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Chances Of Getting Herpes Without Outbreak
If a woman has hsv2 genital herpes and their partner gives oral sex to them while not having an outbreak what are the chances of her partner gettin?
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 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
What are my chances of getting herpes from oral from someone who hasn't ever had an outbreak, but does have it?
How do you know?: How do you know that that person does have herpes if he's never had an outbreak? He may have had a positive antibody test, which means he's been exposed to the virus, but does not necessarily mean he has active hsv. If he has active disease he should be on an antiviral (valtrex, famvir) to minimize the chance of transmitting it to others. ...Read more
What are my chances of getting herpes simplex 1 from oral from someone who hasn't ever had an outbreak, but does have it? He got tested
Small but not zero: He probably has a positive antibody test, which means he's been exposed to the virus, but does not necessarily mean he has active hsv. The risk of such people transmitting the virus is small, but not zero, and can be lowered further if he takes an antiviral (valtrex, famvir) regularly. Whether long-term antiviral treatment is advisable must be decided by his doctor. ...Read more
Is it possible to get herpes from someone who is in the incubation stage and yet to ever have an outbreak at that point?
If you attract herpes do the person you get it from has to have an outbreak and how long does it take for it to appear on you?
4 days: Incubation period (time from getting infected to appearance of symptoms) is about 4 days. Transmission most commonly occurs from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he or she is infected. After infection, a woman may not develop symptoms and never know that she has been infected. ...Read more
That is correct: It is called viral shedding.Get a more detailed answer ›
Herpes simplex: Virtually impossible, but since I never say never would say you have a better chance of being eaten by a shark in the rio grande. ...Read more
Can a person get herpes if they touch a towel that a infected person with an outbreak just clean affected area with?
Herpes: I think you may be misinformed. First, the answer is no. That would be an unlikely source of infection. Second, having a sore does not in any way predict contagiousness or viral shedding. In fact we now know that there is zero correlation between outbreaks and the level of virus in the skin or sore. ...Read more
I haven't had a herpes outbreak since l had my first outbreak. Don't get me wrong im extremely happu, but what's going on?
Herpes: This is good. However, many patients can have disease activity without visible sores. Patients do require prophylactic antiviral therapy so be sure to check with your physician. ...Read more
Can you get herpes if you use the same shaver as someone who has it but they didn't have an outbreak at the time? In vaginal area.
You could: But I think it would be a reasonable suggestion not to have it done at that time. The cleaning materials used on the scopes will kill the virus, but you put the people caring for you at potential risk. They all wear gloves and use sterile technique, but unless it was an emergency and you told them before that you had active herpes I think I would postpone. Please call and ask anonymously. ...Read more
Yes.: You cannot transmit the Herpes infection to another part of your body after you get the initial infection. Your body produces antibodies that prevent other areas of your body from becoming infected--but it is possible to already have multiple areas involved from the same initial infection. Do tell the colonoscopy staff so that they may exercise greater contact precautions. ...Read more
Can you get herpes (when the person who has herpes isn't having an outbreak) even if you use a condom?
Herpes: If use a condom properly then you should be protected. Take care! ...Read more
How strong are herpes symptoms leading up the first outbreak and can you get herpes on the Anus if you got oral sex only??
Can you still get herpes if the person has no outbreak and only takes medication when there is an episode? And you were wearing a condom?
If u touch smthng that someone with coldsores may or may not have touched & then touch a little wound, can you get herpes outbreak in that wound?
I'm gettin an IgG test done tommorow to see if I have been exposed to herpes. The only outbreak I had was 2 years ago. How long will the results take to come? Is it reliable?
Possible...: Generally speaking, herpetic outbreak with visible lesions is the prime time to be contagious and infectious, but not at 100%. Remember being exposed to doesn't equate to contracting it; contracting it doesn't mean going to develop its related disease. So, life is a chnaging, adjusting dynamic process of constant struggle to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty for survival, growth... ...Read more
Herpes simplex: Herpes simplex 2 is the most frequent cause of genital herpes. It appears as a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesions can appear on the penis, anus, labia or cervix ; they can spread, coalesce followed by crusting over. The fluid in the lesions is very contagious. Some people contract herpes simplex 2 without symptoms. To know if your genital lesions are from hsv please see your. ...Read more
Yes: Technically yes...Depends on the amount of viral shedding. ...Read more
Yes as any kind of: Trauma can lead to an outbreak. But it is not a guarantee. Waxing is more traumatic than shaving. Even just stress can cause an outbreak. I recommend having prescription valacyclovir available if any burning itching or pain starts, and you can take a pill to prevent the outbreak or at least shorten the course. ...Read more
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