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Dating Someone With Oral Herpes
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
Can someone with oral herpes on both mouth and vaginal area go through a natural birth? Or do they need to have a c-section?
Herpes virus: Oral herpes (hsv1) is most often from physical contact with an infected individual. Genital herpes (hsv2) is most often always contracted from sexual contact, and few cases have been shown of hsv1 coming from oral-genital contact, but the two are all but indistinguishable from each other. Maby the answer to your question is can you get herpes by not having sex, answer is yes. Just contact. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hsv1: Probably the overall fear is due to the name herpes, and its association with a sexually transmitted disease. Also once a person contracts either hsv1 or hsv2, there is no getting rid of it. It is known as 'the gift that keeps on giving'. After an outbreak, sometimes a very painfull experience, the sores go away, but the virus lives dormant in the spinal nerve ganglia, and can reapear any time. ...Read more
Is it possible to get Oral herpes, specifically, from sharing a glass with someone? If so, how soon could it develop?
Very rare: In general, HSV is transmitted only by direct skin to skin contact with an infected person, like kissing or sex. The virus is rarely if ever transmitted by sharing drinking or eating utensils. Also not by shared towels, clothing, or toilets. Whenever HSV is caught, symptoms usually start 3-5 days later, sometimes up to 10-14 days. ...Read more
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