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Doctor insights on: How Can You Tell If A Girl Has Herpes

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When shuld a guy tell a new girl he has herpes?

When shuld a guy tell a new girl he has herpes?

Before he sleeps...: ...With her, certainly. Don't freak her out. Simply say you have herpes, and ask if she knows what that means. Be prepared to present the facts. There are lots of sources for reliable information, including this site, webmd, and emedicine. Com.

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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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

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

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Another way a girl could have gotten herpes without sex?

Another way a girl could have gotten herpes without sex?

Not likely: Am assuming this is genital herpes. In which case, depending on whether or not you agree with president clinton's definition of sex you can get it from a female partner, from a penis or from oral sex. It is highly improbable if not impossible to get it any other way.

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My girl just told me yesterday she had herpes. What should I do first?

My girl just told me yesterday she had herpes. What should I do first?

See your physician: For proper diagnosis and treatment. A gynecology exam will be more helpful if she has genital herpes

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What do you suggest if my girl just told me yesterday she had herpes what should I do?

What do you suggest if my girl just told me yesterday she had herpes what should I do?

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.

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How does oral sex work if the girl has herpes. Will she pass it on?

How does oral sex work if the girl has herpes. Will she pass it on?

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.

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Kissed another girl before me who had gotten around and may have herpes. Is it possible for me to have herpes?

Kissed another girl before me who had gotten around and may have herpes. Is it possible for me to have herpes?

It is possible: The likelihood is higher of contracting herpes if she had an active lesion, but it is still possible (though lower chance) even if she didn't.

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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?

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?

Yes: While there are 2 forms of herpes commonly transmitted, an oral and genital version, these will generally only infect the area contacted. Much of the population already has one form of herpes. If you do get symptoms, they will likely be at the mouth.

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I saw a little girl with cold sores. How did this child get herpes?

I saw a little girl with cold sores. How did this child get herpes?

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.

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My boyfriend had sex with a girl before me who had herpes. Could we both it now?

My boyfriend had sex with a girl before me who had herpes. Could we both it now?

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.

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What should you do if the girl you have just started dating tells you she has herpes?

What should you do if the girl you have just started dating tells you she has herpes?

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.

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I just learned that a girl I had sex with 8 years ago had herpes. Should I get tested?

I just learned that a girl I had sex with 8 years ago had herpes. Should I get tested?

Maybe: She may or may not have been shedding virus (contagious) at the time you hooked up. There are simple blood tests that can confirm a past infection. You may want to discuss signs /symptoms of an outbreak and be aware of what the exposure or disease means in your case.

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If a guy fingered a girl with herpes.... Could he then finger me 10 days later and I get herpes?

If a guy fingered a girl with herpes.... Could he then finger me 10 days later and I get herpes?

Probably not: He would have to have a herpes lesion and his hands or not washed his hands during that time frame. Be more choosy please.

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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?

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?

No: Having a hand job, from a girl with genital herpes would not cause you to get genital herpes, especially at or around your anus.

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Occasional Anal itch, which goes away after scratching it. Had a frottage with a girl I don't know 8 months ago. Could this be Herpes? Pls help

Occasional Anal itch, which goes away after scratching it. Had a frottage with a girl I don't know 8 months ago. Could this be Herpes? Pls help

Unlikely: Is there pain? Herpes usually is very painful when you have a primary infection and subsequent exacerbations may not be painful. Although the symptom of anal itching alone is not suggestive of herpes, and although your encounter with a girl 8 months ago may have not been significant, I can't tell you that you don't have herpes definitively