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Genital Herpes Std
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Can genital herpes or any STD be spread through sharing soap or a bottle of body wash? What about towels?
Herpes: Patient is always at risk of sheeding even if asymptomatic. 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. May need to repeat testing in 6 weeks, 3 months, or 6 months depends on what you have, assuming no more exposure. ...Read more
Depends on situation: If fresh blisters/sores, best is PCR test for the virus, or culture if PCR not available. If no current symptoms/outbreak, a type-specific immunoglobulin G (IgG) blood test. From either, it's crucial to learn HSV type, since genital HSV1 is very different than HSV2. Never request or accept an HSV IgM test (see comment to follow). Each STD must be tested separately; there is no single test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Angiokeratomas : is it a std that is not curable and will always come back such as genital herpes or genital warts?
30 yr old male. Diangosis with genital herpes and hpv. Do these std's cause extreme fatigue? Will antivirals combat this fatigue? Not rec'ving tx/meds now
Is it possible that after dating someone for a year and a half and having no symptoms out of no where I get an outbreak? Hi, well for starters I was diagnosed with genital herpes two days ago... I've been extremely depressed ever since. I've had an STD te
It: It is possible that one of you were carrying the virus for an extended period of time. It does not necessarily mean anyone is cheating. I am so sorry that this is happening for you but there is safe effective treatment. Please have your boyfriend go get checked also. And if your depression is continuing then please also arrange counseling for that. I wish you the best. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suffer from severe genital itching. It's not herpes 2 I do not have any blisters. I'm tested positive for herpes 1.I'm not sure what other STD can it?
Genital itching: Severe genital itching may be due to excessive dryness or reaction to clothing, detergents, yeast infection or other dermatelogical conditions like lichen sclerosis and atrophicus. Perhaps having a consultation with a dermatologist would shed light on your symptom and would yield a diagnosis and effective treatment prescribed. ...Read more
How serious of an STD is herpes nowadays? I recently found out that as many as 90% of americans have been exposed to HSV type 1 (oral or genital), and that doctors don't routinely test for it even with a "full" STD screen. It seems like doctors consider h
Usually not serious: It's more like 50% of adult Americans who have HSV1, moslty oral but often genital. HSV2 genital herpes is more important: more outbreaks and much more sexual transmission than HSV1. Most of the seriousness of herpes is psychological: sense of contamination & fear of transmission. Routine testing for HSV is controversial: HSV1 is so common and usually not an STD, and HSV2 tests can be misleading. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For yrs I been have a bump or lymp node on the my vagina. My STDs test are clear. I thought I had herpes or genital warts. But my boyfriend and I had unprotected sex over a yr he don't have no bump. Help.
When a finger (s) with mid scab wound is exposed to genital herpes and the wound heals before GH can manifest does finger artist become 1of 90%?
Mnay: First time around you may get systemic symptoms of fever, chills, malaise, an outbreak of numerous blister-like lesions on the genetalia which will rupture and leave very tender and painful ulcers which may last as long as 10-14days. The female genetalia may become swollen and tender to the point that she cannot walk. The man can develop severe swelling which may partially impede free urination. ...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