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How can I get genital herpes?

How can I get genital herpes?

...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not need to be an open sore to get the virus. This is known as “asymptomatic shedding.” there is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk of getting herpes. ...Read more

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How do you get genital herpes?

How do you get genital herpes?

...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not need to be an open sore to get the virus. This is known as “asymptomatic shedding.” there is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk of getting herpes. ...Read more

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If I had genital herpes, how did I get shingles?

If I had genital herpes, how did I get shingles?

Not related: Genital herpes is caused by herpes simplex virus I or ii. Shingles is caused by the "chicken pox" virus, which is also a herpes virus (herpes zoster). The only people who get shingles, are those who have had the chicken pox. ...Read more

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Is it hard for a man to get genital herpes from hsv-1?

Herpes: I do not understand what you are really asking. Herpes can infect any part of the human skin. If one does not have a history of previously being infected with herpes they can get this if exposed anywhere they are exposed to it. ...Read more

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Can I get some relife by antifungal ointment in genital herpes?

Genital Herpes: No. Genital herpes can be itchy or painful. Anti-fungal medication would not treat either. You would be better off with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or other anti-itch lotion or cream. ...Read more

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Will genital herpes show up on a blood test required to get married?

Will genital herpes show up on a blood test required to get married?

Usually not tested: Different states have different requirements for pre-marital tests. While a blood test can detect history or infection with herpes, I do not know that any state requires it. If you have genital herpes, you owe it to your potential spouse/partner to disclose it. ...Read more

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Cab you get oral herpes from drinking after someone who has genital herpes?

Contagious: Genital herpes is usually transmitted by contact with the genital area. If a person with eruptions touches your glass it's possible for the virus to be transmitted to you that way. Genital herpes virus can also cause herpes infection in the oral area. ...Read more

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Could you get infected with your own genital herpes on the face with urine?

Could you get infected with your own genital herpes on the face with urine?

Very unlikely: Transfer of HSV infection to another part of the body (auto-inoculation) sometimes occurs during the first few weeks after catching the virus. Once someone has had genital or oral herpes more than 2-3 months, auto-inoculation is very rare. Use common sense hygiene, i.e. wash hands after toilet, and limit hand contact with face/eyes during genital herpes outbreaks. Otherwise no worries about it. ...Read more

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Can you get genital herpes from having anal sex when neither partner has it?

Can you get genital herpes from having anal sex when neither partner has it?

Herpes is a: Viral infection, so if you are absolutely sure that neither partner has it, no. But you need to have blood tests to make sure that you or your partner never had infection, even if there are no open lesions now. ...Read more

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Would you say it's easy to get herpes in the eyes if you have genital herpes?

Complex: There are different types of herpes infections in humans. The genital herpes virus usually does not affect the eye, but it can and does. Please see a corneal specialist for further evaluation. Please also speak to your doctor about treatment which will lessen your outbreaks. Feel better. ...Read more

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How else could you get genital herpes other than having sex with a partner who has it?

How else could you get genital herpes other than having sex with a partner who has it?

No other way: Your are always at risk of sheeding even if not having outbreak. Incubation period could be 2-12 days, in some cases up to 26 days.
The only way to avoid std is by abstinence.
Latex codom is just a barrier to prevent std, patient can still get or transmit std when wearing a condom. ...Read more

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Do you think that I could get genital herpes if I let someone suck me without a condom?

If that person has: An active herpes lesion in the mouth or are secreting the herpes virus before they see the lesion then you could get herpes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of genital herpes? How many blisters do you have to get at one time?

Painful blisters: Often is preceded by strange sensation followed by one or more painful blisters that rupture and then dry out and heal. ...Read more

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Can you get infected with genital herpes if you touched your own urine and then touch your face?

Can you get infected with genital herpes if you touched your own urine and then touch your face?

Herpes: That sounds very unlikely. Herpes can spread fairly easily through contact with body fluids. When in doubt, a blood test can confirm or exclude herpes 1 or 2. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has genital herpes. Can I get genital herpes from his saliva if he performs oral sex on me?

My boyfriend has genital herpes. Can I get genital herpes from his saliva if he performs oral sex on me?

See below: You could not be infected from the virus in his genital area by his oral contact with you. But if he also ever has or had genital hsv2 or oral hsv1 cold sores you could catch either of these viruses in your genitals by oral -genital contact with him. Oral hsv 1 causes 10% of genital herpes and genital hsv2 causes 10% of oral herpes. Both can be spread when no visible lesions are present. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone to get genital herpes on their hands by touching someone's butt who has herpes?

Is it possible for someone to get genital herpes on their hands by touching someone's butt who has herpes?

No risk, no worries: In theory this could happen, in reality it never does. Almost every sexually active person has hand contact with their partners' genital and anal areas, but nobody ever gets herpes of the fingers. Don't worry about it. ...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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I have genital herpes, do I need to be on medication to get rid of the outbreak, or can I do without meds. And it go away.?

Let me explain: There's no cure for genital herpes. Treatment with prescription antiviral medications may:
help sores heal sooner during an initial outbreak
lessen the severity and duration of symptoms in recurrent outbreaks
reduce the frequency of recurrence
minimize the chance of transmitting the herpes virus to another. ...Read more

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If a HIV man positive he transfer genital herpes to a negative women is that means she get HIV too even if they have safe sex?

If a HIV man positive he transfer genital herpes to a negative women is that means she get HIV too even if they have safe sex?

No: Herpes & HIV are two different viral infections. Passing one does not mean you will pass the other. However, there is definitely a real possibility of passing both. To reduce the risk, the HIV + person should be on anti-retrovirals & protease inhibitors. The person should also always watch for herpes lesions & be on treatment if any occur. They should also practice safe sex esp with lesions. ...Read more

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What is the probability of transmitting genital herpes from asymptomatic shedding and is it possible to get it from blood or semen?

If someone has asymp: Shedding then it can be transmitted that is one of teh main ways people get it from someone else cause one person is shedding the virus and does not realize it, Valtrex (valacyclovir) everyday will prevent that. ...Read more

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Can I get genital herpes from giving oral sex to a man? Could I have passed it on to my current partner who I have unprotected sex w and I got it?

Can I get genital herpes from giving oral sex to a man? Could I have passed it on to my current partner who I have unprotected sex w and I got it?

Yes: You could pick up HSV from giving oral sex to a man with an open lesion. The HSV would be on your lip so you would eventually get a fever blister. Then if you had an open lesion on your lip you could give it to your current partner. You also could transfer the virus from your hands that touched the man with active HSV to your own genitals - it takes open skin to open skin for transmission. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how likely it is to get genital herpes after one time encounter of the condom breaking? The were no sores present at the time.

Can someone tell me how likely it is to get genital herpes after one time encounter of the condom breaking? The were no sores present at the time.

No way to predict: Herpes simplex is very easy to transmit during intercourse, and whether or not there were active lesions, the virus can be shed in bodily secretions. If you are going to get this you should know quite soon. ...Read more

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I heard the only way you can get HIV is someone who is infected with it but if I have genital herpes there's a possible chance I can get HIV explain?

You explained: HIV is transmitted by infected person by unprotected sex or by shared needles. Causal contact will not transmit the disease. ...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


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Genital Herpes (Definition)

A skin and mucous membrane infection of the soft tissues of the genitals, either male or female. It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex and transmitted person to person by direct contact. It produces small blister-like lesions which break down and form shallow ulcers which are ...Read more