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Doctor insights on: Is It Possible To Infect Yourself With Genital Herpes By Masturbating With Your Own Saliva

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Is it possible to get genital herpes from masturbating when having a cold sore? (I used my own saliva)

Is it possible to get genital herpes from masturbating when having a cold sore? (I used my own saliva)

Yes: It is possible to self inoculate. The classic place is on the finger to get what is called a herpetic whitlow, a painful infection on the hand. ...Read more

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If you have genital herpes and you touch your zipper from jeans and then touch your mouth will u get infected with ur own genital herpes?

If you have genital herpes and you touch your zipper from jeans and then touch your mouth will u get infected with ur own genital herpes?

Depends on immunity: A person who has herpes on the his genitals should have immunity if he is not having his very first skin lesions. That means he should not be able to spread his own genital herpes to other sites on his body. Suppose, however, that he is playing with a woman's genitals, and she has the other strain of herpes that he doesn't have... then, he can spread her herpes onto his body parts. Life has risks. ...Read more

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My girfriend thinks she has caught genital herpes from her last boyfriend. Can I catch it from kissing her on the mouth or masturbating her with my fingers?

My girfriend thinks she has caught genital herpes from her last boyfriend. Can I catch it from kissing her on the mouth or masturbating her with my fingers?

Yes: If you have contact with any area that is actively shedding virus you could be infected. The transmission risk can be lowered by the infected partner taking suppresive anti viral medications. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has genital herpes. Can I get genital herpes from his saliva if he performs oral sex on me?

My boyfriend has genital herpes. Can I get genital herpes from his saliva if he performs oral sex on me?

See below: You could not be infected from the virus in his genital area by his oral contact with you. But if he also ever has or had genital hsv2 or oral hsv1 cold sores you could catch either of these viruses in your genitals by oral -genital contact with him. Oral hsv 1 causes 10% of genital herpes and genital hsv2 causes 10% of oral herpes. Both can be spread when no visible lesions are present. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has genital herpes, what are the chances of her passing onto me the virus if she gives me oral sex, is gh passed through saliva?

My girlfriend has genital herpes, what are the chances of her passing onto me the virus if she gives me oral sex, is gh passed through saliva?

Yes: Common question. Although the herpes virus is didactically notated as 2 separate viruses (hsv-1 and hsv-2, respectively), they are, in fact, the same virus. The -1, -2 just denotes the location. Hsv is highly contagious during it's prodromal phase and it's blister-form phase. Do not play around here, or you will get burnt. Have girlfriend get antiviral medication to keep outbreak controlled. ...Read more

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Is the genital herpes virus present in your urine, saliva, semen etc.?

Is the genital herpes virus present in your urine, saliva, semen etc.?

No: In people with genital herpes, the virus is only present in the infected skin and the nerves supplying that area. It cannot be transmitted through urine or saliva, and probably not semen. ...Read more

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A person has genital herpes (hsv2). His saliva enters another person's mouth through food. Will that person get genital herpes now?

A person has genital herpes (hsv2). His saliva enters another person's mouth through food. Will that person get genital herpes now?

Not Likely: Herpes requires disruption of the protective surface to cause infection. If there was a cut in the oral mucous membranes, a herpes infection can start there, but this is unlikely, although possible. The herpes virus will not travel intact through the stomach which is very acid and can not reach the genitals just by sharing food. ...Read more

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I have the oral herpes, had sex with someone I think I passed the virus to, a little of his saliva touched my genital area, can I get genital herpes?

I have the oral herpes, had sex with someone I think I passed the virus to, a little of his saliva touched my genital area, can I get genital herpes?

No risk: People are resistant to new infections with the same HSV type they already have. You will not catch a new HSV1 infection anywhere on your body, especially with the same virus strain already infecting your mouth. Also, HSV is not transmitted by such brief contact with saliva; the virus must be massaged into tissues. So no worries! Of course, you could still catch HSV2 if sexually exposed to it. ...Read more

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What're the chances are of me giving my boyfriend genital herpes HSV 1 from saliva, and my lips not touching his genitals. My cold sore was almost gone?

