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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. ...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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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is there another way this girl could have gotten herpes simplex?

Is there another way this girl could have gotten herpes simplex?

Other than what?: Herpes simplex is transmitted from person to person in many ways, yes. Sex and kissing are by no means the only ways, if that is what you are asking. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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A girl I don't know drank from my straw right before me without me knowing. What is the likelihood or contracting herpes 1 if no sores were present?

A girl I don't know drank from my straw right before me without me knowing. What is the likelihood or contracting herpes 1 if no sores were present?

Risk low: If there were no open/active lesions, the risk of contracting herpes from this individual is very low. More common you transmit things like strep throat with this type of contact. ...Read more

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So this girl has herpes and her and her boyfriend had sex In my friends pool with no chemicals in it and I swam in it so is it possible I have herpes?

So this girl has herpes and her and her boyfriend had sex In my friends pool with no chemicals in it and I swam in it so is it possible I have herpes?

No: Herpes is not transmitted unless there is CLOSE contact with infected person. First the virus would not survive long enough to infect you, secondly she'd need to have open lesions to shed the virus. If she is just a carrier, she won't shed virus actively, thirdly, she would need to transfer the virus through close contact which didn't happen. ...Read more

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About three months ago my ex bf fingered me. Then I found out ten days before he fingered me he had fingered a girl with herpes. Could I have got it?

About three months ago my ex bf fingered me. Then I found out ten days before he fingered me he had fingered a girl with herpes. Could I have got it?

Unlikely to happen: Unless he had an active lesion on his finger I can't see how he would be able to spread it this way. The herpes germ may or may not have passed to his finger (rarely does)& the passage of 10 days assures enough time for the germ if present originally to dry out or be washed off long before your contact. ...Read more

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A girl who recently kissed a person who had a 50/50 chance of having herpes drank from my bottle. If I removed the lid she drank from before I drank, could I get herpes?

A girl who recently kissed a person who had a 50/50 chance of having herpes drank from my bottle. If I removed the lid she drank from before I drank, could I get herpes?

Relax: Transmission of herpes is VERY unlikely this way. Herpes on the lip, usually type one---hsv1------is already present in most adults. Most of them have no symptoms. If you do a blood test you will probably discover that you already carry hsv1 and maybe also hsv2. What in the world is a 50/50 chance of herpes???? Either you have it or you don't. ...Read more

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I got a handjob from a girl with herpes. My anus itches and was wondering if I could have got herpes from a handjob or could it be from something else?

I got a handjob from a girl with herpes. My anus itches and was wondering if I could have got herpes from a handjob or could it be from something else?

Slow Down: Anus itching is not in any way a symptom of herpes. First, congratulation on having a sexual encounter. Second, what is the real problem here? Getting a hand job does not in any way put your anus at risk for anything. Why would you even spend a second trying to connect the two? ...Read more

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Is it possible to get herpes from a girl that gives you a hand job?

Is it possible to get herpes from a girl that gives you a hand job?

Herpes: Only if the herpes infection she has in on her hands.

You do realize that there are two herpes viruses. The oral herpes which infects 75% of us? The genital which infects 25% of us? The only way to be diagnosed is through the blood test? ...Read more

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If a guy has oral herpes and kisses his girlfriend but it isn't during an outbreak, can the girl still get it?

If a guy has oral herpes and kisses his girlfriend but it isn't during an outbreak, can the girl still get it?

Yes: The disease can be transmitted without current active lesions, however, it is far less likely than when active lesions are present. ...Read more

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If I had asymptomatic herpes, and had sex with a girl, could she show symptoms even though I don't show symptoms?

If I had asymptomatic herpes, and had sex with a girl, could she show symptoms even though I don't show symptoms?

Heroes: There are two different herpes. Herpes is transmitted through viral shedding. Having a sore or not having a sore has no correlation to when one is contagious through viral shedding. 90% of people with herpes do not get sores but are still contagious. ...Read more

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I kissed a girl and later was told she had herpes I asked her and she said no she does not and she had no sores on her lips?

I kissed a girl and later was told she had herpes I asked her and she said no she does not and she had no sores on her lips?

Orally transmitted: Oral herpes is transmitted through a kiss, a cough in one's face, sharing a glass or similar. For the most part you can recognize if someone has a sore on their lips or mouth, but it can be hidden somewhat. The incubation period is in the 3-10 day range, so you'll know soon if you've gotten it from her. ...Read more