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Doctor insights on: Is It Possible To Have Herpes And Have Unprotected Sex For 3 Years Before Spreading It To Your Partner

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Might someone have herpes and have unprotected sex for 3 years before spreading it to your partner?

Might someone have herpes and have unprotected sex for 3 years before spreading it to your partner?

Yes indeed: This is very common. Studies show that in monogmous couples in which one has genital HSV2, who have unprotected vaginal sex 2-3 times a week, transmission occurs in about 5% of couples per year (1 in 20). It works out to about one transmission per 1,000 sexual exposures. This low rate assumes no sex during obvious outbreaks. For HSV1 from a partner's oral herpes, transmission is even rarer. ...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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I have genital herpes for 19 years and recently had unprotected sex. No symptoms or breakout for lomg time...What are chances i infected partner? Ve

I have genital herpes for 19 years and recently had unprotected sex.  No symptoms or breakout for lomg time...What are chances i infected partner? Ve

Unknown: There is always a risk of asymptomatic shedding of the hsv virus. This chance is minimized if you are taking daily suppressive therapy with a medication like valtrex (valacyclovir). The chance of transmission in your case should be low since you have been lesions free, but there is still risk. The only guarantee to not transmit is abstinence. Otherwise, suppressive therapy and safe sex with condoms. ...Read more

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What are the chances to have unprotected sex having herpes and not spread the virus if I am not having any symptoms (blisters) of the disease?

What are the chances to have unprotected sex having herpes and not spread the virus if I am not having any symptoms (blisters) of the disease?

Asymptomatic Shed: Asymptomatic shedding is very real and one of the biggest reasons why it's possible for people with herpes to pass herpes virus on to a sexual partner without having any signs or symptoms. That's pretty much what asymptomatic means: you can't see or feel that the virus is present and active on the surface of the skin. 70% of herpes is spread by asymptomatic shedding of the virus. ...Read more

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I am at risk of HIV transmission if my tattoo artist touched his stuff without taking off his gloves while tattooing me? I had herpes from unprotected sex 2 years ago. Fortunately, I am hiv- but i became obsessed over hiv.I have a close-friend who is a

I am at risk of HIV transmission if my tattoo artist touched his stuff without taking off his gloves   while tattooing me? I had herpes from unprotected sex 2 years ago. Fortunately, I am hiv-  but i became obsessed over hiv.I have a close-friend who is a

Hello. : Hello. I am assuming (but not sure) that the tattoo artist, scratches his genitalia through clothing. Now, if he is coming in to direct contact with his penis (i.e., by placing his hands down into his pants) and this is a mastabatory activity, then there is a possibility he could have pre-ejaculate or other discharge on the gloved hand. In that case, if there is a brief period from contact with his penis to touching tattooed areas, it would be conceivable that he could transmit infections.
However, if he is just scratching in the area that is covered by clothing, than he might only be potentially spreading possible germs that are on his clothes.
I would hope that he washes his hands well (or uses a disinfectant) between all customers and that he changes gloves between customers. I don't know if tattoo'ing requires actual sterile technique.
Ok, to get back to your question, i don't think you are at risk of contracting HIV if he is just scratching from the outside. However, if he scratches himself or handles other items and returns to his tattoo'ing that could transmit germs. ...Read more

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Two years ago I I had unprotected sex then about 4 months after I got painful lesion on vagina doctor said herpes also have painless ulcer under Tonu?

Two years ago I I had unprotected sex then about 4 months after I got painful lesion on vagina doctor said herpes also have painless ulcer under 
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Herpes? Syphilis?: In sexually active people, herpes is the most common cause of genital ulcer, painful or not. Visual diagnosis is never sufficient; lab testing is always needed both to confirm herpes and learn virus type (HSV1 or 2), which makes a big difference in treatment, prevention, and transmission risk. Painless ulcer could be herpes or syphilis. See your doctor again, get tested for all STDs. Good luck! ...Read more

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Me and my partner have herpes. Would having unprotected sex make things worse?

Me and my partner have herpes. Would having unprotected sex make things worse?

HERPES IN PARTNERS: YES, UNPROTECTED SEX WILL MAKE IT WORSE.
WHY NOT HOLD OFF UNTL ALL IS CLEARED UP.
BEST LUCK ...Read more

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I think I have herpes, it's terrifying but i need to know if i can ever have unprotected sex to try and have children without infecting my partner?

I think I have herpes, it's terrifying but i need to know if i can ever have unprotected sex to try and have children without infecting my partner?

