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New partner. I have infrequent genital herpes outbreaks. What should we do?

New partner. I have infrequent genital herpes outbreaks. What should we do?

Herpes transmission: Herpes can be transmitted without a full blown outbreak. If your partner doesn't have herpes, take 400 mg of Acyclovir daily, . ...Read more

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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


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How likely am I to get genital herpes from my partner if we have protected sex and he's not having an outbreak?

How likely am I to get genital herpes from my partner if we have protected sex and he's not having an outbreak?

Still possible: It is possible to transmit herpes even when you aren't having an outbreak. Condoms help but don't completely protect you. The use of prophylactic antivirals such as valacyclovir has been shown to do a better job of both preventing outbreaks and transmission. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are chances of getting genital herpes from female if condom was used and partner had no outbreak?

What are chances of getting genital herpes from female if condom was used and partner had no outbreak?

Possible to get : Infected , as it is a virus infection even with condom which is not 100 % proof . How ever condom will protect in most of the times. Hpv virus may be present in exfoliate state , will not see warts . Eradication of virus in both is needed. ...Read more

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If me and my partner both have genital herpes and I perform oral sex on him, can I get oral herpes if he's not having an outbreak?

If me and my partner both have genital herpes and I perform oral sex on him, can I get oral herpes if he's not having an outbreak?

A Short Short Answer: A simple question with a potentially VERY complex answer.The short short short answer is Yes...possibly. You see it depends on the virus you have,he has,and the immunity you have developed overall.But even with immunity you can get either, just less probably.Next,you can get it without lesions because the virus can be hanging out there for several days before an outbreak.That's the basics. ...Read more

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Partner & i both have genital herpes, can we still have sex if one of us has an outbreak? Not cause of exposure; more like, will it make it worse?

Partner & i both have genital herpes, can we still have sex if one of us has an outbreak? Not cause of exposure; more like, will it make it worse?

See below : As long as the relationship is monogamous, both partners have the same type of herpes infection(s) (known as a seroconcordant couple), and both partners are free of other sexually transmitted infections, it's not necessary to use barrier methods like condoms or dental dams. Friction can aggravate herpes sores and slow healing, so you may want to avoid having sex when one of you has an outbreak. ...Read more

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If a woman has hsv2 genital herpes and their partner gives oral sex to them while not having an outbreak what are the chances of her partner gettin ?

? Percent: Not sure of a percent but absolutely yes you can transmit it to your partner. Hsv 2 can certainly cause oral infection, and just because you don't have lesions doesn't mean you aren't shedding the virus. I would advise against what he is doing for you. ...Read more

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First genital herpes outbreak. If I have been having sex with the same partner exclusively for over a year, how can I have contracted this only now?

No correlation: There is no correlation between infection and visible outbreaks. 90% of people infected with herpes type two, do not have sores or outbreaks. And the others can have no trigger to explain their outbreak. The mystery here that is not included in your question is is the genital herpes actually a new infection with herpes type one and not type two? Did you know your herpes blood test status? ...Read more

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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Genital Herpes (Definition)

This is a skin and mucous membrane infection of the soft tissues of the genitals, either male or female. It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex and transmitted person to person by direct contact. It produces small blister-like lesions which break down and form shallow ulcers which are ...Read more