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I am a female with herpes.....If condom broke during intercourse...What is the chances I could pass the virus to my male partner?

I am a female with herpes.....If condom broke during intercourse...What is the chances I could pass the virus to my male partner?

Very good however...: Herpes virus is passed from person to person by contact. However, to pass it on all depends on the stage of virus you were experiencing during intercourse. For example, it is most easy transmitted during the weeping blister stage. When this is dried up or no symptoms it is less easily transmitted. So depending on the stage of your infection he may be ok. ...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 couple has herpes what are the chances of passing it to an unborn child?

If a couple has herpes what are the chances of passing it to an unborn child?

Varies: The highest risk to newborns occurs during a primary (1st) outbreak around the time of delivery. That baby can pick up the germ from the birth canal or during delivery. Outcome can be fatal. Those with recurrent outbreaks have less risk (below 10%) but it is possible. Many women have elective c-section prior to labor to avoid any risk. ...Read more

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What is the chance of passing on oral herpes?

What is the chance of passing on oral herpes?

High: Once the vesicule is present, oral herpes can be spread easily. ...Read more

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I have genital herpes. What are the chances of me passing it to bf during oral?

I have genital herpes. What are the chances of me passing it to bf during oral?

Unclear: Are you concerned with passing it to your boyfriend when performing oral sex on him, or him getting oral herpes by performing oral sex on you? If it is the latter, the chances are good, assuming he does not already carry the virus. Many individuals have acquired the virus previously but do not display active lesions. ...Read more

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If I take acyclovir daily supressents for herpes what is the chance of passing it to my partner?

If I take acyclovir daily supressents for herpes what is the chance of passing it to my partner?

Less: The degree to which suppression of the virus will limit its transmissibility is not known, but it will certainly be less than if no suppression occurred. ...Read more

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What are the chances of me passing herpes to my boyfriend if I don't have an outbreak and we use a condom? What about without a condom?

What are the chances of me passing herpes to my boyfriend if I don't have an outbreak and we use a condom? What about without a condom?

Herpes: Genital herpes is a common problem. It is possible to transmit virus even without lesions--it is called aysmptomatic viral shedding. Barrier contraception (condoms) should be used and may reduce transmission, but not to 0--since not all areas are covered or protected. Consult your doc or gyn for any specific concerns or for treatment. ...Read more

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I am a 27 year old straight male and I contracted genital herpes 2 months ago. Is it possible to pass on the virus even when I have no symptoms?

I am a 27 year old straight male and I contracted genital herpes 2 months ago. Is it possible to pass on the virus even when I have no symptoms?

Yes-herpes is tricky: Most people don't have outbreaks once they acquire herpes-so hopefully that is you, since they can be painful and embarrassing. You might be a risk though, even WITHOUT obvious rashes/sores because of something called 'asymptomatic viral shedding'. The best thing is to TALK to your partner (s) AND use protection. Barrier protection isn't 100% though for a number of reasons. There are antivirals too ...Read more

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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?

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

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What are the chances of a pregnant woman with genital herpes passing the virus on to newborn if she does not have symptoms? Should she be worried?

What are the chances of a pregnant woman with genital herpes passing the virus on to newborn if she does not have symptoms? Should she be worried?

Manageable risks: If a mother delivers vaginally with her first genital outbreak, there is ~30% risk the baby could get it and have a terrible illness. If a recurrent outbreak, this drops to ~4% but suppression of outbreaks or c-section delivery before the membranes are open 4 hours can cancel the risk. Rarely, some women shed herpes without an outbreak and could pass it, baby sick around 2 wks. ...Read more

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What do herpes look like on a male?

What do herpes look like on a male?

Herpes: Before a cold sore appears the area will sometimes tingle, feel slightly raised and may appear red and inflamed. This pain or tingling sensation is called the prodrome (or warning symptom) and typically occurs 1 to 2 days before the cold sore appears.
A cold sore generally appears as a small, fluid-filled blister which goes through a cycle of phases. The lesions will last for 8-10 days. ...Read more

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What does herpes look like on a male?

What does herpes look like on a male?

Various shapes: It can take many forms ranging from small blisters to superficial ulcers to linear cuts. ...Read more

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Can herpes make you itch a lot with males?

Can herpes make you itch a lot with males?

Painful: Herpes is generally painful. I would have him seen again to confirm the diagnosis. All the best. ...Read more

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What are signs of herpes in men and women?

What are signs of herpes in men and women?

Blisters on red base: Painful or itchy blisters, usually in small clusters on a base of red skin, that eventually open up, leaving shallow ulcers. Typical locations are the genitals, the lips, or around the anus, but they can occur on other skin sites as well. ...Read more

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If I have herpes and no out break can I still pass it on?

If I have herpes and no out break can I still pass it on?

