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I am in a monogamous relationship, am I safe from herpes?

I am in a monogamous relationship, am I safe from herpes?

Maybe not: Two people in a monogamous relationship must both start out free of herpes. That means "the couple" is herpes-free. Then, each partner must stay monogamous in order for herpes to not enter the couple's relationship by way of a third party. However, most adults already have herpes type 1 (but not herpes type 2) even if they don't get cold sores. Either type can cause oral or genital herpes. ...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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F/56 postmenopausal in a monogamous marriage for over 20 years. 4 weeks ago develop small itchy vulvar bumpy sore. no other symptoms. Is herpes likely?

F/56 postmenopausal in a monogamous marriage for over 20 years. 4 weeks ago develop small itchy vulvar bumpy sore. no other symptoms. Is herpes likely?

Age 56: It is time for you to see your Endocrinologist as soon as possible. Please do not delay! You may be referred to a different specialist if the Endocrinologist wants additional information. ...Read more

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If I have genital herpes that i caught from my sexual partner (presenting below the belt) is fellatio okay? I contracted herpes (genital type) from my (now) monogamous (formerly sexually active with others) sexual partner through below the belt intercours

If I have genital herpes that i caught from my sexual partner (presenting below the belt) is fellatio okay? I contracted herpes (genital type) from my (now) monogamous (formerly sexually active with others) sexual partner through below the belt intercours

The : The short answer here is that herpes virus is contagious wheter or not you have active lesion, although a greater chance to be transmitted when active lesions are present. If oral sex is performed by either partner, the person performing the act is susceptible to contracting the virus and thus at risk for a herpes outbreak on the mouth, in the mouth, and even throat in some cases. The bottom line is to always protect yourself with condoms and dental dam. Take care. ...Read more

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Can sweat and panty liner irritation/rubbing during sport cause vaginal blisters? No history of herpes same partner for a while monogamous relationshi

Can sweat and panty liner irritation/rubbing during sport cause vaginal blisters? No history of herpes same partner for a while monogamous relationshi

Theoretically: But I'd still obtain swab cultures. Unfortunately, people can shed the HSV1 and HSV2 strains with no blisters/vesicles present. Meantime, gentle soap like Ivory, topical bacitracin cream, 100% cotton undies, and abstinence. ...Read more

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If a monogamus couple both have asymptomatic herpes, should they take medication?

If a monogamus couple both have asymptomatic herpes, should they take medication?

Treatment Yes: If they have an outbreak yes. But, if the herpes is the same there is no need for suppressing viral shedding in the scenario you describe. ...Read more

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If u haven't had an out break of herpes for 3yrs am i safe?

If u haven't had an out break of herpes for 3yrs am i safe?

Safe of what?: Herpes type 2 may be in remission and a symptomatic for many years, but it may recur anytime. It's recomanded to be on anti herpes medications like Acyclovir at all times to be safer. ...Read more

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Is there an amount of time that passes if you've been exposed to herpes where you are safe of not getting it?

Is there an amount of time that passes if you've been exposed to herpes where you are safe of not getting it?

Unclear: I am not sure what you are really asking. But six to twelve weeks past exposure if there is no IgM or IgG antibodies then you are free and clear. ...Read more

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Should you masterbate when you have herpes ? If I can how to be safe about it?

Should you masterbate when you have herpes ? If I can how to be safe about it?

Yes but..: Make sure you wash your hands completely afterwards and do not touch your eyes or mouth before doing so to prevent spread to other areas ...Read more