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Can You Spread Herpes Through Menstruation Blood In Oral Sex
Herpes: Yes. Herpes virus is contagious virus can be shed without any evident active lesions. In particular if vesicles are present the virus is highly contagious. The chances would be decreased if he is on suppressive therapy with an anti herpes virus medication such as valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more
The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more
How can genital herpes 1 be spread? (mouth herpes on genitals) through oral? Sex? And does it cause pain in thighs at all? Or give prickly sensations?
Genital or oral sex: Genital herpes due to HSV1 is not commonly spread at all, a lot less than HSV2. Outbreaks and asymptomatic viral shedding are infrequent. But transmission is possible by intercourse (genital to genital) or oral sex (genital to mouth). GH doesn't cause leg pain or give "prickly sensations" -- maybe rarely just before an outbreak, but never the only symptom and never lasting more than 1-2 days. ...Read more
Have my first oral herpes out break. Didn't know I had it. Preformed oral sex on my boyfriend. What are the chances I spread it?
It is contagious,: Even when there are no visible lesions. ...Read more
6/18 I had sex with a guy with a condom 7/5 I had sex with a guy w/o a condom there was oral sex involved Who most likely spread the herpes infection?
Cant tell: You wouldn't be able to tell who you got it from without knowing if the first guy has it or not. If the first guy has herpes then it was likely him. If the first guy doesn't have it then it was most likely the second guy. The thing to take into consideration is if either of them didn't tell you before having sex with you, do you think they will be honest afterwards? Condom or not it can still happen ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with genital herpes, can me and my boyfriend have oral sex? If he has given it to me through oral sex can we still have vaginal sex?
Yes: Once you have it, you have it for life. Be tested for other stds. People who have transmitted one may have more than one. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I've heard you can merely pass it through your saliva. Can I give my boyfriend genital herpes through oral sex if I don't have a breakout?
Yes: Contact of mucosa to infected mucosa can lead to tramission. ...Read more
Yes: Lesions on the vagina or penis can be transmitted. From vaginal to oral and from oral to vagina or penis. ...Read more
Possibly: Oral herpes can occur in genital area. ...Read more
Is it possible to give a partner herpes 1, through him giving oral sex if you have never had a genital outbreak only oral?
Herpes: Hsv-1 usually causes cold sores. Hsv-2 is usually responsible for genital herpes. However, either type can cause sores in the facial area or on the genitals. You get the first episode of herpes infection from another person who has an active lesion. Shared eating utensils, razors and towels, as well as kissing, may spread hsv-1. Oral sex can spread hsv-1 to the genitals and hsv-2 to the lips. ...Read more
How can herpes be passed on from a woman to another woman? Is there a way to get genital herpes through oral sex if I have it and she does not?
Depends on immunity: If immune to Herpes type 1 she should not be able to catch type 1 again, but may have outbreaks at locations where she had it originally. If immune to type 2 she should not be able to catch type 2 again, but may have outbreaks at locations where she had it originally. If NOT immune to type 1, she can catch type 1; if NOT immune to type 2, she can catch type 2; at locations where she is exposed. ...Read more
Is type 1 herpes be transmitted through oral sex? Is that something I have to live with for the rest of my life? My husband had a cold sore and we had oral sex. Now I have a sore on my genitals. I am afraid that this is something I have to live with for t
Herpes: Herpes simplex type I is usually associated with cold sores. Cold sores are common and about half of american have been infected by the virus. However, people usually only intermittently have symptoms. Herpes simplex virus type ii is more often associated with genital lesions. However, there have been some genital cases of herpes reported with herpes simplex type i. I recommend that you have the sore on your genitals evaluated by a doctor to see if it resembles a herpetic lesion. The doctor can take a small sample of the tissue to have it tested for the presence of herpes virus. ...Read more
Yes.: Viral shedding from the skin has been documented even when there are no visible lesions. ...Read more
I have genital herpes. Are sex and oral sex the only ways I can spread the virus to my husband? Or are there other precautions we should take?
If most people have type 1 herpes with no outbreaks, acquired through childhood & a lot have oral sex, do most people have type 1 in genitals?
My girlfriend has genital herpes, what are the chances of her passing onto me the virus if she gives me oral sex, is gh passed through saliva?
Yes: Common question. Although the herpes virus is didactically notated as 2 separate viruses (hsv-1 and hsv-2, respectively), they are, in fact, the same virus. The -1, -2 just denotes the location. Hsv is highly contagious during it's prodromal phase and it's blister-form phase. Do not play around here, or you will get burnt. Have girlfriend get antiviral medication to keep outbreak controlled. ...Read more
My husband has hsv1 with no symptoms of cold sores, can I still get genital herpes from this through oral sex?
There are two separate herpes viruses. One cannot transmit a virus they do not have.
75% of adults have hsv 1 already. We now understand that 90% of those do not have outbreaks. But, viral shedding does occur and contagiousness is common even without an outbreak. Hsv 2, the 'genital' herpes, is found in 25% of humans. ...Read more
Are there other ways to spread genital herpes besides oral sex and genital contact? (e.I. Your hands, sharing towels/wash cloths, soap bars, etc.)
If I have Herpes simplex virus-1 cold sore)can I pass genital herpes to my partner through oral sex even if I don't have a cold sore at the time?
My boyfriends has herpes, what worries me is that he wants to have oral sex with me and I'm worried that he;ll infect this area too. Is that possible?
Herpes: The overwhelming probability is that you are already infected with this virus and therefore it is unlikely that his going down on you is going to cause further problems. But if you want to be absolutely certain and you do not yet have the virus then don't let him give you oral sex. Enjoy. ...Read more
I think I have herpes+symptoms+on+tongue but I'm not sure, is it contagious if I kiss someone else or give oral sex?
Are oral herpes from oral sex and ulcers/cold sores the same thing? I'm not sure if I have them, but some people are saying all cold sores/ulcers are the same thing?
Yes: Once a upon a time there was herpes simplex type one which was the cause of oral cold sores and herpes simplex two which was the cause of genital sores. Things have become more confused as both types of herpes can infect either tissues. Most of use are exposed to herpes simplex one before age 5 and then are immune to herpes simplex one infecting our genital tissues. Ulcers are another story. ...Read more
I've had unprotected oral sex & couple days later I'm itching around my anus & ball sack. Feels like something crawling or moving but I don't see anything. I'm thinking herpes. Any help or what should I do?
Pruritus ani: Sometimes pinworm. Most often fecal soiling aggravated by excessive washing. Avoid scrubbing. Wash in shower with hand only. Whenever it feels itchy or wet or irritated use a small amount of Aveeno (oatmeal) or similar lotion on bathroom paper to clean the area. Apply to clean out inside the anus. Also do this after initial wiping after a bowel movement. ...Read more
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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