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Living With Herpes Simplex 2
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Yes: Oral herpes simplex virus-1, can be transmitted to the genitals via fellatio or cunnilingus, just as hsv-2 can be transmitted from person's genitals to an other person's mouth. Thus you should avoid oral sex with anyone with a sore on his or her mouth. Hsv is extremely contagious even in the absence of symptoms or visible lesions. Thus beware! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please advise what is the difference between herpes simplex 1, herpes simplex 2 and gential herpes?
It isn't: These viruses are very similar except that type i usually infects around the mouth and type ii around the genitalia. ...Read more
Herpes: What is genital herpes? Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (std) caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (hsv-1) or type 2 (hsv-2). Most genital herpes is caused by hsv-2. Most individuals have no or only minimal signs or symptoms from hsv-1 or hsv-2 infection. When signs do occur, they typically appear as one or more blisters on or around the genitals or rectum. ...Read more
Some viral shedding: Although the chance of transmission is highest during an active outbreak, there is still a very small chance of transmitting/spreading the infection without outbreak as some viral shedding occurs all the time. If you have frequent outbreak, consult your doc for suppressive treatment as there are quite a few options available these days. Good luck. ...Read more
Diagnosed with herpes 1 and indeterminacy herpes 2. Married. Have small cut like blister outside vagina. Is this herpes or another std.
See details: Herpes can have a variety of appearances including cut like blisters. If they recur in similar areas and last a few days, it is consistent with herpes. If you have no other reason for the blister such as scratching or shaving then is probably is. See your GYN to confirm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uncommon: Encephalistis from hsv is uncommon but can be lethal. Hsv-1 actually has a predilection for central nervous system cells and can infect the temporal lobe of our brain. Most patients have a very acute course of personality change. Prompt lumbar puncture is often confirmatory and prolonged/timely IV antibiotics are essential treatments. ...Read more
Depends: Dangerous can mean different things to different people. It can be dangerous because it causes genital lesions which are hazardous to your sex life. It can also rarely cause meningoencephalitis (brain and surrounding tissue infection) which is far more life threatening. However, the most common presentation of hsv-2 is genital herpes, which is not life threatening. ...Read more
Can I (male) get genital herpes by french kissing a girl with genital herpes (type 2)? Thank you.
Whats the percentage or chance of getting herpes 2 by sharing a cigarette with someone who has herpes 1 and 2
Genital herpes: Herpes 2 is usually transmitted by contact with the genital area, but if the person is shedding virus onto his hand and touches the cigarette and then you put the cigarette in your mouth, it would be possible to transmit the virus to you. Herpes 2 can cause oral infection. ...Read more
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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