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If I am dating someone who has genital herpes, how can I prevent getting the disease?

If I am dating someone who has genital herpes, how can I prevent getting the disease?

Condoms: It has been shown that if you are very careful and avoid contact during "known "infective periods still 10% will transmit hsv.My best answer: have partner start Valtrex (valacyclovir) treatment daily. ...Read more

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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Is it possible that after dating someone for a year and a half and having no symptoms out of no where i get an outbreak? Hi, well for starters i was diagnosed with genital herpes two days ago... I've been extremely depressed ever since. I've had an STD te

Is it possible that after dating someone for a year and a half and having no symptoms out of no where i get an outbreak? Hi, well for starters i was diagnosed with genital herpes two days ago... I've been extremely depressed ever since. I've had an STD te

It : It is possible that one of you were carrying the virus for an extended period of time. It does not necessarily mean anyone is cheating. I am so sorry that this is happening for you but there is safe effective treatment. Please have your boyfriend go get checked also. And if your depression is continuing then please also arrange counseling for that. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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Are people with genital herpes recommended to take daily anti-virals?

Are people with genital herpes recommended to take daily anti-virals?

Sometimes: There are some situations in which some physicians will prescribe antivirals in the hopes of preventing or limiting the frequency of outbreaks of active lesions. ...Read more

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Why are people with genital herpes considered more contagious their first year of infection?

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

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How common is genital herpes?

How common is genital herpes?

Very common. : Millions of people have this but many ( often, men), don't know they have it. ...Read more

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How can I get genital herpes?

How can I get genital herpes?

...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not need to be an open sore to get the virus. This is known as “asymptomatic shedding.” there is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk of getting herpes. ...Read more

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How do you get genital herpes?

How do you get genital herpes?

...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not need to be an open sore to get the virus. This is known as “asymptomatic shedding.” there is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk of getting herpes. ...Read more

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How can I treat genital herpes?

How can I treat genital herpes?

...: Genital herpes can be treated with several different medications including acyclovir, Famciclovir and valacyclovir. Treatment can be offered as the outbreaks occur. But if someone has multiple frequent outbreaks, consideration can be given to suppressive therapy (i.e. Take medication daily to prevent outbreaks). Talk to your doctor about your options. ...Read more

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Genital herpes how can it spread?

Genital herpes how can it spread?

Herpes : Herpes is transmitted skin to skin from the site on your skin where you are infected. ...Read more

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Can genital herpes 1 turn into 2?

Herpes Simplex: 1 ; 2 can both be located either genitally or orally. However, one does not actually morph into the other. ...Read more

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Can people die from genital herpes?

Can people die from genital herpes?

No it's not fatal: Genital herpes can be painful but no it's not fatal for adults. However, if a pregnant woman has active herpes lesions during her 3rd trimester of pregnancy she may be advised to have a c-section to avoid passing it to the newborn during delivery. Antiviral medications such as Acyclovir and valacyclovir are both considered safe to take during pregnancy and are advised if there is a history. ...Read more

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Could I give myself genital herpes?

Yes: If you have herpes virus and had a sore on your mouth that you were touching, and then touched your genital area with saliva containing the virus, transfer could occur. ...Read more

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How common is having genital herpes?

Very common : One out of five americans are carriers of herpes type 2 antibodies. This means that they have a past exposure to genital herpes. Not all of these will actually have outbreaks or problems. ...Read more

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What does genital herpes look likes?

Clear blisters: Genital herpes has the appearance of blisters on a red base. Generally, these are painful and occurs in clusters. Consult with your doctor if you see these as treatments are available. ...Read more

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Could genital herpes ruin your life?

Having genital: Herpes may require one to adapt some behaviors but should not ruin one's life. ...Read more

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How is genital herpes typically spread?

How is genital herpes typically spread?

Sexual contact: Sexual contact with a person with active herpes can spread the infection to a partner, either genitally or orally. Some people have an active lesion and don't know it. If you don't know your partner, use a condom! ...Read more

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How do I know if I have genital herpes?

How do I know if I have genital herpes?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Is genital herpes becoming more common?

Is genital herpes becoming more common?

Not necessarily: According to the cdc the rates of genital herpes have remained stable over the last decade following declines in the 90s. It is estimated that 1 in 6 americans between 14-49 have genital herpes with the highest rate among african american women (up to 48%). The more sexual partners you have the more likely you are to contract it. http://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/herpes-nhanes-2010.htm. ...Read more

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Does genital herpes cause testiclepain?

Not generally: In general it does not. Testicular pain is either a bacterial infection (epididymitis) or even viral. Other things to consider is torsion. ...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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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