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How will i know if I have herpes from a one night stand with a senior aged 59?

How will i know if I have herpes from a one night stand with a senior aged 59?

Blood test: Age of partner doesn't matter. If you have sores, a culture may be helpful. If not a blood test within a few weeks can be helpful. There are 2 types of antibodies, one positive right after expsure, & the other remotely after exposure. Always practice safe sex, but a partner who knows they have herpes and avoids contact when symptomatic, may be safer than a partner who has herpes and doesn't know. ...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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How do I know if I have herpes myself?

How do I know if I have herpes myself?

RASH/BLISTERS : I suppose your question is abot herpes simplex, and there are 1&2 herpes in genitalia produces a rash with vesicles, look loke blisters on the male or female genitalia but it hsv virus which causes cold sores in and around mouth and sometimes herpes simplex can cause blister like rash in other parts of body.It can be confrmed by taking a test by breaking the blister, and/or blood test for antibodi. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have herpes down there ?

How do I know if I have herpes down there ?

Medical Evaluation: Should be able to identify. Herpes simplex 2 usually is a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesions can appear on the penis, anus, labia or cervix ; they can spread, coalesce followed by crusting over. The fluid in the lesions is very contagious. Some people contract herpes simplex 2 without symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have herpes (please help)?

How do I know if I have herpes (please help)?

Herpes: If you have a suspicious sore you get it looked at. And all reading this question should get the herpes blood test. It is vital to know your herpes status! ...Read more

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How do I know if I have herpes (photo included)?

How do I know if I have herpes (photo included)?

Testing: A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. If there is no active lesion, a blood test can be performed to determine if there are antibodies against any recent or past herpes infection. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have herpes in my rectum?

How can I know if I have herpes in my rectum?

Testing: A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. If there is no active lesion, a blood test can be performed to determine if there are antibodies against any recent or past herpes infection. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have herpes in my leg?

How can I know if I have herpes in my leg?

Testing: A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have herpes or a pimple?

How do I know if I have herpes or a pimple?

Pain: Typically herpes starts with pain first, then you get the "pimple". Sometimes it is difficult to tell, and the only for sure way would be to have the fluid from the "pimple"cultured by a doctor. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have herpes or just a pimple?

How do I know if I have herpes or just a pimple?

Visit your dentist: Normally herpetic lesions develop in the same area every single time they appear, best way will be to visit your dentist for a consult and he will give you a prescription for the herpes that will help with the pain, lenght of time and severity. ...Read more