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Can You Give Yourself Genital Herpes
Whatre the chances are of me giving my boyfriend genital herpes HSV 1 from saliva, and my lips not touching his genitals. My cold sore was almost gone?
Hard to say: It's impossible to say what the statistical chances are of transmitting herpes with a single encounter. If you've recently had a cold sore, of course the chances are higher. But the virus can be shed even when no sore is present. It's a discussion and risk/benefit analysis that you and bf have to have with one another and make decision that feels comfortable for you. ...Read more
The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more
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
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
Hypothetically yes: The oral to genital transmission of herpes simplex virus is well known to occur. This is why it no longer useful to test for HSV-1 or HSV-2 since both can cause oral or genital outbreaks. In theory if you were to touch a newly ruptured vesicle and then immediately Touch your genitals in an area of skin breakdown small cut etc. Then transmission would be theoretically possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi was wondering if positive with hsv-1 can you give yourself genital herpes by accident touching mouth to genital whilst washing below
NO: HSV-1 is Oral herpes and can not cause "Genital herpes" by definition (It would be simply HSV-1). However, to take the flip side, if someone has genital herpes and you perform oral sex on that person, you can get Genital herpes on your lips/mouth area from the contact with the HSV-2 (genital). ...Read more
Can you give yourself genital herpes by touching your cold sore than your genitals? Or is it rare since you already have the virus/antibodies already?
Can you give yourself genital herpes from touching your mouth than genitals even when there are NO signs and symptoms of a cold sore?
Here are some ...: Auto-inoculation of herpes is possible but very rare. Despite such likelihood, do some thing within our control, that is, personal quality lifestyle without obsession and overindulgence so to enhance personal defense immune ability and minimize cross over by timely hand washing, but not becoming compulsive. Remember contacting infective agents doesn't mean contracting it ... ...Read more
Is genital herpes just sexually transmitted or can you accidently give yourself genital herpes from a cold sore?
See below: Genital herpes used to be just Herpes simplex type 2. Cold sore used to be just Herpes simplex type 1. However, that is no longer the case. Either virus can appear as the genital or cold sore form. You can transfer one type to the opposite site. However, both herpes are transmissable only when you have active lesions filled with fluid (full of virus). ...Read more
Yes: Can transmit anywhere skin contact with infected skin. Remember up to 20% infected people are contagious without symptoms. ...Read more
Take antiviral meds: A fetus (unborn baby) can catch herpes from the mother before labor and delivery. Such transmission of the herpes virus is uncommon but does occur sometimes. It happens more often if the mom catches herpes for the first time while she is pregnant. Most of the newborns with herpes caught it during or soon after the birth process. The mother can take antivirals from late pregnancy through delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
A skin and mucous membrane infection of the soft tissues of the genitals, either male or female. It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex and transmitted person to person by direct contact. It produces small blister-like lesions which break down and form shallow ulcers which are ...Read more
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