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Preventing Spread Of Hsv2
About 50%: The single research study that investigated this showed a 50% reduction in HSV-2 transmission between heterosexual partners who had unprotected vaginal sex about 2-3 times a month, when one partner had genital HSV-2. In other words, over a longstanding relationship, many partners still will be infected and other precautions remain wise, especially condoms and avoiding sex during obvious outbreaks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Avoid contact with ill persons. Good hand hygene with hand sanitizer. Avoid touching nose and face. Covering cough and sneeze. Avoid unnecessary antibiotic treatment. Decrease antibiotic use in animal husbandry. Get all imunizations. Appropriate isolation of contageous persons. Spend more money on research. ...Read more
Creates Problems: The products used to kill the mosquitoes also kill off beneficial insects setting in motion some disastrous results in the past that caused more harm than good. Pesticide resistance has been another issue. Nonetheless this has been one approach that still has merit and many programs are in play internationally. The eventual ramifications remain to be seen. ...Read more
What are the chances of spreading HSV 1 orally? Outbreak or no outbreak around mouth and or in mouth. ? As contagious when no outbreak?
Does having Epstein Barr virus in past reduce the chance of getting herpes being passed via unprotected blowjob?
What is the chance of HSV1 transmission to the genitals via oral sex during the "healing stage" of the cold sore?
See answer: The amount of virus that is shed is much less when the cold sore is starting to heal over, but it is still possible to get Genital HSV1. HSV is shed periodically even in between outbreaks and can be found in the saliva. On the other hand HSV1 is spread more easily to your lips than your genitals as the HSV1 virus prefers the former and the HSV2 virus prefers the genitals. ...Read more
What are the other ways to prevent transmission of herpes virus type2 aside from abstinence and condom?
Herpes simplex: The chances are excellent.Get a more detailed answer ›
CDC HIV Risk Factors: In general, behaviors that increase risk for HIV include: -Having sex with an infected partner+repetitively -Engaging in injection drug use, prostitution, -STDs -Gay/transgender men who have sex with men- anal sex is extremely dangerous and should be avoided For a complete explanation of risk factors see: https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/prevention/reduce-your-risk/who-is-at-risk-for-hiv/ ...Read more
I have HSV2 & my bf does not (he knows I do) Since we do long distance, should I take Valtrex daily or only before I see him to prevent transmission?
OK before visits: If you are having few outbreaks and don't need ongoing suppressive treatment to prevent them, it should be OK to take valacyclovir only during your visits together. Start at least 2-3 days before each visit. Remember that treatment reduces transmission risk by about half; condoms also are recommended. ...Read more
How to know if I got hsv2 in the eye? how dangerous is it? what should I use to prevent blindness? I feel, itchy, blurry, red & blistery :(
See doctor: You need an exam at the very least to determine the cause of your symptoms. An ophthalmologist is the one to examine you, do any necessary testing to determine what is the problem and treat this. Don't risk your vision. HSV can cause scarring and can only be diagnosed with an exam. Good luck. ...Read more
2 to 7 days: Will take less than a wk to hepes simplex ii infection , once get infected stays in the body for ever , anti viral drug Acyclovir will not cure but will help in acute attacks ( break outs ). If you are infected like 30 million american , you must inform your partner , use of condoms will reduce the incidence bur will not prevent 100% , almost half million new cases are added in usa. ...Read more
I have these little red patches on my leg. they don't itch or anything. they've been there for like 4 days. I have hsv2 and am worried it spread.
Not herpes: Once someone has recurrent herpes, either oral or genital, for more than a few months, it almost never spreads elsewhere. And if the leg patches were herpes, they would look the same and behave the same as your other outbreaks. Almost certainly this is something else, entirely unrelated to herpes. ...Read more
Could it be possible for hsv2 to be spread from the mouth to another person if they have oral hsv2 even without showing symptoms?
Extremely unlikely: First, oral HSV2 infections are rare, and when present, are pretty much limted to people who also have genital infection. Second, when oral HSV2 is present, asymptomatic shedding of the virus -- i.e. infectivity without symptoms -- is uncommon, much less than for genital HSV2. For those reasons, HSV2 is almost never transmitted from mouth to genitals. No worries at all. Best wishes. ...Read more
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I have hsv2 can I spread that to my kids by kissing them? Also my 2 year old is constantly putting her mouth on my cups can it transmit that way?
Yes, it can: If you have an active outbreak, it can definitely be transmitted by kissing. Drinking from a cup is a bit harder to transmit that way, but can happen. You need to put cup out of reach and do hugs instead of kisses until you heal up. Also talk to your doctor about preventative meds for you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have HSv2 genital. is it only spread by skin to skin contact of infected area or can kissing pass it,? Even if i wasn't originally infected orally
If I have hsv2 anally when masterbate(penis) with a healing papercut on a finger does that spread the virus? Haven't had outbreaks on penis
Diagnosed w/ hsv1&hsv2. Hsv2 was cultured from genitals. Hsv1 antibodies in bloodwork. W/ no cold sore, would kissing my daughter spread it to her?
Confusion with label: Decades ago we looked at T1 as cold sore & T2 as genital, but no more. Whether changes in sexual practices or better research, we know that both types give rise to genital herpes. You cannot pass either type to your kid by kissing without an active cold sore. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Herpes simplex viruses -- more commonly known as herpes -- are categorized into two types: herpes type 1 (hsv-1, or oral herpes) and herpes type 2 (hsv-2, or genital herpes). Most commonly, herpes type 1 causes sores around the mouth and lips (sometimes called fever blisters or cold sores). Hsv-1 can cause genital herpes, but most cases of genital herpes are caused by herpes type 2. ...Read more
Herpes outbreak: It is common in a new relationship to engage in sexual relations more frequently than usual. Friction from frequent intercourse can irritate the skin and bring on an outbreak. Using a water based lubricant can help reduce irritation. Remember to always use a condom, to prevent transmission of the virus. Other causes of herpes outbreaks can be hormonal changes, some women have outbreaks near peri ...Read more
Likely: Especially if they are having an outbreak of sores. ...Read more