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Do I Need Shingles Vaccine If I Might Have Had Genital Herpes
The shingles vaccine protects your body from reactivation of a virus — the chickenpox (varicella-zoster) virus — that most people are exposed to during childhood. When you recover from chickenpox, the virus stays latent in your body. For unknown reasons, though, the latent virus sometimes gets reactivated years later, causing shingles. The shingles ...Read more
Yes: You can even be contagious without blisters being apparent through a phenomenon called viral shedding. ...Read more
Herpes simplex: Yes you can be tested for the presence of antibodies to this virus, although the assessment of whether it is types 1 or 2 cannot be reliably determined by antibody testing. If you have antibodies it means that the virus is in your body in a latent form. It may or may not ever produce active lesions. There is no way in which to predict this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herpes simplex: Possibly.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had a shingle vaccine i jan now i think i may have shingles can you still get. Shingles if you have the vaccine! if so would it be a milder case?
I had unprotected oral sex. If I do not develop any herpes symptoms after 14-21 days should I worry about genital herpes? Or should I get tested?
Yes.: Yes, with care. The herpes virus is not transmitted through breast milk, but your baby could get infected by touching a blister on your body. To avoid this, always keep clean clothing between your baby and any affected area of skin. Thoroughly wash your hands after using the toilet or touching a sore, and wash your hands and lay a clean towel on your lap before holding your baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but...: Yes, and keep in mind that herpes is certainly contagious. See your doctor and discuss medications that might help. Also, have a discussion with your sex partners. It they are already positive for herpes, as well, then there is much less to worry about. Best of luck to you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I tested positive for hsv2 antibodies but have never had an outbreak/symptoms, do I actually have herpes and am I contagious?
Herpes and shingles: are clinically completely different diseases and two different viruses, herpes simplex virus and varicella-zoster. HSV causes sores around the mouth and in the genital area, whereas shingles, which produces pain, itching, and fluid-filled blisters on nerve trajectory. ...Read more
How likely am I to get genital herpes from my partner if we have protected sex and he's not having an outbreak?
Still possible: It is possible to transmit herpes even when you aren't having an outbreak. Condoms help but don't completely protect you. The use of prophylactic antivirals such as valacyclovir has been shown to do a better job of both preventing outbreaks and transmission. Hope this helps. ...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
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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