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Dating Sites For People With Genital Herpes
Myths: That is myth and no longer even part of a expert physician's practice. What is your specific concerns about your health? ...Read more
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
Sure: But once your relationship is more serious, you should reveal such history to your partner and he/she should do the same for you. Regardless, you should use protection to prevent the possible (although low) chance of spread. ...Read more
If 80% of us pop. Carry hsv1 virus why isnt genital herpes much more common with oral sex being such a popular activity?
You're right: With the growing popularity of oral sex activity, the hsv2 virus is becoming more common. It used to be that hsv1 was oral and hsv2 was genital. It is now recognized that they are both similar viruses that can affect either site. The strain is truly irrelevant as they are both highly contagious, prone to recurrent eruptions, treated with anti-viral medications & can lead to permanent nerve damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lot of positives: Genital herpes cultures and wart biopsies (if needed) are often obtained when you have an actual lesion. They guide if you need treatment and confirm diagnosis. Blood tests can identify if you have had exposure to herpes (genital or oral) as high as 80% of americans can test positive by blood tests without symptoms. You dont treat history of exposure. ...Read more
Is it possible for hsv-1(herpes 1)to show symptoms such as genital sores without prior contact with an infected individual by sexual intercourse? How?
Herpes 101 continued: Hsv 1 is the most prevalent herpes virus. It infects about 75% of americans. It is mostly transmitted during childhood from family member to family member. It is not usually transmitted sexually. 90% of people infected never have sores or outbreaks and without the blood test do not know they are infected. Herpes is spread skin to skin or saliva to skin usually. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello, if someone has genital hypes type-1 and another person has oral herpes type-1, is it safe for the person with oral herpes to give oral sex to the person with genital herpes, if they're both type 1?
Here are some ...: Though a legitimate concern and question, i doubt if there has ever been a study specially designed to answer your question. After contacting and overcoming a viral infection, such persons may gain some acquired immunity but most of them - herpes included - will not last forever and flare up off and on whenever the overall defense ability falls below the threshold for self-defense. So, follow... ...Read more
Is there an increased risk of HIV infection/other STIs for men & women with celiac disease; both those who are penetrated in anal sex, and those not?
Not really: There is a range of effects with celiac disease.Those who don't know can suffer poor health with impaired nutrition,irritable bowel syndrome,etc. Impaired healing & response to any illness might be expected.Once they get it under control by avoiding gluten & any cross reacting factors like food dyes,food allergies, their response to any illness is like anyone else. ...Read more
Can I (male) get genital herpes by french kissing a girl with genital herpes (type 2)? Thank you.
Can we infected with HIV virus on sex intercourse with multiple partners who are non-hiv infected even using condoms/taking other preventive measures.
No: If you are HIV negative and all your partners are also HIV negative, then you cannot get HIV infected through sex. This is especially the case if using barrier protection like condoms. However, how do you know for sure that even one of your multiple partners is not HIV infected. He/she could have been recently infected and hasn't had an HIV test since that time. Its a dangerous practice. ...Read more
If the rates of transmission are so low (8 percent for YEAR with infected partner or lower), why/how do 40-50 million people have genital herpes?
Sex and Math: Approximately 1 in 5 or 6 US adults and teens have HSV type 2 infections and do not know it. According to the CDC 776, 000 in the US get new infections yearly. So a lot of people are going around having unprotected sex spreading a virus without knowledge. Question the 8 percent per year rate.? Sex partners need to get blood tests before becoming intimate, use condom, if + take antivirals. ...Read more
No: Same as if one or both have it. ...Read more
For a monogamous couple, both with HSV-2, who never had an outbreak below the waist, but had outbreaks (type-2, not 1) in their mouth, is it safe, *in terms of HSV only* of course, to have unprotected sex when no outbreaks are present? Nothing is 100% saf
Most likely: It might be overconfident of me to say that neither of you could develop an outbreak if re-exposed. However, if both of you had detectable antibodies to HSV-2, it's unlikely that either could develop more than a limited outbreak in the worst case scenario. I will reiterate your statement that your question is narrowly confined to considerations of HSV only. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Herpes: What is genital herpes? Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (std) caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (hsv-1) or type 2 (hsv-2). Most genital herpes is caused by hsv-2. Most individuals have no or only minimal signs or symptoms from hsv-1 or hsv-2 infection. When signs do occur, they typically appear as one or more blisters on or around the genitals or rectum. ...Read more
Yes!: This is a permanent disease. Whoever gave you this should have been on remitive therapy. That said, you may have more inherent immunity and outbreaks can be few and far between. If you get into a new relationship, should should be on remitive therapy yourself and advise your partner of your condition! ...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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