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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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Is it okay to try to have a baby even though being I am infected with genital herpes?

Is it okay to try to have a baby even though being I am infected with genital herpes?

Yes: Yes. There is a risk of transmission to the baby during pregnancy but this is very low. The greatest risk for transmission is during a vaginal delivery if there are any active lesions (during an outbreak). You would be placed on medication to take daily to help prevent an outbreak. If active lesions are present, your OB might recommend cesarean delivery. ...Read more

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Can you get infected with genital herpes if you touched your own urine and then touch your face ?

Can you get infected with genital herpes if you touched your own urine and then touch your face ?

Herpes: That sounds very unlikely. Herpes can spread fairly easily through contact with body fluids. When in doubt, a blood test can confirm or exclude herpes 1 or 2. ...Read more

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I'm wondering if I am already infected with genital herpes and i contract HIV what are the symptoms?

Usually nothing: Hiv usually doesn't have any symptoms. Some people report a flu like illness (fevers, chills, body aches) when we think they first got infected but most don't. There are no symptoms until much later in the disease. If you are concerned, you should get tested. ...Read more

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Is there a way to tell when i was infected with genital herpes. I received positive test results today from a herpes swab culture. I had a blood test back in june that came back negative. I have been with the same sexual partner since november of 2009. On

Is there a way to tell when i was infected with genital herpes. I received positive test results today from a herpes swab culture. I had a blood test back in june that came back negative. I have been with the same sexual partner since november of 2009. On

Herpes : Herpes is caused by a virus that can lie dormant in the body for years. Because of this, you can catch it from someone who has never even had any symptoms. Since you had a negative test in june and a positive test now, it's safe to say you probably contracted herpes sometime between then and now, but when and from who cannot be determined. Either partner could have transmitted it to you and your outbreak would not have necessarily coincided with when you contracted it. I attached a center for disease control website with information about herpes below. ...Read more

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I used a hemorrhoid cream from someone infected with genital herpes and when I took some out I put it in a toilet paper and applied it. Can I get herp?

I used a hemorrhoid cream from someone infected with genital herpes and when I took some out I put it in a toilet paper and applied it. Can I get herp?

Possible but slight: virsuses can live outside the body for short period of time (like seconds, most article say < 10 seconds, ) but longer in damp conditions. So, very unlikely unless your friend had just used the medication. ...Read more

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Can genital herpes become infected? What should I do to improve it?

Yes: Genital herpes can cause superficial ulcers in the genital area and these can get secondarily infected with bacteria. If you suspect that you have the infection, you should see your doctor to get the appropriate treatment. ...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