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A female with vaginal herpes infection....Can the vaginal discharge be white and look like cottage cheese like a yeast infection?

A female with vaginal herpes infection....Can the vaginal discharge be white and look like cottage cheese like a yeast infection?

Not usually HSV: Genital herpes usually does not have a white cottage cheese like discharge. Definitive answer as to what is causing the discharge would be made by testing the discharge at the gyn's office. Best wishes. 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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Is it harder for a woman to give herpes to a guy?

Is it harder for a woman to give herpes to a guy?

Herpes and Gender: No. Herpes is a virus. It is transmitted from skin to skin. It does not know gender. Read more

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If a woman has herpes and has a baby, does her baby automatically get the herpes?

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If a woman has herpes and has a baby, does her baby automatically get the herpes?

No: The chance for the newborn infant to contract herpes infection from the maternal birth canal depends upon how long mother has had the same infection. If the mother contracted herpes infection during her pregnancy, transmission rate is much higher compared to the mother who did before she got pregnant. Read more

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If a woman has herpes, how long after sex would they appear?

If a woman has herpes, how long after sex would they appear?

If she has herpes...: If a man or a woman already has herpes, he or she may get an outbreak at anytime, before, during, or after sex. These recurrence lesions develop over a day or so, which means he or she would not say the lesions occurred DURING sex, unless the sex lasted all day long. Herpes lesions coming from a brand new genital infection, may happen from 2 days after sex to about 10 days after sex. Read more

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Can my partner perform oral sex on me if I have herpes but no outbreaks? I am a woman.

Can my partner perform oral sex on me if I have herpes but no outbreaks? I am a woman.

Risk: The decision is up to you and your partner. You can discuss it and take Valacyclovir to reduce the chance of transmission. Avoid sex if you feel symptoms without outbreak. Shaving can also cause an outbreak or expression even if you are on suppressive therapy. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/herpes/stdfact-herpes. Htm Read more

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Can a woman with herpes do artificial insemination?

Can a woman with herpes do artificial insemination?

Yes: An active herpes outbreak is only a concern at the time of vaginal delivery.
An initial herpes infection would not be good during the pregnancy, but recurrent outbreaks are usually not problems for the baby. Read more

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Herpes contagious during an outbreak on woman, what to do?

Herpes contagious during an outbreak on woman, what to do?

Yes it is.: You might want to use an antiviral medication - see your physician for this. Read more

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Could a woman develop type 1 herpes through non sexual contact?

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Yes: Hsv 1 is usually associated with cold sores; casual contact, such as kissing, can transmit this (and is the most common reason for transmission). Read more

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How easy is it to pass herpes from a woman to man? And what about if both are on anti viral medication?

Herpes Newest INFO: Gender has nothing to do with this. Herpes viruses do not discriminate.

So here is what we know:

a person with hsv 2, the 'genital' form of herpes can shed virus irregularly and without sores. Medication can lower this risk by 50% but not more than that. A person who already has hsv 2 cannot get it again.

The same goes for the hsv 1, the simplex virus. I am unsure why you are both on meds. Read more

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What is the safest way to be intimate with a woman with herpes with a less likely chance of contracting the virus?

What is the safest way to be intimate with a woman with herpes with a less likely chance of contracting the virus?

Herpes: First we need to know what type of herpes she has. Second, where does she have it? If it is not known then there is no way to test or guess where she is contagious. Many people are being put on a herpes mediation to suppress viral shedding, but this lowers the risk of transmission by 50% at most. 90% of people with herpes do not have an outbreak and thus cannot tell us where they are infected. Read more

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Can a woman with herpes 2 have sex without comdoms?

Can a woman with herpes 2 have sex without comdoms?

Sometimes yes: I agree with previous replies, but I think they assumed new partnerships. Sometimes condoms and other prevention measures aren't needed. If your partner already has HSV2, s/he won't get it again. In a committed relationship with someone willing to take the risk, maybe when hoping to conceive. Also performing oral sex (assuming you don't have oral HSV2). Mutual masturbation. Discuss with partner! Read more

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If a woman only has herpes in the genitals can somebody get herpes just from kissing that person?

If a woman only has herpes in the genitals can somebody get herpes just from kissing that person?

Sure: Kissing the infected genitals of the woman will let the kisser catch the herpes virus from the kissee, unless the kisser already had caught that same strain of herpes virus earlier in his life... in which case he should have immunity against catching that same strain a second time. That means a person with Herpes 1 and not Herpes 2, can catch Herpes 2 from another person but cannot catch Herpes 1. Read more

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Can u get herpes by sucking on a woman breast?

Can u get herpes by sucking on a woman breast?

Yes: Herps simplex virus is a rare cause of breast infection. Few cases of maternal-infant transmission of the virus during breast-feeding resulting in nipple lesions have been documented and only two cases have been reported in nonlactating women.
So you can get if the female is infected. But dose not come from the milk, herpes can be passed on during skin-to-skin contact. Read more

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Can a woman with herpes give birth and not pass it on to her unborn child?

Can a woman with herpes give birth and not pass it on to her unborn child?

Yes: Most of herpes viral infection in newborns happens when their mothers had a primary herpes infection during the pregnancy. Women who have had same infection prior to current pregnancy are much less likely to transmit the infection to their newborns, even if they experience flare-up of infection during the pregnancy. Read more

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If a sperm donor has herpes, will the donation infect the woman?

If a sperm donor has herpes, will the donation infect the woman?

Semen herpes: Probably not since the virus is typically located on genital skin and semen is extruded through the urethra. Also, the sperm is processed from the semen specimen before it is used. Read more