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Do I Have To Tell My Partner I Have Herpes
Honesty : Honesty is the only decent thing. If you care about the other person you must show basic consideration. Genital herpes is common: your partner may already have it. A blood test is often positive in people who did not know they were infected. Type 1 herpes (cold sores on the face) is even more common & results in partial protection against genital herpes. If your partner is already infected you ar. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Do I have to tell my boyfriend I have hpv? If i don't have any warts or lesions, do I have to tell someone i'm dating that I have hpv?
It : It would be highly unethical not to tell him. You can infect someone even if you are not symptomatic. Think of the golden rule: would you want someone to infect you and not even tell you that they were infected.? ...Read more
Yes,: If you want to be free of trichomoniasis both you ; your partner need to be treated. Trichomoniasis can be treated w one or multiple oral doses of Metronidazole or tinidazole. These are antibiotics which your doctor can order. It is my opinion that you are ethically obligated to inform your partner of this sexually transmitted disease. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think I have herpes, it's terrifying but i need to know if i can ever have unprotected sex to try and have children without infecting my partner?
First get checked: Before you drive yourself crazy, get a test for herpes, than depending on the results, sit down with your dr. And discuss the future you will have and what you will need to do to prevent the spread of infection. There are also several medications that can help you if positive for genital herpes. ...Read more
See your doctor: If your suspect you have Herpes you should firstly see your dr to confirm it then learn to ascertain your contact avoidance, start treatment with topically med and oral rp as well with regular follow up and never try to take care by yourself. Take care,. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease. It is a viral infection. If you have had sex (especially unprotected sex without a latex condom and spermicidal lubricant) with someone that you know has herpes, it is possible that you may have acquired the infection. Be safe... Using protection will decrease the chances of getting sexually transmitted infections. ...Read more
See a GYN or derm: Why do you think this? If there are lesions, have them cultured. The blood test will not turn pos until 2 weeks. If the blood test is pos before then, it indicates previous infection. The blood test can differentiate type 1 (cold sore on face) from type 2 (genital) herpes. If there is concern, Acyclovir or valacyclovir are very effective & completely safe. If in doubt take either of these pills. ...Read more
How to get Pregnant: The dad and the doctor in me wishes you were in my office and we could speak frankly with compassion and non-judgement. You are still a child. You are not done growing. Why would you want to make your body go through all that pregnancy brings before you were done growing up? But, in general, if you fail to get pregnant in six months of trying then it is time for fertility testing for you and bf. ...Read more
Why bother: This is not AIDS or EBOLA. You are unlikely to succumb to a related issue. As many as 70% of college age women tested antibody positive for HPV in some studies, so you are not alone or unusual. If in the future some related issue comes up you can sort it out then. At this point, I see no value in your sharing a diagnosis with them that you don't understand yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
GT checked ASAP: IF you suspect, then get checked ASAP. Signs may fade fast. And you want to start you antivirus meds right away. Hope that helps. ...Read more
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