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How Does Herpes Spread Is It Always An Std
Contact: Contact is how you get herpes, I know of no other way. Whether it's kissing or rubbing, skin to skin contact is how the disease is transmitted. There is something called herpes gladiotorum that has ruined wrestling seasons because all of the wrestlers get it on their body typically starting from 1 person's mouth. ...Read more
This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more
Can herpes or any STDs spread by sharing a pipe? Smoked a bowl of weed with some kid then found out he had herpes. Should I be nervous?
Depends on whether, to some extent, it is herpesvirus I or 2. Genital herpes and oral herpes are generally different strains of the virus, although there is a little bit of overlap.
If he has genital herpes and you shared a pipe, the odds are pretty low that you could acquire the same virus. If he has oral herpes, however, it is pretty catchy. There are meds, talk to your doc. Other std unlikely. ...Read more
Can herpes or any other STD spread by sharing a pipe? I smoked a bowl of weed with a kid and found out after he had herpes. Should I be concerned?
Swapping saliva?: Any activity that can involve the exchange of saliva can potentially spread an std. Conditions have to be "right, " though. For example, the one person would have to have a lesion which is shedding the herpes virus, and the other person would have to have a portal of entry for the virus. I'm guessing your risk here is low, but couldn't say with certainty. Good luck. ...Read more
Can genital herpes or any STD be spread through sharing soap or a bottle of body wash? What about towels?
Red bump like things above vagina and near anus. About 4 days now. Have scabbed. Razor bumps/burn or herpes/other std? Seem to have spread.
See derm: You have to see dermatologist for this problem because it could get out of control. ...Read more
STD: Local symptoms from a herpes simplex 2 infection usually is seen 2 to 12 days after exposure and consists of a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesions can appear on the penis, anus, labia or cervix and they can spread, coalesce followed by crusting over. The fluid in the lesions is very contagious. Some people contract herpes simplex 2 without any symptoms. Get tested to know. ...Read more
Need eval to know.: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
No: You have to do a lot more than that. ...Read more
See your doctor: This depends on the exact symptoms, how long it has been since your last possible herpes/STD exposure, and exactly what test (s) were done -- e.g. blood test (and there are several of those), culture, or DNA test (PCR). If you had a type-specific HSV blood test more than 12 weeks after exposure, almost certainly your symptoms aren't due to a new herpes infection. Follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
How is herpes diagnosed and is it possible to catch the STD 6 weeks before being tested positive for it?
Hsv: Blood tests can be done but can also be diagnosed by physical exam (if lesions or symptoms are present). Yes it is possible to acquire this 6 weeks before testing is done. ...Read more
I was told that since I had protected sex, herpes could be the one STD I could get. Is that true? Are there others?
Safer sex: Protected sex is safer but nothing but abstinence is 100% safe. If your partner had a herpes or other lesions on some part that wasn't "protected" he/she could still pass it to you. The other disease you can get if your protection method wasn't 100%. It is a good idea to have std checks regularly if you are sexually active. ...Read more
My friend watches my baby during the week. She has the STD herpes. Should I be concerned that my baby will contract it?
Two negative STD tests within a month. Textbook herpes visually:symptoms but negative test. Help! What could it be what do I do?
I got tested for STDs and was told I encountered herpes and was not told what type I have? I have had protected sex only once before this test
Ask: You should find out whether it's hsv-1 or hsv-2. Based on your low risk, it may just be hsv-1. ...Read more
Genital or labial: Hsv1 in general is the cause of herpes around the mouth area and sometimes in the oral mucosa. Hsv2 jn general causes herpes blisters in the anal, vaginal or penile area. Either virus can produce herpes blisters on any open area of the body (finger, eyes, nose). Treatment depends on how often you get outbreak and if its hsv1 or 2, which can be determined by culture. ...Read more
Lets say someone's immunity was great, they were very healthy, would it be hard for them to contract stds...Herpes more so?
No: Even with great immunity you are still at risk for stds if you come into contact with someone with infection. ...Read more
Got tested for all stds everything was negative. Didn't know testing for herpes was not done unless asked for. Should I still get tested with no symp?
HSV blood test: There is controversy about whether and when to test people without symptoms for herpes. The test isn't perfect, and false or uncertain results occur from time to time, and most experts don't recommend it unless the risk is especially high. Probably a good idea if you have symptoms to suggest herpes or have had a partner known to have HSV2. Otherwise, usually not. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
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