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If You Have Herpes 1 Can You Get Herpes 2
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
Y is it, in the past, when I had a herpes out break my partner had one too. I've had two out break two years apart and my partner to, exact same time?
Sexual contact.: Herpes infections are actually very common. By the time you are sexually active, there is about a 40% chance that you have been exposed to herpes type 1 or 2. Most people you have herpes will not know it, yet they can transmit it to others. Some people actually get an outbreak and rarely some individuals get frequent outbreaks. Limit your sexual partners to as few as possible. ...Read more
Probably not: In adults, there is no risk from non-intimate touching. For example, if someone has genital or oral herpes, nobody is at risk just from things like shaking hands, hugging, etc. Also little or no risk from hand contact with someone's infected genitals or mouth. Without sex or kissing, there is little or no risk. ...Read more
Different viruses: That means having immunity to one type does not protect you from another type. There are eight currently identified types of the human herpes virus family: herpes 1 (HHV1), herpes 2 (HHV2), varicella zoster (HHV3, chicken pox, shingles), Ebstein Barr (HHV4, EBV), cytomegalovirus (HHV5, CMV), roseola (HHV6, sixth disease), human herpes virus 7 (HHV7), and Kaposi's sarcoma herpes virus (HHV8). ...Read more
My friend has herpes and I kissed him last night but it was only for about two seconds could I get herpes?
Possibly...: To some extent this depends on your own immune status. If you have ever had a cold sore (aka fever blister) you may already have antibodies to type 1 herpes simplex virus (hsv) that would protect you against a new infection. Toddlers and small children can also get a hsv-1 infection of the lips and oral cavity that again will usually produce protective antibodies. ...Read more
Was told by my doctor I have herpes one and two I have never had any signs or symptoms or outbreaks what's going on with this?
Herpes: You are not alone. 90% of those who are infected with herpes do not have sores or outbreaks. But, they can still shed virus and be contagious. This is why all sexually active adults should have the herpes blood tests. Your partner, if you have one, should be tested as well. If they do not have the "genital' or type 2 virus you can go on medication to lower your contagiousness. ...Read more
I have one big raised bump in my pubic area and one or two small bumps but not in clusters what are the chances that this is herpes?
Doubt herpes, but...: This is not likely to be herpes, which generally does not cause sores in hairy areas, especially with the intitial HSV infection. And herpes rarely causes a "big raised bump" anywhere. I'm betting on pimples or folliculitis. But if you remain concerned, or if herpes seems possible because you are at risk for STD (e.g. new or unsafe partner), see a doctor or clinic. Better safe than sorry! ...Read more
What does it mean when you have a trace of herpes in ur blood? And only one doc found it and the other two didn't how will I know the truth?
Herpes serology: My focus is lab medicine and herpes serology -- detecting the antibodies -- is far from a perfect test. Truth be told, the real question is, 'do you get fever blisters on your lip? Do you get genital herpes? ' having the antibodies suggests you've met the respective viruses. As is so often the case in lab medicine, the real value is in the history and physical exam. And the labs are unreliable. ...Read more
My aunt was desperate for a cigarette so she picked one out of a random ash tray and smoked it but first she burned the filter. Could she get herpes?
Outbreaks: Herpes virus lives in the nerve cells and will break out periodically. Usually the frequency of outbreaks is more frequent if an acute infection, and less frequently for chronic infections. Not uncommon but see your doctor if you are concerned or if any changes to the outbreak. ...Read more
Herpes' IGG result 17.40 at 5th week after exposure - can one get that high result? Or could it be false positive? Should I rest to confirm? When?
Need more info: You don't mention which Herpes virus you were exposed to and what the exposure was. The high IgG titer may be correct. Many adults have IgG antibodies to Herpes simplex virus type 1, with or without overt infection. Most, but not all, genital infections are due to Herpes simplex type 2. However, type 1 can cause genital infections as well. ...Read more
Type specific = good: Type specific herpes tests are great at distinguishing between type 1 & 2. Rarely if someone is highly positive for type 1 w/ a very low positive for type 2, we believe it could be a false positive, even with type specific tests, which are the best tests out there to screen for herpes. If u have a genital sore, immediately see a doc for a swab which reliably distinguishes type 1&2, if positive. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with genital herpes 2 days ago and only been with one partner. Yet he tests negative. How'd I get it?
Sexual transmission: Herpes virus transmits via direct contact. You partner may also have had oral herpes that was transmitted to you via oral sex. There really is no other way to contract genital herpes--other than direct contact of someone who has lesions with your skin. However, when you are having a remission and have no ulcers you will not pass herpes to your partner. ...Read more
If my partner and I are both herpes simplex type one and we had oral sex. Could we both become herpes simplex type two? ?
Location change only: Herpes simplex type 1&2 are two different strains of the virus in the same family (chicken pox is actually a herpes virus too). It used to be a big deal having type 1 (oral) vs 2 (genital) but the sexual revolution had changed this perception a bit--type 1 can be down below and type 2 can occur above, but one does not change into another. Live well, live safely, and protect yourself. Good luck. ...Read more
I've been getting pimples (only one or two) in the same spot for about 3 months. Is it herpes or something I should be worried about?
See a dermatologist: Not enough detail for any diagnosis.Get a more detailed answer ›
I heard that there are two diseases caused by HSV that can be life-threatening. I suppose herpes encephalitis is one of them, what is the second one?
Bumps on my lip. One was a small boil and one was just a small bump. Only had it for two days. Day two they are getting smaller. Herpes?
I'm not sexually active but I've discovered two pimple like bumps. One popped like a zit, the other one just bled a little. Is it likely I have herpes?
Where did you find these bumps? What part of the body? How fast do they heal? Are they painful?
Not likely herpes unless you are engaging in some type of sexual contact (in an genital area). They could be herpes simplex or herpes labialis is a person you had contact with has active lesions on their lips.
If you are concerned, see your doctor next time your get one of these bumps. ...Read more
I contracted herpes hsv 1 from a sexworker 17 years back. After the sex I develop small bumps one head of the penis which itches. For last two years?
Details matter: Hsv 1 on face??? or genital? How do you know the source? Was it cultured? Treated? Now you have something else not related to hsv. A clue is "after the sex"........what kind of sex? Condom? Lubricant or other material used by either participant? Since it appears only after sex it is not related to foreskin. Consider an irritation or allergy related to something used during sex or used by another p ...Read more
Had two pimples on penis with whiteheads. One had a hair coming out of it and the other one has healed but there's a small hole right where it used to be which looks a hair will grow out of it soon. Pimples were painless and didn't itch. Herpes?
Unlikely: It is unlikely that your pimples on your penis were herpes if they weren't painful. To know for sure you should have herpes antibody testing or, better yet, have herpes cultures done if they recur. The antibodies will only tell you if you have had the herpes virus but not where the infection is. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Could I have herpes? About three weeks ago the skin in my genital area as well as my inner thighs where itching. Then, a week ago I felt like the inner part of my rt. Thigh was bruised. Two days ago I woke up and noticed one very small bump. It looks like
Yes.: If you touch a fresh cold sore and then rub your eye with the same finger, it is certainly possible to transmit the virus to your eye. So whenever you have a cold sore, don't touch it! If you get them often, ask your doctor or a dermatologist for an antiviral medication (valtrex, famvir, (famciclovir) etc.) to heal them more quickly and prevent future attacks. ...Read more
Is it possible for someone to have anal sex vaginal sex and oral sex and get herpes only in one area?
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
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