with symptomatic lesions, it can occur with no visible symptoms or lesions as well. However it is much less likely. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to contract a STD without an outbreak?

Is it possible for you to contract a STD without an outbreak?

Yes: You could have a sexually transmitted disease which is "silent" which means that there are no obvious symptoms. You could also catch an std from someone who doesn't have an apparent outbreak - such as herpes simplex. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is herpes simplex 1 contagious without an outbreak?

Can you tell me is herpes simplex 1 contagious without an outbreak?

Yes: The risk of contagiousness is highest during an outbreak, however there may be viral shedding without an outbreak. This makes it possible to spread herpes without an outbreak. Always use protection! ...Read more

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Can HSV shedding cause an outbreak if you already have the virus? Can any docs explain?

Not sure what you: are asking. A person who has infection with Herpes Simplex virus may have viral shedding even in absence of a skin lesion. The viruses that are shedding can infect someone else. In some cases a person can spread the herpes simplex virus to another location on their own body. ...Read more

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Can I get herpes without kissing anyone?

Can I get herpes without kissing anyone?

Yes: It can be spread by sharing lip makeup, lip balm. Best to just use your own. ...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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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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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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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 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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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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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?

You could: but I think it would be a reasonable suggestion not to have it done at that time. The cleaning materials used on the scopes will kill the virus, but you put the people caring for you at potential risk. They all wear gloves and use sterile technique, but unless it was an emergency and you told them before that you had active herpes I think I would postpone. Please call and ask anonymously. ...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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