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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 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 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 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?
Is it possible to get herpes from someone who is in the incubation stage and yet to ever have an outbreak at that point?
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