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Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


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What are the chances of getting genital herpes from oral ?

Not unheard of: If a person with oral lesions from herpes performs oral sex on you, you may well develop genital herpes. I cannot give you a percentage, but if you get it, it will be 100%. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting genital herpes from kissing someone with a cold sore?

What are the chances of getting genital herpes from kissing someone with a cold sore?

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

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Can u get oral herpes from genital herpes?

Can u get oral herpes from genital herpes?

Yes of course: If you have oral sex with someone who has active genital herpes then can get the herpes orally, genital herpes is type 2 oral herpes is type 1 but u can get type 1 or 2 in either area. Continuous Valtrex (valacyclovir) can prevent outbreaks of herpes, please see your gyn. ...Read more

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Can any one of the partners contract genital herpes by having oral sex?

Can any one of the partners contract genital herpes by having oral sex?

Herpes transmission: If one of you already has genital herpes and is shedding virus at the time of oral sex then it can be passed to the other person. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What are the chances of getting genital herpes from one time exposure?

What are the chances of getting genital herpes from one time exposure?

Possible: Genital herpes can cause oral infection and oral herpes can cause genital infections even when no eruptions are present although transmission of the virus is much more likely during breakouts. 20% of all adults are infected with genital herpes and up to 80% of adults are infected with oral herpes and the virus can be transmitted even when there are no symptoms or lesions present. ...Read more

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Can you get HSV 1 genital herpes from sharing underwear?

Herpes simplex: Very unlikely and for all intensive purposes it would be close to a first. ...Read more

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Can you get genital herpes simplex 2 from someone with oral herpes simplex 1?

Can you get genital herpes simplex 2 from someone with oral herpes simplex 1?

No: But you can get herpes simplex 1 in the genital area. Most adults are already positive for hsv1. If you already have it, you will get nothing. A blood test can tell you if you need to worry. ...Read more

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What are the odds of contracting genital herpes from your partner who uses condoms?

Less likely: Condoms should generally protect you from genital herpes being transmitted to you by your partner, but condoms do break, they can leak around the edges, few people use them 100% of the time, and if he performs oral sex on you, you can get it that way. ...Read more

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What are the chances of contracting oral HPV from giving someone a blowjob?

What are the chances of contracting oral HPV from giving someone a blowjob?

Depends: At your age you can still get 3 doses of the 9-valent HPV vaccine. If you got the original 4-valent vaccine you just need one dose of the 9-valent vaccine. Get checked out and if you are negative for the HPV strains get the shot(s). ...Read more

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What is the chance of getting HIV from french kissing or oral sex

What is the chance of getting HIV from french kissing or oral sex

Zero; very low: You won't get it from kissing. The risk from oral sex with the receiving partner being a woman has historically been considered zero. The risk if the recipient is a man is also very low -- studies vary, with some having no transmission in a large cohort with many acts & partners -- you're still wise to have him slip a condom on. ...Read more

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Can you get incurable genital herpes from a cold sore through oral sex?

Can you get incurable genital herpes from a cold sore through oral sex?

Yes but not easily: Type 1 hsv which is the virus that causes oral labial herpes or cold sores- does not transmit easily to the genital area- however it is possible. Thus oral sex should be avoided if a cold sore is present. ...Read more

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What is the possibility of me contracting genital herpes after having unprotected sex with a woman genital herpes?

What is the possibility of me contracting genital herpes after having unprotected sex with a woman genital herpes?

Hard to say: Asymptomatic persons can still shed virus (=potentially share it with you). Hsv2 can be transmitted by close skin contact as well. See: http://stdtesting.Com/how-many-people-have-herpes --for more information and helpful links. ...Read more

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What is the risk of getting HIV from oral sex?

What is the risk of getting HIV from oral sex?

Very small: In the classic studies during the peak of the epidemic, the risk even from swallowing infected semen was too low to estimate. I still hope you will love safely, and oral sex is still a risk for gonorrhea and more. ...Read more

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How does having genital herpes increase chances of HIV?

How does having genital herpes increase chances of HIV?

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 more

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What are the chances of catching HIV or aids from oral sex?

What are the chances of catching HIV or aids from oral sex?

Lower than via some: Other sexual routes. Hiv may be transmitted if infected fluids (semen, vaginal secretions, blood) come in contact w inflamed tissue/ sore/ulceration in throat or mouth. ...Read more

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What are chances of getting genital herpes from female if condom was used and partner had no outbreak?

What are chances of getting genital herpes from female if condom was used and partner had no outbreak?

Possible to get : Infected , as it is a virus infection even with condom which is not 100 % proof . How ever condom will protect in most of the times. Hpv virus may be present in exfoliate state , will not see warts . Eradication of virus in both is needed. ...Read more

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Can you get genital herpes simplex virus 2 from someone who has oral herpes 1?

Yes: Oral herpes simplex virus-1, can be transmitted to the genitals via fellatio or cunnilingus, just as hsv-2 can be transmitted from person's genitals to an other person's mouth. Thus you should avoid oral sex with anyone with a sore on his or her mouth. Hsv is extremely contagious even in the absence of symptoms or visible lesions. Thus beware! ...Read more

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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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Genital Herpes (Definition)

A skin and mucous membrane infection of the soft tissues of the genitals, either male or female. It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex and transmitted person to person by direct contact. It produces small blister-like lesions which break down and form shallow ulcers which are ...Read more