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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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You can't: You wouldn't know until you developed sores in your mouth or on your lips. ...Read more
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?
Can you get herpes (when the person who has herpes isn't having an outbreak) even if you use a condom?
Herpes: If use a condom properly then you should be protected. Take care! ...Read more
If you have oral sex with someone who has herpes without a condom are you guaranteed to catch it?
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
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