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How You Can Catch Herpes
I got tested postive for herpes and my partner got tested negative when should he go get tested again. There any way that he can catch it .
Test during outbreak: Herpes is most commonly transmitted through sexual intercourse. The tests for herpes aren't perfect. They are most sensitive during an outbreak. If your partner isn't having an outbreak, the test may be negative, even though he is a carrier of the virus. If you have only ever had one sexual partner, that is probably where you caught it. If you have had more than one, its hard to know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How (un)likely is it to catch herpes from inanimate objects that someone with herpes may or may not have touched?
Possibly: If someone's active herpes lesions come in contact with your skin there is a possibility of transmitting the virus to you. It is more likely to happen if there is contact with open or abraded skin. However, the simple act of someone sitting on your lap is not likely to spread the virus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend learned she has herpes 2 from her ex. Never saw symptoms on him (he was unaware he had it...). Possible to catch h2 if no symptoms present?
Herpes: Yes. Absolutely. 90% of people who are infected with herpes type two do not have outbreaks. They may not even know where they are infected. We now know without any doubt that those infected with herpes can shed virus and thus be contagious whether they have sores or not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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