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Harder For Men To Get Genital Herpes
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
No: Does not matter if you are circ or not. ...Read more
Unclear: If you are asking whether your outbreaks will be more frequent because your partner's episodes are, the answer is not likely. The frequency of outbreaks appears to be primarily related to your own immune system. Once you get this virus it stays in your body the rest of your life, making its appearance periodically for reasons which are not always clear, but often involve stress. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Unfortunately hpv in a woman can often be present without the women knowing it. Genital warts are usually painless, so you often don't have any symptoms from them. Furthermore in women it is difficult to actually see everywhere that the warts might be. On a related note if you're known to have hpv, don't forget about regular pap smears! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How likely is it to contract HPV through heterosexual fondling (no genital to genital touching)? How likely is it to contract from receiving oral sex?
The vaccine, YES!: The hpv vaccine, or gardasil, is best known for its prevention of cervical cancers and cervical dysplasias. The hpv vaccine also protects against anal and rectal cancers, and is showing some promise in protection against esophageal and throat cancers that may be hpv related. It also offers protection against genital warts. So yes, get vaccinated! ...Read more
No but . . .: You might have more to get rid of if you wait. Go see your family doctor for treatment. It's really not difficult. If you don't have health insurance, search online for low cost, even free options. I've listed some possibilities on one of the webpages on my blog. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Strep Rash: yes, if they had a generalized Strep infection but that would be rare. It is much more likely to get lesions there from STDs. However, that being said go to the doctor. If the doctor diagnosed the rash and lesions as a certain infection then one has to believe it especially since we aren't there and don't have the clinical information or tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stay healthy: Herpes outbreaks can occur for a number of reasons, as well as for no apparent reason. The key is keeping your immune system as healthy as possible. This includes reducing stress, eating in a healthy manner, avoiding other illnesses, exercising regularly, getting adequate sleep, and many other "healthy" things. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you get an STD from giving oral pleasure? Does this rule apply to both men on men and men on women?
Yes: Yes to both questions.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Anywhere the infected skin touches skin can transmit. ...Read more
Genital herpes for 6 years. Is it possible to accidentally spread genital herpes to mouth after that long?
When are mouth ulcers herpes? Are herpes simplex virus 1 same as STDs herpes? How long do I have to wait after sexual contact to get tested?
Here's a heads-up: White, painful ulcers actually inside the mouth aren't herpes. They may be common aphthous ulcers, lupus, BEhcet's, pemphigus, Wegener's, due to agranulocytosis, or any of a number of others -- but not herpes. It's a common error. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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