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How do I tell my partner I have herpes?

How do I 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 more

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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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How to tell your partners you had herpes?

How to tell your partners you had herpes?

You might not be: Able to if there are no obvious lesions. There is usually 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. (herpes simplex type ii). ...Read more

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How can I tell my partner that I have herpes?

With care: Just as with any other sensitive subject, broach the topic in a private, controlled situation. ...Read more

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I understand herpes without symptoms is a low risk of transmission to partner. How low? Do i need to tell him? He is married

I understand herpes without symptoms is a low risk of transmission to partner. How low? Do i need to tell him? He is married

Impossible to tell: For an individual, transmission either happens or not with every sexual contact. Risk goes down w/suppressive antivirals taken daily but not to zero. I believe your partner has a right to know. I would also suggest that you continue using a condom. Just because he is married, unfortunately this does not exclude possibility of transmitting an infection to you. You also have to take care of yourself. ...Read more

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Could i tell my partner about herpes (viral stomatitis)?

Could i tell my partner about herpes (viral stomatitis)?

Not the same: Stomatitis is usually “aphthous , ” in which case we don’t know the cause, or it can be caused by viruses other than herpes. Herpes typically causes lesions on the lips. Stomatitis usually occurs in children with the first episode. Since almost all adults already have hsv-1, telling partners isn’t necessary, but it’s reasonable to avoid kissing or oral sex when you have oral ulcers or cold sores. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have herpes but not any symptoms and we don't use a condom can my partner still get it?

Can you tell me if I have herpes but not any symptoms and we don't use a condom can my partner still get it?

Yes: If you are shedding the virus from your tissues during intercourse this could be passed. It is much less likely when you have no visible lesions but it is possible. ...Read more

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A friend has had 12 sex partners protected & unprotected sex I tell her she should get tested for herpes what are the chances she might have hsv2?

A friend has had 12 sex partners protected & unprotected sex I tell her she should get tested for herpes what are the chances she might have hsv2?

Cant be specific: She either has it or she doesn't. Obviously she has put herself at higher risk by having multiple partners but they all could be clean, or she not be susceptible. If worried, she should see her OB-GYN to get evaluated and tested. ...Read more

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What to do if I have genital herpes, should I tell every new partner?

What to do if I have genital herpes, should I tell every new partner?

Yes: When you have dated the person more than a few times and feel comfortable, that is the time to bring up the subject. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have gotten genital herpes from my partner even though he's never had signs of herpes?

Possibly: If he has the virus in his system it's possible to transfer the virus even though he may not have an obvious infection. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do if I have herpes simplex II from oral sex with partner on valtrex (valacyclovir)?

Can you tell me what to do if I have herpes simplex II from oral sex with partner on valtrex (valacyclovir)?

First be sure!: You can be tested for herpes 1 ; 2, to see if you have had one or both. If you do, then you will need treatment if you develop lesions of herpes in your mouth, lips, etc. You would be contagious. If you do not have herpes, then barrier protection and your partner taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) faithfully are musts! ...Read more

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If you get cold sores, should you tell partners that you could give then genital herpes if you give them oral sex?

HV 1 or 2 ?: Oral herpes is a common infection of the mouth area. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1). There are two types of hsv, termed hsv-1 and hsv-2. See links for more information: 1) http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/oral_herpes/article_em.Htm 2) http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000606.Htm. ...Read more

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Is there a way to tell when i was infected with genital herpes. I received positive test results today from a herpes swab culture. I had a blood test back in june that came back negative. I have been with the same sexual partner since november of 2009. On

Is there a way to tell when i was infected with genital herpes. I received positive test results today from a herpes swab culture. I had a blood test back in june that came back negative. I have been with the same sexual partner since november of 2009. On

Herpes : Herpes is caused by a virus that can lie dormant in the body for years. Because of this, you can catch it from someone who has never even had any symptoms. Since you had a negative test in june and a positive test now, it's safe to say you probably contracted herpes sometime between then and now, but when and from who cannot be determined. Either partner could have transmitted it to you and your outbreak would not have necessarily coincided with when you contracted it. I attached a center for disease control website with information about herpes below. ...Read more

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The best time to tell your partner bout herpies? and should we be using protection? also how long after using needle exposed to hep c can i get teste

The best time to tell your partner bout herpies? and should we be using protection? also how long after using needle exposed to hep c can i get teste

Inform b4 sex: The best time to tell any sex partner about STD's or Herpes is PRIOR to any sexual encounter so they have an option to say no, if desired. Herpes is easily transmitted during its" vesicle (blister) stage and condoms don't always cover the affected areas. Hepatitis C needle exposure should be blood tested now. ...Read more

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Herpes and telling a partner?

Herpes and telling a partner?

Yes?: Would you not want to know if a potential sexual partner was likely to pass sometning on to you? It is patently unethical not to tell people what the risks of interacting with you are, particularly when it comes to a lifetime of potential problems. ...Read more

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How can you tell if I have herpes?

How can you tell if I have herpes?

Get tested: Hsv2 has variable length asymptomatic periods, so short of noticing an outbreak, best way is to get tested. See: http://stdtesting.Com/how-many-people-have-herpes --for more information and helpful links. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about herpes 1&2?

Can you tell me more about herpes 1&2?

In 400 characters or: Less? Here are some great mayo clinic articles. Herpes simplex 1: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/cold-sore/basics/definition/con-20021310 ; herpes simplex 2: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/genital-herpes/basics/definition/con-20020893. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have herpes by looking?

How can I tell if I have herpes by looking?

Loos like lesions or: Sores but other conditions can look tehesame so do not self diagnose see your gyn ! your gyn can look and do a culture and blood work. ...Read more