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Is There Legal Action I Can Take Against Someone For Infecting With Herpes
Herpes: I am not an attorney but i doubt there is anything you can do. Herpes is so prevalent in the us (95% of the population has been exposed to it) that it's almost impossible to avoid. Because it's so common, it would be very difficult to prove where you got it from. ...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
I kissed someone with a coldsore, is there medicine to take to prevent the virus from effecting me?
When did this occur?: If it was within a few hours, perhaps you could get an antiviral oral medication (salt of Acyclovir like gancyclovir) which would interrupt this, but that is doubtful. Most people, probably including you, have already been exposed and have herpes simplex in their bodies already. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mate has genital herpes but is taking the medication neccesary for break outs. What actions and precautions can we take if trying to conceive?
Herpes: Even people taking continuous medication to prevent outbreaks may still have outbreaks. If your partner has any pre-lesion symptoms such as burning or tingling, avoid sex. Also, during the times of your cycle when you aren't fertile, use a condom. You may want to use ovulation prediction kits to know when unprotected sex needed. ...Read more
If someone is on daily Valtrex (valacyclovir) suppressant for hsv-2 and you kiss them, can you contract any form of the virus if there is no other sexual contact?
Could a doctor prescribe Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) for the prevention of HIV or PrEP to a sexually active minor age 17?
My dad is having herpes virus infection in eye. He is taking valcivir medicn.Please tell me for how long can a person take medicine without sideefect?
Herpes: Herpes in the eye is not uncommon. We sometimes will ask patients to take a maintenance dose of Acyclovir or valcyclovir for a year (or years) to prevent recurrence. The initial treatment is usually 10-14 days depending on findings under the eye microscope. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best antiviral for HSV 1&2? Can an unaffected person use it if they suspicious of having the disease? Is it harmful in anyway? Help please
See below: If you have no symptoms of the disease, there is no reason to use antivirals. That is just increased cost and exposure to medication adverse effects without any benefit, and no reasonable doctor would prescribe this. Hsv is not a virus you can eradicate, so even if you have it, it will always be with you, antiviral or not. ...Read more
Slept w/ someone who is on medication for genital herpes with no outbreak. What is the risk if there was no protection used?
What are the things we should take take care of while having sex with unknown person.
Can kissing pass the stds.
Kissing can pass STD: Better to take a little time to get to know a person,before such intimate contact occurs.Use normal precautions,condoms,and common sense.Its an unforgiving world out there.The onus is on you to take care of yourself,and remember,you kiss your mother with that mouth. ...Read more
Pls tell me the most effective&extensive HPV vaccine for men that is soon 2 b/currently available.
should cover as many stains as poss not just 16&18?
Gardisil 9: In the US, the Gardisil 9 is the newest version of the HPV vaccine marketed by MERCK .It covers 9 strains of the HPV associated with disease, 7 more that the bivalent 16/18 vaccine. The US FDA approval is for age 9-26. Whether this is available or not in England is not something I have access to. ...Read more
Can you name some vaccine that protects against H1N1? Is it safe to be vaccinated? Heard it weakens immune system and long term effect of vaccine are still not known? Please guide me.
Is it safe to take one dose of a steroid (prednisone) when you are HIV positive and experiencing some unknown Illness? (I am undergoing testing from multiple specialists). ER is wanted me to take it.
Could u pls tell me the most effective&extensive HPV vaccine that is soon 2 b/currently available? It should protect from as many types/strains as pos
HPV vaccine: Look for either Gardasil or Cervarix both work for HPV 16 and 18 which are the causes of cervical cancer. For minutia of the serotypes covered as you asked see this pub med article http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24553190 Bottom line? They both work. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can u get a tract infection if the person has no history of any stds/stis but really used their teeth during oral?
See below: Oral sex is generally safe if done safely. However, unless in a completely monogamous relationship, stds can be transmitted in this way. You should probably use a condom to protect your partner from the hpv virus, of which most adults are carriers. This virus is a major cause of head and neck cancers later in life. ...Read more
After a sexual assault, hospital gives a few medications, is one of the medications used to prevent herpes both oral/vaginal or is there no such thing?
Herpes: No such medicine to prevent getting herpesviruses . Only medicine to help if you have it. ...Read more
How easy is it to pass herpes from a woman to man? And what about if both are on anti viral medication?
Herpes Newest INFO: Gender has nothing to do with this. Herpes viruses do not discriminate. So here is what we know: a person with hsv 2, the 'genital' form of herpes can shed virus irregularly and without sores. Medication can lower this risk by 50% but not more than that. A person who already has hsv 2 cannot get it again. The same goes for the hsv 1, the simplex virus. I am unsure why you are both on meds. ...Read more
Is tonsillitis, strep and/or pharyngitis catching? Can others catch it from me through common contact while i take antibiotic that works against all 3
Possibly: You can transmit an oral or throat infection by close contact in the early phase of the infection. But not likely with casual contact. Furthermore, after you have been on appropriate antibiotics for 24 hours or so, you won't be infectious. ...Read more
Is it required to have test for HBV or any vaccines for applying a fiance visa in us because im HBV positive?What is the best thing to do?Plz help
K1 Visa: You should not be denied a k-1 visa for medical reasons based upon this, but the very best thing to do is to contact an attorney who specializes in these services and they can smooth the way to obtaining such a document. Good luck and welcome to the usa. ...Read more
Taking 1 tablet daily of valacyclovir is said to prevent HSV transmission from the host to the partner.How accurate is that? How to protect ourselves?
Herpes: Taking valacylcovir to prevent or to turn down potential viral shedding and contagiousness diminishes the risk by 50%. This is the best that can be done as of now with western medicine. Your physician seems up to date on this vital information. ...Read more
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