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Can You Give Yourself Genatil Herpes
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
If you get cold sores, should you tell partners that you could give then genital herpes if you give them oral sex?
HV 1 or 2 ?: Oral herpes is a common infection of the mouth area. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1). There are two types of hsv, termed hsv-1 and hsv-2. See links for more information: 1) http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/oral_herpes/article_em.Htm 2) http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000606.Htm. ...Read more
Yes: It would be more likely if you were in the early part of a break out, but possible. ...Read more
Can you tell me more about Herpes (Non-STI).Can you still use eating utensils/plates/such? Can you kiss your gf? =(
Don't kiss: Mouth sores/'cold sores' are usually caused by herpes simplex 1. HSV1 is transmitted through oral secretions or sores on the skin and can be spread through kissing or sharing toothbrushes or eating utensils. It is usually safe after sores have disappeared. It is possible to have spread HSV1 just before your sores appeared though. ...Read more
Technically..: Yes, you could if the sore was open and shedding the virus, and you touched the sore on your mouth and then right after touched your genitals.Although this is more of a technicality,studies show that it is becoming more common than it used to be in the last decade.I would generally avoid immediate genital contact after touching an open cold sore as a rule to be safest. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Maybe: It's possible but quite unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you give yourself genital herpes when you have a coldsore if you subconsciously touch your genitals?
Herpes: First there are two herpes viruses. The herpes type one (used to be called oral) and herpes type two. (used to be called genital). To answer your question you need a blood test to tell you which type you have. Second, you cannot give yourself a new infection with the same virus. But, if you have type one and not type two if you are exposed to type two you can get this infection as well. ...Read more
Herpes and HIV: That is a big question. You may need more reading than we can provide in four hundred characters. Herpes is two viruses. One, the simplex, infects 75% of Americans. The genital herpes, or HSV2, infects 25%. Men who have sex with men and have HSV2 are five times more likely to have HIV then men without HSV2. ...Read more
Treating Herpes: Treating herpes has become routine and simple in american medicine. There are three common oral herpes medications that are generally very effective. I often use the generics as a first line approach. Your family physician can get this prescribed for you for acute outbreaks or for suppression of outbreaks if these happen frequently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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