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Can You Only Get Herpes During An Outbreak
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 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
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
If a woman is on meds, not having outbreak, a condom is used & a guy keeps boxers on during sex, is there a good good chance he won't get genital herpes?
Yes: You are taking all possible precautions. You can probably lose the boxers, though... ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A male with herpes during an outbreak. For the first time I am experiencing pain toward the tip of my penis during urination. Is this normal?
Yes, it can be: Because herpes simplex infections in newborns and very young babies can be life-threatening, mothers with genital herpes outbreaks in labor can be safely delivered by c-section. Herpes in a newborn can spread all through the baby's body, including the brain. In the brain, the virus causes encephalitis, with seizures, lethargy, brain damage, and even death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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