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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 more

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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'm not sure, but should uninfected partner also take antiviral pills after sex with infected herpes partner?

I'm not sure, but should uninfected partner also take antiviral pills after sex with infected herpes partner?

Treat + partner: That might work, but what's more effective is for the infected partner to take medications chronically to help prevent transmission to a negative partner. ...Read more

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I'm currently infected by herpes simplex type II (igg) >10.0. What kind of food shall i take, what should I do?

I'm currently infected by herpes simplex type II (igg) >10.0. What kind of food shall i take, what should I do?

Treatment: What you eat won't make a difference. You can take anti-herpes medication like valacyclovir when you have outbreaks. Taking meds on a daily basis can be considered if you have frequent outbreaks or a sex partner who has a negative antibody. ...Read more

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If you have genital herpes and you go to take a pee and a little drop of urine lands on your upper lip, will you get infected ?

If you have genital herpes and you go to take a pee and a little drop of urine lands on your upper lip, will you get infected ?

Probably not: Transfer of an HSV infection from the area first involved to another area is called auto-inoculation. It sometimes occurs during the first infection, i.e. within several weeks of catching the virus. After that, the immune system prevents auto-inoculation. If someone has had genital or oral herpes more than a few months, it is very unlikely s/he will ever self infect other places on the body. ...Read more

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If herpes 1 & 2 are the usual herpes, are there herpes 3, 4, 5, 6, etc…, that also infect people?

If herpes 1 & 2 are the usual herpes, are there herpes 3, 4, 5, 6, etc…, that also infect people?

Great question- 8: 8 in humans: hhv1-herpes simplex -1(hsv1: cold sore), hhv2-herpes simplex(hsv2:genital), hhv-3:varicella zoster(vzv-chickenpox, shingles), hhv-4:epstein barr virus (ebv-mono, burkitt's, CNS lymphoma...), hhv-5:cytomegalovirus(cmv-retinitis), hhv-6: sixth disease(roseola infantum, exanthem subitum), hhv-7: like sixth disease, hhv-8:virus associated with kaposi's sarcoma, castelman's diseass. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have herpes or infected hair?

How do I tell if I have herpes or infected hair?

Seeyour GYN: Herpes usually recurs in teh same spot your gyn can do a herpes culture and blood work also. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from drinking after someone who is infected?

Can you get herpes from drinking after someone who is infected?

Not likely but: It is not likely but there is a remote possibility that the other person had an active herpetic lesion in the mouth and you drank immediately after he/she drank from the glass but i will not worry about it.Oral herpes causes cold sores and caused by type1 herpesvirus .Genital herpes is caused by type2 herpes virus. ...Read more