Top
20
Doctor insights on: Would You Date Someone With Herpes

Share
1

1
Would you date someone with herpes?

Would you date someone with herpes?

Everyone else is...: Your question suggests that genital herpes (hsv-2) is the issue. However, would you have an issue with a person with a cold sore (hsv-1)? Believe it or not, there are 8 types of humans herpes viruses that can cause disease. By the time a person reaches adulthood in the US, greater than 75% have herpes. ...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


2

2
Would you date someone with an ostomy?

Would you date someone with an ostomy?

Why not?: You may need one at some point yourself. ...Read more

3

3
How can you tell if someone you date has HIV or aids?

How can you tell if someone you date has HIV or aids?

You can't: You generally can't, unless you get tested together. That's why you should just assume that everyone you have sex with has HIV and behave accordingly. ...Read more

7

7
If you have a cut on your lip, can you catch HIV or syphilis if u share a cigarette with someone?

If you have a cut on your lip, can you catch HIV or syphilis if u share a cigarette with someone?

Possible but: Unlikely. You could get the infection if the person you are sharing cigarette with is infected, has enough agent in the saliva or has cuts on his/her lips and the cigarette is contaminated. There would have to be sufficient inoculum to get into the cuts on your lips. I can say for sure that smoking is bad for you and you should quit while you are ahead. ...Read more

8

8
Can someone lace your cigarette with something, how would you know?

Only if it: Was rolled by someone and you probably would not know. Best is not to smoke!!! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
If you have sex with someone who has HIV are you automatically going to get hiv?

If you have sex with someone who has HIV are you automatically going to get hiv?

Its possible: The risk of becoming infected with HIV through a single unprotected sexual encounter is around 1 in 300 to 1 in 1000. Many factors affect the risk. ...Read more

12

12
If you have HIV can you donate your organs to someone else with hiv?

If you have HIV can you donate your organs to someone else with hiv?

Not legal in the US: Currently prohibited by law in the US, this approach might be a reasonable way to expand the very inadequate pool of organs. We use this strategy for donors with hepatitis B and hepatitis C. The recipients must always understand and agree. Unless the law is changed, it is not an option in America. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
13

13
What would you do to decide if you have herpes just after kissing someone?

What would you do to decide if you have herpes just after kissing someone?

You can't: You wouldn't know until you developed sores in your mouth or on your lips. ...Read more

14

14
If you kiss someone with HIV will you get it?

If you kiss someone with HIV will you get it?

Usually not: However you should discuss it with your physicians. Usually a kiss will not usually transmit HIV ...Read more

15

15
If you are with the person who initially gave you HPV do you simply transfer HPV back in forth? If you stay with that person can you ever clear it?

If you are with the person who initially gave you HPV do you simply transfer HPV back in forth? If you stay with that person can you ever clear it?

HPV: The virus is likely to remain with you the rest of your life whether or not you remain with the same partner. You need to have a pelvic exam and make sure that there are no changes in your cervix requiring treatment. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
17

17
Can you get gonorrhea without having sexual contact with someone who's not infected?

Possible not probabl: With a laboratory-proven diagnosis of gonorrhea the overwhelming majority of the time the source is sexual contact with an infected individual. It is possible to contract it in other ways but extremely rare/unlikely. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
If you have oral sex with someone who has herpes without a condom are you guaranteed to catch it?

If you have oral sex with someone who has herpes without a condom are you guaranteed to catch it?

Absolutely!: More so if they have an open lesion, but always a major hazard. This "someone" should be on medication if they are planning on having sex, period! ...Read more

19

19
If you have HPV and genital warts can you give it to someone by kissing them?

If you have HPV and genital warts can you give it to someone by kissing them?

No noy by kissing: No you can not give by kissing unless you have hpv infection in your mouth. ...Read more

20

20
If someone with HIV scratches you can you get hiv?

If someone with HIV scratches you can you get hiv?

Wimpy Virus: It is important to remember that viruses like hepc, HIV and others are strings of proteins that are connected by very weak bonds. They require many things to stay active and need living cells to reproduce and survive. Unless there was gross blood, mucous or some other organic substance on their nails and it got into your cut, the odds are very unlikely. ...Read more