First get checked: Before you drive yourself crazy, get a test for herpes, than depending on the results, sit down with your dr. And discuss the future you will have and what you will need to do to prevent the spread of infection. There are also several medications that can help you if positive for genital herpes. ...Read more

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A friend has had 12 sex partners protected & unprotected sex I tell her she should get tested for herpes what are the chances she might have hsv2?

A friend has had 12 sex partners protected & unprotected sex I tell her she should get tested for herpes what are the chances she might have hsv2?

Cant be specific: She either has it or she doesn't. Obviously she has put herself at higher risk by having multiple partners but they all could be clean, or she not be susceptible. If worried, she should see her OB-GYN to get evaluated and tested. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex three weeks ago. Two weeks ago i had one large, painful, puss filled bump appear in my pubic region. Could this be herpes?

I had unprotected sex three weeks ago. Two weeks ago i had one large, painful, puss filled bump appear in my pubic region. Could this be herpes?

Skin Abscess: It's unlikely to be herpes. Herpes tends to be a patch of vesicles that ooze clear secretions. It's most likely a skin infection if it's not on the shaft of the penis; that being said you should still get tested for stds. ...Read more

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Can i get genital herpes from giving oral sex to a man? Could I have passed it on to my current partner who I have unprotected sex w and i got it?

Can i get genital herpes from giving oral sex to a man? Could I have passed it on to my current partner who I have unprotected sex w and i got it?

Yes: You could pick up HSV from giving oral sex to a man with an open lesion. The HSV would be on your lip so you would eventually get a fever blister. Then if you had an open lesion on your lip you could give it to your current partner. You also could transfer the virus from your hands that touched the man with active HSV to your own genitals - it takes open skin to open skin for transmission. ...Read more

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Possible to create herpes if you have a vaginal infection and have unprotected sex wit only one partner who has no herpes? No other sexual partners.

Possible to create herpes if you have a vaginal infection and have unprotected sex wit only one partner who has no herpes? No other sexual partners.

No: Humans cannot create herpes (nor create any other life form). It will be a really scary day when man figures out how to create life forms like bacteria or viruses! herpes only comes from somebody else's herpes, but it does not have to be a sexual type of contact. For example, lip "cold sores" are herpes, and most people got them through non-sexual contact. ...Read more

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Year ago I had unprotected sex.my worst fear is herpes.he never had visible symptoms. my STD screen herps bloodtest was negative should i trust result?

Year ago I had unprotected sex.my worst fear is herpes.he never had visible symptoms. my STD screen herps bloodtest was negative should i trust result?

Yes: Yes trust results,you don't have herps,unless you try to have unprotected sex again..Unprotected sex is not safe at all please avoid having unprotected sex if you don't want herps. ...Read more

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If partner has oral herpes type1 and lubricated his genitals with his saliva can I get the virus? And then we proceeded to have unprotected sex. I have oral herpes 1 as well and 2 weeks ago I had my very first outbreak

If partner has oral herpes type1 and lubricated his genitals with his saliva can I get the virus? And then we proceeded to have unprotected sex. I have oral herpes 1 as well and 2 weeks ago I had my very first outbreak

Only temporarily: A woman who already had Herpes 1 a while back, will already have antibodies that stop Herpes 1 viruses. If that saliva-coated penis transferred Herpes 1 viruses into her vagina, she has the viruses temporarily... but only until her antibodies zap them. Thus, if her immune system is working well, her antibodies should prevent new Herpes 1 viruses from taking root on or in her genitals. ...Read more

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If your partner has a cold sore on lip and you perform oral sex on them and then have unprotected sex what is the risk of getting genital herpes?

If your partner has a cold sore on lip and you perform oral sex on them and then have unprotected sex what is the risk of getting genital herpes?

Herpes: There is too many conflicting questions here. What is the real question?

Oral herpes is not genital herpes 99% of the time. If you do not have immunity from a previous exposure to herpes you can get herpes where ever you are exposed to it. That is why we no longer use the terms 'oral' and 'genital'. As mentioned over and over here all sexually active adults need a blood test to check herpes. ...Read more

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I have herpes now what do I do about marrying and unprotected sex?

I have herpes now what do I do about marrying and unprotected sex?

Herpes: I would first ask that you clarify which type of herpes you have. 75% of americans have herpes type one (the oral herpes) and 25% of americans have type two (known as 'genital' herpes). These humans have relationships, marry, have families. If the person you partner with does not have herpes there is a way for your physician to put you on a treatment to lower your contagiousness. Best wishes. ...Read more

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After having unprotected sex, should a person be tested for herpes?

