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Please explain if it is possible to get genital herpes without sexual intercourse?

Please explain if it is possible to get genital herpes without sexual intercourse?

Yes: Yes, it is possible, if the person who has herpes has active lesions and is in contact with your genital area. ...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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What is the probability of getting herpes with no senual intercourse?

What is the probability of getting herpes with no senual intercourse?

Herpes: Herpes is a virus that is transmitted skin to skin or infected fluids to skin. There are two types of herpes, type one is the 'oral version and is found 75% of us. It is most commonly caught during childhood from other family members. Herpes type two is found in 25% of us and is thought to be most closely identified as the std herpes. Skin to skin means it can be caught even without intercours. ...Read more

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Is it 100 percent that I have herpes if my partner has it and we'v had intercourse?

Is it 100 percent that I have herpes if my partner has it and we'v  had intercourse?

No: Fortunately, not every exposure causes transmission of disease. But get it checked out and practice safe sex in the future. ...Read more

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I had unprotected intercourse a guy who had been diagnosed with herpes years ago. He said he has never transmitted it. Should I be concerned?

I had unprotected intercourse a guy who had been diagnosed with herpes years ago. He said he has never transmitted it. Should I be concerned?

Myths: First of course you must be concerned. Herpes is permanent. There are two types of herpes. 75% of Americans have the oral version of herpes and 25% have the genital version. The Genital Herpes virus can cause significant injury to a fetur during birthed. 90% of those who have herpes do not have outbreaks, but they are still just as contagious. Viral shedding happens regardless. ...Read more

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Could oral herpes be passed through intercourse?

Could oral herpes be passed through intercourse?

Yes: Hsv-1 ("oral herpes") can be passed through intercourse just as hsv-2 ("genital herpes") can. This distinction between the two has become clouded with the prevalence of oral sex and other uninhibited sexual acts. All the best! ...Read more

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How does herpes affect sexual intercourse?

How does herpes affect sexual intercourse?

Depends: First make sure your partner is aware so it is not spread without their knowledge. If a person has active outbreak it can be painful for that person, but otherwise there is no issue. ...Read more

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Chance of getting herpes with no sexual intercourse?

Chance of getting herpes with no sexual intercourse?

There is a chance: You can acquire herpes ( i think you are referring to genital herpes ) if there is contact with active lesion like by rubbing against the genitalia that has the lesion . Particularly if there is any skin break in you, the chances are higher. ...Read more

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Can oral herpes be passed through regular intercourse?

Can oral herpes be passed through regular intercourse?

Absolutely: To either party from either party. It can also be transmitted by oral sex or any contact of lesions on the genitals with another persons genitals. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have cold sores does that mean i can't have intercourse without spreading the herpes?

Can you tell me if I have cold sores does that mean i can't have intercourse without spreading the herpes?

Depends: It depends on what type of activity you engage in. Herpes virus is spread from skin to skin.If you don't want to spread it, avoid bringing it into contact with any area that would be at risk.There are a variety of things you can do during sex that share pleasure without exposure. Think it through. ...Read more

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My sister has herpes, isit possible that she can give it to me? Or isit only transferred through sexual intercourse?

My sister has herpes, isit possible that she can give it to me? Or isit only transferred through sexual intercourse?

Yes and No.: Genital herpes is transmitted via sexual activities, because the infected person has the virus on his or her sex organs. Herpes in non-genital locations would thus be transmitted via non-sexual activities... but is also transmitted via sexual activities if a person does sexual activities with non-sexual parts of his or her body. ...Read more

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In a nutshell, i took this girls virginity 6 months ago and now she has herpes. Shes only had intercourse with me. Do I have it?

In a nutshell, i took this girls virginity 6 months ago and now she has herpes. Shes only had intercourse with me. Do I have it?

Get Tested: Get your blood work done to check for hsv1 & hsv2 serologies- if they are positive, you could have given it to her. See my article below, and meet with your primary care doc or infectious disease doctor.
http://www.lasvegasdermatology.com/in-the-media/its-not-a-cold-sore-its-herpes. ...Read more

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Can you advise me if having frequently herpes or some infection each time after intercourse?

Can you advise me if having frequently herpes or some infection each time after intercourse?

Go on preventive: take Valtrex (valacyclovir) 1gm a day for one year
it would reduce frequency of attacks as well reduce shedding less chance for your parner to get infected ...Read more

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Only during intercourse especially doing it in one position my perineum get paper cut like tear. Can this be herpes?

Only during intercourse especially doing it in one position my perineum get paper cut like tear. Can this be herpes?

