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What's The Best Way To Clean The Area When Your Infected With Genital Herpes
Soap and water: Keep it clean with gentle soap and water. Read more
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
To get genital herpes you have to touch the infected area? A woman has an infected area above vagina, not on it. So as long as I don't touch that spot I should be ok? She's been on meds for it for 4 years. No outbreak for 2 years.
I heard conflicting answers. To get genital herpes you have to come into contact with infected area? Say the infected area is on inner thigh. If I have intercourse w her and never touch the inner thigh. (Covered by a towel) could I still catch it?
Possible to get HSV: Visible HSV lesions are infectious but just covering the lesion may not be sufficient to prevent HSV transmission if there is also infectious virus on nearby skin. Avoiding close skin contact when there's a definite HSV outbreak, using condoms at other times & the person taking antiviral meds all significantly reduce HSV transmission. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Woman has genital herpes outbreak 4 years ago on her mons pubis only. On meds. No outbreak for 2 years. What are chances of me getting it if I have sex with her but never come in contact with that area? Could she have other infected areas?
For those of you already infected with genital herpes, what steps do you take to keep from spreading it?
Abstinence: Abstinence and honesty.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
Yes: Chances are high to be infectedGet a more detailed answer ›
Can you give me a percentage of people that develop genital herpes symptoms and people that don't develop symptoms when they are first infected?
If the rates of transmission are so low (8 percent for YEAR with infected partner or lower), why/how do 40-50 million people have genital herpes?
Sex and Math: Approximately 1 in 5 or 6 US adults and teens have HSV type 2 infections and do not know it. According to the CDC 776, 000 in the US get new infections yearly. So a lot of people are going around having unprotected sex spreading a virus without knowledge. Question the 8 percent per year rate.? Sex partners need to get blood tests before becoming intimate, use condom, if + take antivirals. Read more
Is it likely to contract genital herpes from touching a door knob that an infected person touched and then touching youself right after you touched it?
No: But why? Clorox will kill surface viruses. Clean up surfaces and avoid any risks possible. Read more
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
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
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