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Chances Of Contracting Herpes Without An Outbreak
12%: Asymptomatic intermittent viral shedding occurs in both men and women, even in the absence of genital lesions. Hsv-2 infections have been linked to more frequent and prolonged asymptomatic viral shedding from the genitourinary tract compared to hsv-1 infections. Asymptomatic viral shedding was detected among 12 percent of women with hsv-1 genital infections in one study of 306 women.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Herpes simplex: The chances are excellent.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the possibility of me contracting genital herpes after having unprotected sex with a woman genital herpes?
Less risky: While oral sex is less risky than vaginal or anal sex, one can still catch an std via oral sex. Using latex condoms or dental dams during oral sex will reduce the risk of catching an std. For oral gonorrhea or chlamydia, throat swabbing is the right test if a throat std is suspected. For more info on stds and testing, www.Sexualhealth.Com. Use latex & get couples std testing with any new partner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: No chance of getting genital herpes from kissing someone on the mouth. However if one engages in oral sex then the herpes virus can be transmitted from the mouth to the genitals or vice versa. Genital herpes is usually herpes simplex type 2, but can also be type 1. Mouth/lip cold sores are usually herpes simplex type 1. ...Read more
What are the chances of transmitting genital hsv-1 genitally to someone if there is no outbreak? I'm a heterosexual male.
Transmitting HSV: This is now an impossible question to answer. People infected with herpes shed virus at unpredictable rates and on unpredictable times. The dangerous to pregnancy virus is the herpes type two virus and if you do not have this virus then the obstetrician can advise your partner and you. ...Read more
What is the likeliness of a male getting herpes after having unprotected sex with a female that has herpes without an outbreak?
Rare But: Oral herpes is a common infection of the mouth area. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1). There are two types of hsv, termed hsv-1 and hsv-2. See links for more information: 1) http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/oral_herpes/article_em.Htm 2) http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000606.Htm. ...Read more
What is percentage chance of getting HSV from kissing someone who had zero visible evidence of cold sores?
Can having hsv-1 giving oral sex causes the person receiving it have genital herpes of hsv-2? What is the chances of receiving hsv-2?
Apples and oranges: A person with apples can only give her friend apples. A person can receive oranges only from a friend who has oranges. Herpes 1 and 2 are like apples and oranges. They do not change into one another. However, herpes is called the "gift that keeps on giving" because once a person catches herpes 1 or 2, she can never get rid of it, yet she can give it to another person, and another, and another... ...Read more
Does having Epstein Barr virus in past reduce the chance of getting herpes being passed via unprotected blowjob?
Is there any way of getting infected with oral herpes without getting physical contact(kissing/touching) with a person having herpes. ?
Yes: We all have the potential to express the virus. It lives on the trigeminal nerve. Whether or not it becomes active is on a case by case basis, but the potential is there. It is uni-lateral and is usually self limiting. Medications can be prescribed. It is highly contagious. Do not kiss anyone or touch the lesion. Do not put vasoline or moisturizers on it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A couple ways: First, the behaviors that put people at risk for STIs increase the risk for both HIV and HSV (herpes simplex). If you have sex with them you may be exposed to both infections. Second, if you have an open sore from herpes it makes it more likely that if you get exposed to HIV it will be able to infect you through the open sore. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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