What're the chances are of me giving my boyfriend genital herpes HSV 1 from saliva, and my lips not touching his genitals. My cold sore was almost gone?

Hard to say: It's impossible to say what the statistical chances are of transmitting herpes with a single encounter. If you've recently had a cold sore, of course the chances are higher. But the virus can be shed even when no sore is present. It's a discussion and risk/benefit analysis that you and bf have to have with one another and make decision that feels comfortable for you. ...Read more

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If I have a cold sore & wipe saliva w/ my fingers on my penis to penetrate my gf, can she get genital herpes? I didn't touch the sore, just my tongue.

If I have a cold sore & wipe saliva w/ my fingers on my penis to penetrate my gf, can she get genital herpes? I didn't touch the sore, just my tongue.

Not likely: Although there is a low likelihood that you transmitted herpes to your partner, it is possible to transmit virus from a cold sore and thus transmission to your partner could result in her developing genital herpes. The herpes virus could go from your cold sore to your hand and from there to your penis. ...Read more

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Can genital herpes infect a baby?

Can genital herpes infect a baby?

Yes: This is more likely to happen if mom has a first breakout around the time of delivery & delivers vaginally. Infection rates of around 30% have been cited. Risk drops for recurrent outbreaks & when mom takes suppression meds. Often a c-section delivery is scheduled or done as soon as the water breaks to prevent exposure. ...Read more

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Can masturbation cause genital herpes?

No: No you have to come in contact with someone who has herpes. ...Read more

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If you put your finger on someone's pocket that has genital herpes and then touch your face will you get infected?

No risk: Herpes is transmitted only by direct skin-to-skin contact. For genital herpes, only by intercourse, not hand-genital contact. And no STD can be transmitted through clothing. ...Read more

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What to do about infected pore or genital herpes?

First, see doctor...: First, see doctor to learn which it is. Obviously the treatments for herpes and for "infected pore" (sebaceous cyst, pimple, folliculitis, etc) are very different from one another. If you are known to have genital herpes, each outbreak is usually pretty much like all the others. If you have a single pimple-like lesion, an "infected pore" is much more likely than herpes. ...Read more

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Could you get infected with your own genital herpes on the face with urine?

Could you get infected with your own genital herpes on the face with urine?

Very unlikely: Transfer of HSV infection to another part of the body (auto-inoculation) sometimes occurs during the first few weeks after catching the virus. Once someone has had genital or oral herpes more than 2-3 months, auto-inoculation is very rare. Use common sense hygiene, i.e. wash hands after toilet, and limit hand contact with face/eyes during genital herpes outbreaks. Otherwise, no worries about it. ...Read more

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Can herpes gladiatorum cause/become genital herpes, possibly through masturbation?

Virus: The virus is the same, so it could be spread to the genital area by touching the genital area with the virus. ...Read more

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Can you get infected with genital herpes if you touched your own urine and then touch your face?

Can you get infected with genital herpes if you touched your own urine and then touch your face?

Herpes: That sounds very unlikely. Herpes can spread fairly easily through contact with body fluids. When in doubt, a blood test can confirm or exclude herpes 1 or 2. ...Read more

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I'm wondering if I am already infected with genital herpes and I contract HIV what are the symptoms?

Usually nothing: Hiv usually doesn't have any symptoms. Some people report a flu like illness (fevers, chills, body aches) when we think they first got infected but most don't. There are no symptoms until much later in the disease. If you are concerned, you should get tested. ...Read more

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I heard the only way you can get HIV is someone who is infected with it but if I have genital herpes there's a possible chance I can get HIV explain?

I heard the only way you can get HIV is someone who is infected with it but if I have genital herpes there's a possible chance I can get HIV explain?

You explained: HIV is transmitted by infected person by unprotected sex or by shared needles. Causal contact will not transmit the disease. ...Read more

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If you have genital herpes and masturbated then accidentally touched your lips, will it cause oral herpes or how does this work?

According to the: Cdc ' if a person with genital herpes touches their sores or the fluids from the sores, they may transfer herpes to another part of the body.' so herpes type ii could be spread to the lip. ...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

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

Saliva (Definition)

The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more


Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more