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How Can You Tell If A Girl Has Herpes
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
I'm worried about herpes hi. I'm freaking out a little bit. I slept with a girl twice who told me she has herpes. I have absolutely no symptoms but from all the reading I've been doing I understand that you don't always have symptoms. My friends tell me I
Status matters: Herpes is not always active in someone that has it. It is most easily passed when there are obvious lesions, but silent passage can also occur. If she is taking an antiviral to suppress outbreaks, you are at lower risk. A condom can help but is not 100% protective. Type 1 or 2 can be transmitted sexually. You can have type specific blood tests to see if you have had a recent or past infection ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Before kissing a girl, how can I tell if she has herpes around her mouth? Will the symptoms show? Can I get std from kissing a girl?
Condom use: Condoms can decrease, but not eliminate, the risk of transmission. If you haven't been using protection, start now. If you have any symptoms, get tested. If you don't have any symptoms, you can still be tested using a blood test. You should also have yourself tested for other STD's. ...Read more
Likely: Genital herpes can and often does infect the oral region in the form of classic cold sores. If you want to decrease chances of transmission, do not give cunnilingus when there are visible lesions, and/or engage in oral sex while taking the antiviral valtrex (valacyclovir). There is no sure way to avoid transmission except for total abstinence. ...Read more
Kissed another girl before me who had gotten around and may have herpes. Is it possible for me to have herpes?
I drank out of a straw after a girl that had already contracted herpes did, I didn't know until now so can I get herpes from it?
Hi I slept with a girl a week ago who just tested positive for herpes. Is it too early for me to get tested for anything to show up?
Respect: Her honesty and bravery for being forthright first and foremost. This is a testament to her character! Then, decide for yourself if this is a condition that you are willing to accept in a relationship, with the understanding that herpes is very common, and transmission is preventable. ...Read more
Dozens of ways: Herpes simplex is a very common virus and the little girl may have gotten it from mom or dad, from other relatives or friends or her playmates. Easy to transmit, impossible to get rid of once you have it, although in many people episodes of clinical symptoms are minimized with time. ...Read more
Yes it is possible: Both you and your partner need to be checked for sexually transmitted infections. Some herpes carriers can transmit infection to others without having visible sores. Also risk for herpes means risk for contracting other sexually transmitted infections including hiv. Talk with your doctor about safer sex methods to protect you and your partner. ...Read more
Planning on getting oral from a girl who has had cold sores before. Am I safe from getting herpes?
I got a handjob from a girl with herpes. My anus has started to itch and I'm scared. Could I have gotten herpes from a handjob?
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