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Is herpes is an STD ?

Is herpes is an STD ?

Yes: Genital herpes is almost always a sexually transmitted infection. Oral herpes can either be an STD but can also be transmitted other ways. Best wishes! ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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How does herpes spread? Is it always an std?

How does herpes spread? Is it always an std?

Contact: Contact is how you get herpes, i know of no other way. Whether it's kissing or rubbing, skin to skin contact is how the disease is transmitted. There is something called herpes gladiotorum that has ruined wrestling seasons because all of the wrestlers get it on their body typically starting from 1 person's mouth. ...Read more

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What is a way u can get herpes/std's without sex?

What is a way u can get herpes/std's without sex?

Yes, but...: You could get herpes, syphilis, and some other stds from kissing if you kissed someone who had an oral or pharyngeal infection. However, this is not the way stds are commonly spread. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have herpes or some other type of std?

How do I know if I have herpes or some other type of std?

STD: Local symptoms from a herpes simplex 2 infection usually is seen 2 to 12 days after exposure and consists of a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesions can appear on the penis, anus, labia or cervix and they can spread, coalesce followed by crusting over. The fluid in the lesions is very contagious. Some people contract herpes simplex 2 without any symptoms. Get tested to know. ...Read more

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Negative STD herpes result but showing symptoms, what's wrong?

Negative STD herpes result but showing symptoms, what's wrong?

Need eval to know.: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Does the STD herpes have to be present at the time to test positive ?

Does the STD herpes have to be present at the time to test positive ?

No: Herpes carrier status continues to test positive irrespective of breakouts. Transmission can still occur without eruptions. ...Read more

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While my STD herpes test was negative, I am showing symptoms. What should I do?

While my STD herpes test was negative, I am showing symptoms. What should I do?

See your doctor: This depends on the exact symptoms, how long it has been since your last possible herpes/STD exposure, and exactly what test(s) were done -- e.g. blood test (and there are several of those), culture, or DNA test (PCR). If you had a type-specific HSV blood test more than 12 weeks after exposure, almost certainly your symptoms aren't due to a new herpes infection. Follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Research paper on stds: could someone with herpes 2 give someone herpes type 1?

Research paper on stds: could someone with herpes 2 give someone herpes type 1?

No: If someone has only hsv2 then they can certainly spread that virus. You cannot spread something you do not have. The same would be said about someone with only hsv1. That person could spread hsv1 through close contact. ...Read more

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Please help me! clear out my mind before getting tested for STDs could i possibly have herpes?

Please help me! clear out my mind before getting tested for STDs could i possibly have herpes?

Hard to answer: Without further details, this question is difficult to answer. However, if unprotected sex has occurred with a new partner, exposure to any std is possible, including herpes. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more