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Whatre the chances are of me giving my boyfriend genital herpes HSV 1 from saliva, and my lips not touching his genitals. My cold sore was almost gone?

Whatre the chances are of me giving my boyfriend genital herpes HSV 1 from saliva, and my lips not touching his genitals. My cold sore was almost gone?

Hard to say: It's impossible to say what the statistical chances are of transmitting herpes with a single encounter. If you've recently had a cold sore, of course the chances are higher. But the virus can be shed even when no sore is present. It's a discussion and risk/benefit analysis that you and bf have to have with one another and make decision that feels comfortable for you. ...Read more

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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What is type one genital herpes on your private part and how easily can ot be spread?

What is type one genital herpes on your private part and how easily can ot be spread?

Type 2: It can be spread to your partner when active and can be spread during asymptomatic shedding phase even if you do not see anything. Oral antivirals can treat the episode and prevent attacks if taken long term.I recommend the use of a latex condom along with medicine to decrease the incidence of spreading herpes to your partner. ...Read more

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Is type 1 genital herpes painful?

Is type 1 genital herpes painful?

Here are some ...: The page still shows this Q still unanswered although I did it. So, I repeated; HSV-1 genital herpes can cause itching, sore, and pain as that from HSV-2. More detail? To http://www.livestrong.com/article/49176-symptoms-type-genital-herpes/. Best wish.. ...Read more

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Type 1 genital herpes. How can I manage the pain?

Type 1 genital herpes. How can I manage the pain?

Several ways: Lyrica, (pregabalin) Neurontin and amytriptaline have been successfully used. Using high dose Cymbalta 60mg a day may also work. ...Read more

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Should i take a chance with a guy that has type 1 genital herpes?

Should i take a chance with a guy that has type 1 genital herpes?

It Depends: What do you mean by "take a chance". He happens to have a virus that he could possibly give you that is not life threatening & manageable.There are things that can help prevent transfer & you may already have hsv1-have you been checked? Many have it & never know. It becomes more of a question of how you feel about him & whether you see him as a potential long-term mate & if honesty trumps hsv. ...Read more

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Should i take a chance with a girl that has type 1 genital herpes?

It Depends: What do you mean by "take a chance". She happens to have a virus that she could possibly give you that is not life threatening & manageable.There are things that can help prevent transfer & you may already have hsv1-have you been checked? Many have it & never know. It becomes more of a question of how you feel about her & whether you see her as a potential long-term mate & if honestly trumps hsv1. ...Read more

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If I have oral sex with someone who has herpes simplex type 1 will i get genital herpes type 2?

If I have oral sex with someone who has herpes simplex type 1 will i get genital herpes type 2?

Yes!: You can acquire type 2 herpes as well. No protection is given. But remember location does not count. Type one or 2 can infect orally or genitally. ...Read more

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How can one safely live with someone with genital herpes?

Both Get Tested : Genital herpes is extremely common. Most people don't know that they are infected. Transmission to an uninfected partner is common, especially in the absence of symptoms. Having sex when there is "no outbreak" is helpful but not fully protective condoms give less than perfect protection. Valtrex (valacyclovir) has been shown to reduce transmission rates. Less of concern if both partners test positively. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting genital herpes from one time exposure?

What are the chances of getting genital herpes from one time exposure?

Possible: Genital herpes can cause oral infection and oral herpes can cause genital infections even when no eruptions are present although transmission of the virus is much more likely during breakouts. 20% of all adults are infected with genital herpes and up to 80% of adults are infected with oral herpes and the virus can be transmitted even when there are no symptoms or lesions present. ...Read more

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How to know if one has genital herpes ONLY not oral if there were never sores or lesions on genitals?

Blood test: There are blood tests for both HSV 1 and 2. Genital infection is usually caused by HSV 2. Lack of genital lesions does not rule out HSV 2 infection. It would be prudent to consult your doctor for proper testing. ...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