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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

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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If a guy has oral herpes and kisses his girlfriend but it isn't during an outbreak, can the girl still get it?

If a guy has oral herpes and kisses his girlfriend but it isn't during an outbreak, can the girl still get it?

Yes: The disease can be transmitted without current active lesions, however, it is far less likely than when active lesions are present. ...Read more

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If I have herpes why does my girlfriend only get the bumps if we have sex during an outbreak. She doesnt get them any other time.

If I have herpes why does my girlfriend only get the bumps if we have sex during an outbreak. She doesnt get them any other time.

Confusing question: Are you a man or a woman? Are you pregnant or is your partner pregnant? What are "the bumps"? Do you have genital herpes or something else? Herpes virus is shed from the skin a few days between attacks. This explains why the virus is often transmitted in the absence of symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it true that it is only possible to diagnose herpes during an outbreak?

Is it true that it is only possible to diagnose herpes during an outbreak?

Bloodtest: A blood test would show if you have been exposed to the herpes virus types 1 and/or 2 in the past. Once you have been exposed, the virus sits in your tissues and you can transmit the virus via kissing or vaginal intercourse. HSV 1 causes cold sores, HSV 2 genital herpes, although we see more and more women infected with HSV 1 that have genital herpes outbreaks. ...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