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Can a girl get genital herpes if her male partner uses a condom and is in medication to treat his herpes?

Can a girl get genital herpes if her male partner uses a condom and is in medication to treat his herpes?

Lesions there say no: Herpes infectious in all its forms (cold sores, genital and shingles/zoster) is contagious as long as the rash is present, and the sores are healing. Even with a condom, if lesions are present the chance of spread is high. Best to avoid even protected sex as long as male has any sores, new or healing. And caution as any contact such as oral sex can cause spread as well. ...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


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Can a girl get genital herpes if her male partner uses a condom and is taking medication?

Can a girl get genital herpes if her male partner uses a condom and is taking medication?

Less likely: Condoms should generally protect you from genital herpes being transmitted to you by your partner, but condoms do break, they can leak around the edges, few people use them 100% of the time, and if he performs oral sex on you, you can get it that way. ...Read more

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What is genital herpes? Does it occur in both men and women? If so, what are the symptoms in both cases ?

Herpes is an STD: Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection, that occurs in both men and women. Many people who have it don't know they have it because they may have few to absent symptoms. Symptoms are different for different people, but many people describe a tingling, burning, or itchy sensation with or without little blisters. Symptoms can be very mild or very severe. It is a very common virus. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with genital herpes, after the out break is gone am I contagious. I am a 52 year old male?

I was just diagnosed with genital herpes, after the out break is gone am I contagious. I am a 52 year old male?

Not once rash gone: Herpes infectious in all its forms (cold sores, genital and shingles/zoster) is contagious as long as the rash is present, and the sores are healing. Once gone, the virus "goes to sleep" in the body, usually along a nerve and can reawaken due to various things like stress. While rare, some people can transmit the virus through bodily fluids without lesions, so nothing is quite 100%.Use condom! ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with genital herpes today. It really hurts when I urinate what can I do? Ps I am a female even though my profile says male!

I was diagnosed with genital herpes today. It really hurts when I urinate what can I do? Ps I am a female even though my profile says male!

Genital herpes: Primary (first episode) genital herpes can be much more severe than episodes with relapse in the future (if they occur). Ulcers can be associated with pain on urination and can precipitate urinary retention. Appropriate antiviral treatment with Acyclovir or valacyclovir should help healing. ...Read more

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I am a 27 year old straight male and I contracted genital herpes 2 months ago. Is it possible to pass on the virus even when I have no symptoms?

I am a 27 year old straight male and I contracted genital herpes 2 months ago. Is it possible to pass on the virus even when I have no symptoms?

Yes-herpes is tricky: Most people don't have outbreaks once they acquire herpes-so hopefully that is you, since they can be painful and embarrassing. You might be a risk though, even WITHOUT obvious rashes/sores because of something called 'asymptomatic viral shedding'. The best thing is to TALK to your partner(s) AND use protection. Barrier protection isn't 100% though for a number of reasons. There are antivirals too ...Read more

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Can I (male) get genital herpes by french kissing a girl with genital herpes (type 2)? Thank you.

No: Unless she has the genital herpes on her lips, which is possible, then just kissing will not expose you to the genital herpes. ...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)

This is 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