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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

Contagious (Definition)

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