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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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How contagious is herpes?

How contagious is herpes?

Very: Herpes virus can be shed even when person is asymptomatic, and can occur with very close contact. See: http://stdtesting.Com/how-many-people-have-herpes --for more information and helpful links. ...Read more

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How is herpes contagious?

How is herpes contagious?

Herpes: Herpes is caught skin to skin. One does not gave to have a herpes sore to be contagious. There is viral shedding at the site infection occurred. ...Read more

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Is it true that herpes contagious?

Is it true that herpes contagious?

Yes: Genital herpes can easily spread between partners avoiding genital/genital or oral/genital contact with an infected partner is key. Because it is so common, it is a good bet that your partner has it, as well. If, after testing, you both have genital herpes, it is less of a concern. Valtrex (valacyclovir) has been shown to reduce transmission between partners and to a newborn. ...Read more

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Need to know is type two herpes contagious?

Need to know is type two herpes contagious?

Yes: Hsv-2 or herpes simplex virus 2 is contagious. The means of transmission are generally from direct contact and passage through compromised skin or mucous membranes such as during intercourse. ...Read more

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If I have herpes will i always be contagious?

If I have herpes will i always be contagious?

Theoretically: Herpes virus is shed primarily when lesions are active, but unfortunately it is possible to transmit the virus even when there is no obvious lesions present. ...Read more

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Can herpes be living and contagious and dry surfaces?

Herpes: Nope. It is transmitted skin to skin or saliva to skin in most cases. It is not transmitted from inanimate objects. ...Read more

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How contagious is your herpes after having it for over a year?

How contagious is your herpes after having it for over a year?

Does not change: If you have active open lesions you are never less transmissible than the first time you have it. Men generally transmit this less frequently when asymptomatic than do women who may be vaginally shedding the virus even in the absence of active lesions. ...Read more

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Is there anything such as herpes 2nd dimension ? If there is..Is it contagious ? What are the symptoms ? Is there a cure to this ?

Is there anything such as herpes 2nd dimension ? If there is..Is it contagious ? What are the symptoms ?  Is there a cure to this ?

No: There is herpes simplex types 1 and 2. Type 2 typically causes genital infection with painful blisters and can transmit to others by intercourse. All the herpesviruses develop latency in the body and can recur. ...Read more

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About how long before seeing herpes lesions do you start being contagious?Like if you wake up with it how long had you been contagious leading up it?

About how long before seeing herpes lesions do you start being contagious?Like if you wake up with it how long had you been contagious leading up it?

NO easy answer: You are the most contagious when you have active, open lesions. However, carriers can be asymptomatic shedders, meaning you could pass it on without having any lesions. Talk with your doctor about ways to prevent transmission. ...Read more

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Sacral herpes - just as contagious ?

Sacral herpes  - just as contagious ?

YES: If the person takes 1 valacyclovir or acyclovir a day she will be less cantagious but not complete protection. This med can also be used at onset of any attack to make it less severe. Herpes virus will be present on the skin sometimes when there are no symptoms. ...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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Does herpes type1 IgG possitive contagious with out outbreaks ?

Does herpes type1 IgG  possitive contagious with out outbreaks ?

Some viral shedding: Although the chance of transmission is highest during an active outbreak, there is still a very small chance of transmitting/spreading the infection without outbreak as some viral shedding occurs all the time. If you have frequent outbreak, consult your doc for suppressive treatment as there are quite a few options available these days. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there is a type of herpes thats not contagious?

Please tell me if there is a type of herpes thats not contagious?

Yes: There are several human herpes viruses. All cause initial infection, then lie dormant and may recur later. When dormant, some are not contagious, like varicella zoster virus (causes chickenpox and shingles) or Epstein Barr virus (mononucleosis). Herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2, which cause oral and genital herpes, often are contagious even when dormant, but only by close or intimate contact. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's a type of herpes thats not contagious?

Help! need to know if there's a type of herpes thats not contagious?

In general: Once someone is diagnosed with herpes, they should always consider themselves able to transmit the herpes virus. ...Read more

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Friend argues that because she never gave it to anyone else before, shes not contagious. But isn't herpes contagious no matter what?

Friend argues that because she never gave it to anyone else before, shes not contagious. But isn't herpes contagious no matter what?

Herpes simplex: You may communicate the virus to others without the presence of an open lesion, and the person receiving the virus may never show a lesion. But once you have this virus it is like an eternal squatter. It never goes away. ...Read more

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A friend of mine was bitten and now is on antivirals in case simian herpes b. What can we do or look for for her and is it contagious between humans?

A friend of mine was bitten and now is on antivirals in case simian herpes b. What can we do or look for for her and is it contagious between humans?

Symptoms start : and as soon as 7 days with flu like symptoms of fatigue, muscle aches and general feelings of being ill. There may be blisters that form near the site of the bite, but not always. Unfortunately, the B virus can affect the spinal cord or brain, and then there could be change in sensation, balance problems and paralysis. Human transmission is rare. Prophylactic meds decrease risk of nerve damage. ...Read more

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During the crusting stage of herpes, its very contagious.But what if the person is taking medication?Still as contagious as it would be if they werent

During the crusting stage of herpes, its very contagious.But what if the person is taking medication?Still as contagious as it would be if they werent

Herpes: It sure sounds like you are operating on old information about herpes. If one has herpes they are always contagious, whether they have a sore or not. The rate of viral shedding, however, is unpredictable and untestable. If you have any viral shedding now your contagiousness will be about 50% reduced if you are on medications. ...Read more

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Is herpes meningitis contagious?

Is herpes meningitis contagious?

Yes: Patients with herpes meningitis should be under contact precautions, as it can be spread like the flu. ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more