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Doctor insights on: Does Sexually Transmitted Infections Cause Genital Herpes

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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Is genital herpes just sexually transmitted or can you accidently give yourself genital herpes from a cold sore?

See below: Genital herpes used to be just Herpes simplex type 2. Cold sore used to be just Herpes simplex type 1. However, that is no longer the case. Either virus can appear as the genital or cold sore form. You can transfer one type to the opposite site. However, both herpes are transmissable only when you have active lesions filled with fluid (full of virus). ...Read more

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Std possibility that seems impossible. I have what appears to be genital herpes although the circumstances required to have obtained it are implausible. I've been in three sexual relationships, all committed, all months apart. My current relationship is 1

Std possibility that seems impossible. I have what appears to be genital herpes although the circumstances required to have obtained it are implausible. I've been in three sexual relationships, all committed, all months apart. My current relationship is 1

Not implausible...: Dr. Engrav is correct, i.e. be certain the diagnosis is accurate. Assuming it is, there's still nothing "implausible" in this situation. Genital herpes is often acquired or first diagnosed in mutually committed relationships, often only after years of regular unprotected sex. You could have had it a long time, without symptoms until recently. Or one of your partners was unknowingly infected. ...Read more

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When you have blood drawn can they determine if you have any type of sexual diseases like genital herpes, hiv, STD etc?

When you have blood drawn can they determine if you have any type of sexual diseases like genital herpes, hiv, STD etc?

Yes, if asked for.: Blood tests can determine several sexual diseases after a period of time after exposure, like syphilis, hiv, herpes, and hepatitis b. It is not the only way for many of them. Syphilis can be found out by swabbing affected areas, as can herpes which can even be diagnosed visually. But gonorrhea and chlamydia are diagnosed by culture and urinalysis. Hpv is determined by pap smear and biopsy. ...Read more

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My husband gave me genital herpes through a canker sore--but his STD test came back negative for hsv1? Why is that? I have only had one sexual partner: my husband. I contracted genital herpes because he had a canker sore in his mouth and performed oral se

My husband gave me genital herpes through a canker sore--but his STD test came back negative for hsv1? Why is that? I have only had one sexual partner: my husband. I contracted genital herpes because he had a canker sore in his mouth and performed oral se

Test failure: The tests for viral presence and accurate identification (hsv-1 and hsv-2) are not 100% accurate. They tend to look for antibodies for the particular virus, which may not have yet been detectable when the test was performed. A re-test with one of the newer screening tests is advisable. ...Read more

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Can sexually transmitted infections cause long term health problems?

Can sexually transmitted infections cause long term health problems?

Sex Effects: Sexual transmitted diseases, if untreated, can cause long term health problems. Syphilis is a good example, which can cause heart, and nervous system disorders including dementia and insanity. Others like HIV can result in aids and death. Hepatitis can lead to liver cancer and death. Some infections can result in chronic fatigue, depression and other cancers like cervical and penile cancer. ...Read more

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Can any sexually transmitted infections (sti) cause hearing loss and ringing in ears?

Can any sexually transmitted infections (sti) cause hearing loss and ringing in ears?

Neurosyphilis: Incredibly rare in this era, however, tertiary syphilis can cause neurological symptoms including hearing loss, tinnitus and vertigo. A simple blood test can determine this. ...Read more

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Since I have a cold sore does that mean I have the sexually transmitted disease herpes?

Since I have a cold sore does that mean I have the sexually transmitted disease herpes?

Not necessarily: Cold sores are relatively common and can be acquired without sexual contact.Some kids have them from an early age.The strain of herpes differs to some extent, from that of genital disease.However, those who engage in oral sex with someone shedding the genital virus can acquire cold sores from that contact. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get eye herpes or other sexually transmitted disease from getting infected semen in your eye?

Is it possible to get eye herpes or other sexually transmitted disease from getting infected semen in your eye?

Yes: Although to my knowledge that study has never been performed. It would seem likely that exposure of a mucous membrane such as the eye to infected semen could result in transmission of disease. ...Read more

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Hello i need to know if a urinary infection is the result of a sexually transmitted disease?

Hello i need to know if a urinary infection is the result of a sexually transmitted disease?

UTI versus STD: A good medical provider that you trust should be safe to discuss all of your concerns and your recent history...Including your sexual history. But, along with the urine culture that must be happening, the provider can also test for common stds that can also cause the symptoms of a uti. ...Read more

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Is sexually transmitted infections possible without having real sex?

Is sexually transmitted infections possible without having real sex?

Yes: Any exchange of bodily fluids can increase your risks of acquiring a sexually transmitted disease (i.e. Oral sex). Certain viruses out there are dna virues (herpes, hpv, etc.), which means once you have it, you have it for life; we can treat them...But we cannot cure them. If you've had an intimate encounter with a high-risk individual, play it safe and see your doctor so you don't lose sleep. ...Read more

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How to prevent getting sexually transmitted infections? It will be my first time.

How to prevent getting sexually transmitted infections? It will be my first time.

Barrier protection.: If you will have sex. Know your partners past. Been promiscuous? Important point. If you will have sex than a condom for the male is essential. ...Read more

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Could the progesterone IUD protect against sexually transmitted infections?

Could the progesterone IUD protect against sexually transmitted infections?

No: Iud's are a great way to prevent pregnancy but they do not protect against sexually transmitted infections. You should continue to use condoms to protect yourself from infections. With Progesterone iud's the cervical mucous is thickened and there is a slight decrease risk of pelvic inflammatory disease after the 1st 2 weeks but you can still catch something. Be smart and use a condom. ...Read more

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Could all types of birth control prevent sexually transmitted infections (stis)?

Could all types of birth control prevent sexually transmitted infections (stis)?

No: Most forms of birth coontrol are designed to prevent pregnancy and are not effective to prevent stds. Condoms may give some protection. ...Read more

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I have a concern regarding sexually transmitted diseases. If a guy inserts his penis once and then puts on condom is there a high risk of infection?

I have a concern regarding sexually transmitted diseases.  If a guy inserts his penis once and then puts on condom is there a high risk of infection?

Not high but some...: This is playing with fire. Condoms need to be used 100% of the time to have some reassurance regarding sexually transmitted infection. While the risk would not be great with inserting the penis once, it is still a risk. Advise protecting yourself all the time with use of a condom all the time. ...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


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