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Can You Have Unprotected Sex If You Have Herpes
If you have unprotected sex while having herpes but not during an outbreak, can you still transmitt it?
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
Herpes: I would first ask that you clarify which type of herpes you have. 75% of americans have herpes type one (the oral herpes) and 25% of americans have type two (known as 'genital' herpes). These humans have relationships, marry, have families. If the person you partner with does not have herpes there is a way for your physician to put you on a treatment to lower your contagiousness. Best wishes. ...Read more
1 to 2 months:
While most people who become symptomatic with start showing symptoms within two weeks of exposure to the virus. Vast majority of people will never have symptoms
if there are symptoms one can be checked and diagnosed.
If asymptomatic blood test will check for antibodies. How long it takes for antibodies to be positive depends on the test. Elisa test about 21d
western blot 40 to47days
so 1to2months. ...Read more
It depends: Unprotected sexual intercourse does put you at risk for sexually transmitted diseases. Herpes is one of them. Herpes typically presents wtih small, blister like lesions around the genital area. They are often painful to the touch as well. I would recommend a physical exam by your primary care doctor where s/he can take appropriate swabs to check for the presence of herpes. ...Read more
Might someone have herpes and have unprotected sex for 3 years before spreading it to your partner?
Unlikey: Possible yes, but unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can two herpes negative people create herpes when they have unprotected sex? How is herpes created?
Herpes infection: Genital or oral herpes are viral infections that cause painful ulcers, fluid filled blisters or pustules in the skin or mouth. It is transmitted from one infected person to another by direct contact with the virus thru skin-skin contact or infected fluids. The virus can be dormant and not easily noticeable during some infection outbreaks so some people can be infected yet not even now it. ...Read more
My boyfriend have herpes I'm so scared because I had unprotected sex with him so many times but I don't know what to do what might happen to me?
I think I have herpes, it's terrifying but I need to know if I can ever have unprotected sex to try to have children without infecting my partner?
First get checked: Before you drive yourself crazy, get a test for herpes, than depending on the results, sit down with your dr. And discuss the future you will have and what you will need to do to prevent the spread of infection. There are also several medications that can help you if positive for genital herpes. ...Read more
I have a lady friend that has herpies. I know you can get herpes by unprotected sex, but how about protected sex? How about if I have a lady friend that has herpies. I know you can get herpes by unprotected sex, but how about protected sex? How about if
Unless you have direct contact with the herpes lesion your risk is extremely low. If she does not have a history of oral herpes you should be fine to kiss her, and her breasts are likely free of lesions.
The safest course of action is to always use condoms since research has shown that low levels of the virus can be present in the genitalia when there is no active lesions.
Take care. ...Read more
What is the likeliness of a male getting herpes after having unprotected sex with a female that has herpes without an outbreak?
After unprotected sex when should I get tested for herpes and syphilis? Can I get tested a week after a will the result be accurate?
A friend has had 12 sex partners protected & unprotected sex I tell her she should get tested for herpes what are the chances she might have hsv2?
Cant be specific: She either has it or she doesn't. Obviously she has put herself at higher risk by having multiple partners but they all could be clean, or she not be susceptible. If worried, she should see her OB-GYN to get evaluated and tested. ...Read more
I just had unprotected sex with a woman who has herpes hsv2 I believe. So would that mean I'm infected as well.
Not sure: Was she having an outbreak when you had sex with her? Do you have a rash or pain on your penis? That is why it is always good to wear a condom if you do not know the person you were having sex with. Good luck. See your dermatologist if you do have a skin outbreak. It is less common for a man to catch herpes from a woman than the reverse. ...Read more
I have herpes type 2. My wife wants a child. If we have unprotected sex while im not having an outbreak, will she still get my disease?
Even though most of the time if you have sex without an outbreak it is safe. But some recurring outbreaks may have little or no symptoms or a very tiny lesion may be there and you are not aware of it, so there is a small risk
another option is that you consult your doctor and go on suppresive therapy with antibiotics like famciclovir, valaciclovir or acyclovri acyclovir can be used by pregnant mothe. ...Read more
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