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How contagious is genital herpes? Is there any treatment that will suppress genital herpes for a long period of time? I just want to know how contagious genital herpes is. Also i want to know if there are any treatments to suppress hsv2 for a long period

Hello. : Hello. If you have active disease it is very contagious. If you have sores you should not have sex. Even if a condom is used it might not adequately prevent contact with all of the lesions. Remember that herpes can be spread even when there aren't active lesions. Regarding suppression, some people with frequent outbreaks receive daily medication (i.e., acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir). ...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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Can I have sex during a herpes outbreak and if I do how can I protect my period?

Can I have sex during a herpes outbreak and if I do how can I protect my period?

Depends: If you have sex during a herpes outbreak you will be exposing your partner to the virus and then your partner might get the infection. However if your partner already has this infection then having sex won't hurt either of you. Use birth control as you usually do. ...Read more

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What is incubation period for herpes? Sat on toilet after person with herpes used it and scared!

What is incubation period for herpes? Sat on toilet after person with herpes used it and scared!

A week: If you do a blood test you are likely to find that you already have the virus without any diagnostic symptoms. If this is the case you are immune. Catching it from a toilet seat is possible but extremely rare. ...Read more

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If you touch someone with herpes can you prevent it before the incubation period can you just wash the part of where you touched it?

If you touch someone with herpes can you prevent it before the incubation period can you just wash the part of where you touched it?

Washing usually helps: Viruses gain access through any open skin wound. If you have a cut or an insect bite it is a potential portal of entry for any type of virus to set up housekeeping and cause trouble. Of course you're not going to end up with the herpes virus unless you have direct contact. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have first herpes outbreak after 10 years, or never realized it? Is it possible my wife didn't contract it during this period?

Yes: Herpes can stay quiet for a long time, so its not unusual to have had an outbreak long ago that you've completely forgotten about and then have it reappear now. ...Read more

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Trying to avoid getting my period seeing as tho it triggers herpes outbreaks. What should I do?

Trying to avoid getting my period seeing as tho it triggers herpes outbreaks. What should I do?

Talk to Dr: Talk to your doctor about contraception that does not have bleeding days. Have you tried L-Lysine? What about an antiviral medication? I recommend you see your doctor to discuss all of your options and possible strategies to prevent your herpes outbreaks. ...Read more

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I have 2 sores on my vagina and they are bleeding badly, could they be herpes? It's almost like a period.

I have 2 sores on my vagina and they are bleeding badly, could they be herpes? It's almost like a period.

Doubt herpes: Herpes sores almost never bleed, so it's probably something else. All vaginal or genital bleeding requires professional evaluation. It isn't necessarily serious, but don't take chances; see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Non stop period for.two month what could it be?? I have hep-c herpes and mersa !

Non stop period for.two month what could it be?? I have hep-c herpes and mersa !

Indeterminate cause: If you had advanced hepatitis C mediated cirrhosis and poor synthetic function (your liver makes proteins among dealing with other important things), you could be at increased risk of bleeding from this. Nevertheless, if you have herpes, you could also have other sexually transmitted infections, some of which can cause issues which could make you bleed. Get a pelvic exam. ...Read more

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What to do when antivirals taken over long period of time seem to have no effect on herpes ulcers?

What to do when antivirals taken over long period of time seem to have no effect on herpes ulcers?

Behçet's Disease: Behçet's disease has a high degree of resemblance to diseases that cause mucocutaneous lesions such as herpes simplex labialis. If you have chronic ulcerations that do not respond to anti-viral medications, have your doc reevaluate your ulcers. Take care. ...Read more

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What. Is the incubation period for genital herpes?

What. Is the incubation period for genital herpes?

4-10 days: A primary or new infection will show up in about one week and take several weeks to resolve. Many new cases are from hsv1 as a result of oral sex. ...Read more

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Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more