See an OB/GYN: Without an exam would only be guessing and that is not what you need. If this is happening in only one sexual position there may be an anatomical problem. Herpes is not likely to appear in this manner. Go get examined. ...Read more

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Positive for chylmadia and herpes 1. Me andhhusband did not have intercourse but did foreplay with his fingre inside of me. How risky is that?

Positive for chylmadia and herpes 1.  Me andhhusband did not have intercourse but did foreplay with his fingre inside of me.  How risky is that?

STDs: If you have chlamydia and herpes you may have other stds and should be extensively tested. The chlamydia should be treated, and your husband probably already has herpes virus, but if not, he is at risk of getting a lesion on his finger (called herpetic whitlow). ...Read more

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Had urgent urination for 2 days after Intercourse. No burning or pain. Could it be herpes?

Had urgent urination for 2 days after Intercourse. No burning or pain. Could it be herpes?

No: No sores? No discharge? Sounds like mild bladder infection, common after intercourse, especially if a new partner. Herpes maybe if you already carried it, not if new infection. This is not a symptom of herpes and the time for symptoms to begin will be at least 2 days later, usually much longer. ...Read more

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If you have herpes and give birth can the baby get herpes or can it only get passed on with sexual intercourse?

If you have herpes and give birth can the baby get herpes or can it only get passed on with sexual intercourse?

During birth: The baby can get herpes in the birth canal during delivery if the mom is shedding the virus or has a lesion. We use prophylaxis with antiviral meds a month before the baby is born to protect. ...Read more

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I am a female with herpes.....If condom broke during intercourse...What is the chances i could pass the virus to my male partner?

I am a female with herpes.....If condom broke during intercourse...What is the chances i could pass the virus to my male partner?

Very good however...: Herpes virus is passed from person to person by contact. However, to pass it on all depends on the stage of virus you were experiencing during intercourse. For example, it is most easy transmitted during the weeping blister stage. When this is dried up or no symptoms it is less easily transmitted. So depending on the stage of your infection he may be ok. ...Read more

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If one partner has herpes but no outbreak during intercourse how long after sexual intercourse will the other person have an outbreak ?

If one partner has herpes but no outbreak during intercourse how long after sexual intercourse will the other person have an outbreak ?

Maybe, maybe not: 70% of people contract genital herpes when the partner does not have an outbreak. Taking antiviral meds will help to reduce the chance of passing it to your partner. As to when the other partner might have an outbreak, that is variable and when an outbreak occurs depends on may factors, such as stress and your immune system. ...Read more

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With herpes 2. Would I need to wear a condom from now on? Married for 24 years & only have intercourse each other. Should we avoid oral sex? Thank you

With herpes 2. Would I need to wear a condom from now on? Married for 24 years & only have intercourse each other. Should we avoid oral sex? Thank you

WHEN???: When did you discover hsv2? How was it determined? Culture? Blood test? Has wife had blood test? Symptoms? Any oral treatment? Have you had unprotected and oral sex for 24 years???? Why change now? See a Dr with deep knowledge of herpes, probably a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Me and my boyfriend have had unprotected intercourse while i had herpes on my chin. No oral sex or kissing was involved. Can he still get it?

Me and my boyfriend have had unprotected intercourse while i had herpes on my chin. No oral sex or kissing was involved. Can he still get it?

Herpes and Sex: This is a vital question and I am glad you asked it.
About 75% of americans have been exposed to the "oral" herpes virus...Now known as herpes type one. You can transmit this virus at unpredictable times whether you have an outbreak or not. You can only transmit it from the skin you have been infected at.

It is wise to get the blood tests and your partner to know his status as well. Get tested! ...Read more

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I have a painful ulcer on my vagina, does this automatically mean herpes?...I havnt had intercourse in months and all a sudden this ulcer popped up.

Herpes: Genital herpes is by far the commonest cause of painful vaginal ulceration. It develops for the first time a week or two after exposure. Since you haven't had intercourse for months, perhaps if you have a herpes lesion(which can be solitary), it may have been the herpes seen in cold sores that you spread to the vagina. Diagnostic testing can be performed on your ulcer if it persists. See your md. ...Read more

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Supposing someone has oral herpes and not genital herpes. Can they still transmit it through intercourse?

Supposing someone has oral herpes and not genital herpes. Can they still transmit it through intercourse?

No: One cannot transmit oral herpes through sexual intercourse involving the genitalia. One can transmit oral herpes to the genital region through oral sex, however. ...Read more

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Im diagnosed with genital herpes could that be why my cervix hurts when I have intercourse?

Probably not: It is uncommon to have herpes right on the cervix. If you are having pain every time you have intercourse then it is unlikely to be herpes as herpes comes and goes infrequently. ...Read more