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How Do I Get Herpes Zos
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
Wait: You could spread it , leave color change or spread it. If you are prone to herpesi would consider antivirals such as zovirax orally prior to waxing and if herpes attacks are frequent and uncomfortable even continuos prophylactic antivirals as preventive. It easier to delay waxing than to treat deep discoloration or even scarring which may result. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herpes: Herpes is two viruses. They cause a permanent, non-curable infection of the skin and the associated nerves for that patch of skin. The simplex or "type one" is formally known as oral herpes. It is found in 75% of americans and is usually caught from family members when a child. The other, type two is known as genital herpes and can lead to significant trouble with pregnancy, delivery and hiv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sexual contact.: Herpes infections are actually very common. By the time you are sexually active, there is about a 40% chance that you have been exposed to herpes type 1 or 2. Most people you have herpes will not know it, yet they can transmit it to others. Some people actually get an outbreak and rarely some individuals get frequent outbreaks. Limit your sexual partners to as few as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herpes testing: The tricky thing about herpes, is that many people don't know they have it. Thus, if starting in a new relationship where you might be having unprotected sex, then it's a good idea for both partners to get tested. I would add an HIV test to that too, since there's 50,000 new cases of HIV in the US per year-and often spreads 'unknowingly'. Safe sex is recommended considering other STDs like warts. ...Read more
Can you get herpes from touching a towel that someone that has herpes but no current lesion used to dry off with?
Nothing is for Sure!: With repeated exposure, the other person is much more likely to get herpes 2 virus but there are many factors involved. If it is a single encounter, they may not, but with repeated contact it is more likely than not that they will eventually get it - esepcially during unprotected sexual activity but even with protection, it can be passed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
24 yes old..been with fiance for 5 years..he's not my first should i get a herpes test if him nor I have symptoms?
Herpes testing: The likelihood is very low. When you get pregnant they test for herpes because having herpes during delivery is a risk to the infant. How will it change things for you knowing you have the virus ( once infected it stay for life), you/him could have gotten it years ago as it is intermittant? If your positive and he is not it just may open concerns that will have a negative impact and visa versa. ...Read more
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