After having unprotected sex, should a person be tested for herpes?

Yes : If you think std, then get tested. If going to be tested for herpes, you might as well check for the other compadres & comadres std. ...Read more

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When after having unprotected sex should a person be tested for herpes?

When after having unprotected sex should a person be tested for herpes?

1 to 2 months: While most people who become symptomatic with start showing symptoms within two weeks of exposure to the virus. Vast majority of people will never have symptoms
if there are symptoms one can be checked and diagnosed.
If asymptomatic blood test will check for antibodies.How long it takes for antibodies to be positive depends on the test.Elisa test about 21d
western blot 40 to47days
so 1to2months. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i had unprotected sex are these sympthoms of herpes?

What do you suggest if i had unprotected sex are these sympthoms of herpes?

It depends: Unprotected sexual intercourse does put you at risk for sexually transmitted diseases. Herpes is one of them. Herpes typically presents wtih small, blister like lesions around the genital area. They are often painful to the touch as well. I would recommend a physical exam by your primary care doctor where s/he can take appropriate swabs to check for the presence of herpes. ...Read more

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Can two herpes negative people create herpes when they have unprotected sex ? How is herpes created ?

Can two herpes negative people create herpes when they have unprotected sex ? How is herpes created ?

Herpes infection: Genital or oral herpes are viral infections that cause painful ulcers, fluid filled blisters or pustules in the skin or mouth. It is transmitted from one infected person to another by direct contact with the virus thru skin-skin contact or infected fluids. The virus can be dormant and not easily noticeable during some infection outbreaks so some people can be infected yet not even know it. ...Read more

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My boyfriend have herpes i'm so scared because i had unprotected sex with him so many times but i don't know what to do what might happen to me?

My boyfriend have herpes i'm so scared because i had unprotected sex with him so many times but i don't know what to do what might happen to me?

Life goes on: Herpes may have been passed to you and you will not ever know. In married partners after 10 years there is a 100 chance of passing the virus. In many people herpes is silent.
It is best to practice safe sex unless you are in a permanent relationship. ...Read more

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I have a lady friend that has herpies. I know you can get herpes by unprotected sex, but how about protected sex? How about if I have a lady friend that has herpies. I know you can get herpes by unprotected sex, but how about protected sex? How about if

I have a lady friend that has herpies. I know you can get herpes by unprotected sex, but how about protected sex? How about if I have a lady friend that has herpies. I know you can get herpes by unprotected sex, but how about protected sex? How about if

Unless : Unless you have direct contact with the herpes lesion your risk is extremely low. If she does not have a history of oral herpes you should be fine to kiss her, and her breasts are likely free of lesions.
The safest course of action is to always use condoms since research has shown that low levels of the virus can be present in the genitalia when there is no active lesions.
Take care. ...Read more

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If you have unprotected sex while having herpes but not during an outbreak, can you still transmitt it?

If you have unprotected sex while having herpes but not during an outbreak, can you still transmitt it?

Yes: Yes, if for no other reason than not all hepres 'outbreaks' are noticed by the afflicted! ...Read more

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If i had unprotected sex with someone with genital herpes do I automatically have herpes?

It depends: It depends wfether she had active lesions, if so you have been exposed and you have to wait to see
transmission risk from female to male is 4to5% annually and from male to female is 8to11 %
you may take antiviral meds as well as it will reduce the risk. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex and caught genital herpes, i'm wondering what are the signs or symptoms of HIV ?

I had unprotected sex and caught genital herpes, i'm wondering what are the signs or symptoms of HIV ?

Stop: Having unprotected sex. Also, you need to not have sex or other risky activity for at least 6 weeks. This is the time frame for converting to an HIV positive state. Wait the six weeks, get the test, and if it is negative, consider yourself lucky, and stop having unprotected sex. ...Read more

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If u have herpes but never have outbreaks is it safe to have unprotected sex?

If u have herpes but never have outbreaks is it safe to have unprotected sex?

Can be spread: It can be spread at times when no lesions are present. ...Read more

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If i had unprotected sex last nite and woke up to an úlcer ...Was i contagious with herpes?

If i had unprotected sex last nite and woke up to an úlcer ...Was i contagious with herpes?

STD Realities: Absolutely not. One does not get reactions or stds instantly. They take time to infect, grow and it can be weeks or months for a herpes outbreak from a new infection. ...Read more