Yes: You can still shed virus even when asymptomatic; that being said, you are most contagious when you are having an outbreak. ...Read more

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What are the signs of herpes in men they wouldn? T notice?

What are the signs of herpes in men they wouldn? T notice?

Ulcers!: Genital herpes is a viral infection that most commonly presents w/ painful sores or ulcers in the genital area. Outbreak can start as pain & itching. There may be small red bumps or tiny white blisters. Some pts have pain w/ urinating, recurrent vaginal irritation, painful lymph nodes in groin, pain down leg. Inital outbreak may feel like flu. Sometimes no symptoms. Culture of lesion diagnostic. ...Read more

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Is it possible to pass herpes to someone who already has it?

Is it possible to pass herpes to someone who already has it?

Herpes simplex virus: If the person already has herpes simplex I you wouldn't pass that on to them (oral). If the person already has herpes simplex ii, you would not pass that on to them either (genital). ...Read more

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What is the chance of contracting herpes through our drinks?

What is the chance of contracting herpes through our drinks?

None: You don't get herpes from drinks. It requires itimate contact 'skin to skin' contact with someone who has it, usually. ...Read more

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I had herpes got tested couple months ago im fine can I still pass it on?

Herpes simplex: It is not clear from your question where the herpetic eruption occurred. If this was genital herpes the answer is yes, you can pass it on because there is still viral shedding vaginally even in the absence of overt lesions. Good luck. If this doesn't answer your question, rephrase and ask again. ...Read more

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If me and my partner were each others first what are the chances of herpes?

If me and my partner were each others first what are the chances of herpes?

Condom use?: With a condom and first time, practically zero, but if you are worried about your partner's honesty, it may be higher especially if you noticed sores around his genitals or mucus areas (oral to genital contact). Most importantly, practice safe sex to prevent other unwanted complications. Good luck. ...Read more

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How accurate are type specific herpes tests? What are my chances of false negatives?

How accurate are type specific herpes tests? What are my chances of false negatives?

PCR is the best test: Serologic blood tests for antibodies can differentiate HSV-1 from HSV-2. However, if this is a recent infection it may take several weeks for serology to be (+) for HSV.

Culture of the lesions will usually be (+) if you have a blister or ulceration due to HSV, but can give false negative results.

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests for HSV DNA and is much more sensitive (few false negatives) ...Read more

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If I got checked for herpes and it was positive is there a chance they could be wrong?

If I got checked for herpes and it was positive is there a chance they could be wrong?

Herpes: Nope. It is not likely. But, if you provide the tests and the exact results I can give you a better idea if it could be wrong. There would be two types of herpes, type one and type two. And then there is the igm and the igg antibodies. ...Read more

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If a male have herpes and is never treated will they always have a break out and what will happen?

If a male have herpes and is never treated will they always have a break out and what will happen?

If anyone carries: The herpes virus there is no guarantee that they will ever have a clinical or visible lesion, but also they could get a lesion infrequently or frequently. We know that in times of stress, lesions more commonly appear. But the virus does stay in your body for the rest of your life. There is no cure but there are many medications now that reduce recurrences and transfer ...Read more

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Hello, my boyfriend has herpes and I don't. I would love to find a way for us to have children with him passing it to our children and me?

Hello, my boyfriend has herpes and I don't. I would love to find a way for us to have children with him passing it to our children and me?

Should be easy: Almost everyone in this situation has healthy babies without problems. Your partner needs to be on anti-herpes treatment (e.g. valacyclovir), which will lower the chance of transmission to you. You can then have unprotected sex during your fertile (mid-cycle) days. Once you conceive, it will be important to prevent new infection in the last 3 months of pregnancy. Discuss with your gyn. Good luck! ...Read more

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I might have herpes not sure but if by some chance I do will I be able to have kids that won't get herpes or my wife that I would want to inpregnaet?

I might have herpes not sure but if by some chance I do will I be able to have kids that won't get herpes or my wife that I would want to inpregnaet?

Please clarify: I understand the panos here. Why do you think you might have herpes? Herpes is diagnosed by a blood test. 75%of americans have type one and 25% have type a two. All have full lives, relationships and families. ...Read more

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My bf has just told me he has type 1 and 2 herpes. What does this mean? What will happen to me if I catch it? Will it effect my chances of having kids

My bf has just told me he has type 1 and 2 herpes. What does this mean? What will happen to me if I catch it? Will it effect my chances of having kids

Herpes: Herpes simplex viruses -- more commonly known as herpes -- are categorized into two types: herpes type 1 (hsv-1, or oral herpes) and herpes type 2 (hsv-2, or genital herpes). Most commonly, herpes type 1 causes sores around the mouth and lips (sometimes called fever blisters or cold sores). Hsv-1 can cause genital herpes, but most cases of genital herpes are caused by herpes type 2. ...Read more

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