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How You Can Catch Herpes
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?
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
My bf has just told me he has type 1 and 2 herpes. What does this mean? What will happen to me if i catch it? Will it effect my chances of having kids
Lifelong process: Your bf has a virus that can hibernate and resurface in cycles for the rest of his life. It can be managed and flare ups minimized with meds, so you may or may not get it. If you acquire genital herpes, it does not impair your fertility.However, if a woman is shedding the virus during delivery, the baby can develop a massive brain infection and die.Surgical delivery before labor avoids that issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare in modern era: Herpes once was a fairly common occupational risk among health care providers, usually involving a finger (herpes whitlow) from contact with patients' oral areas. It was especially common in dental health workers. It has become rare in past 30 years with routine gloves for patient contact with body fluids, cavities, etc. If you follow proper body substance precautions, you won't be at risk. ...Read more
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