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Herpes: Patient is always at risk of sheeding even if asymptomatic. Incubation period could be 2-12 days, in some cases up to 26 days. The only way to avoid std is by abstinence. Latex codom is just a barrier to prevent std, patient can still get or transmit std when wearing a condom. May need to repeat testing in 6 weeks, 3 months, or 6 months depends on what you have, assuming no more exposure. ...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
Herpes simplex: An average of six to eight days after exposure signs and symptoms of genital herpes can appear. This period between transmission and the start of genital herpes symptoms is called the incubation period. In some cases, the incubation period can be as short as one day or as long as 26 days. ...Read more
I was wondering if you can get herpes after drinking from the same cup by accident? there were no sores present at that time from what i could see.
Herpes simplex: Although nothing is impossible, transmission of Herpes virus through inanimate objects is highly improbable. You would seldom if ever get it from a cup. When my med students would say they got gonorrhea from a toilet seat I would tell them that it was a strange place to be having sex. ...Read more
How much time do I have to wait after a sexual encounter to get tested for herpes? If it's only been a week, would the results be reliable?
Depends: The incubation period for Herpes is 5-7 days. Most people who do develop symptoms do so within 2 weeks of exposure. If you have genital lesions consistent with Herpes, you can be tested immediately by having a doctor swab the lesions. If you have no symptoms, blood tests won't turn positive for at least 2-4 weeks. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Contagious: If you mean drinking from the same glass that the person with herpes uses, it can be spread to you especially if that person has an active eruption. Oral contact with the herpes virus transmits it. If you have an immunity to the herpes virus you may not break out with the sores. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get herpes from inanimate objects that people with cold sores have touched and then touching yourself after?
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