Can I have genital herpes but haven't seen an outbreak?

Yes. Yes, especially if you are male. Symptoms of herpes for some are very subtle and can be mistaken for an ingrown hair or pimple. 20% of americans have herpes and many don't even know it. If you think you might have it, a blood test from your doc can confirm.
Yes u can. Esp if a recurrent infection, some women cam carry tehheirus on thier cervix it will show up with a herpes culture, and on the vulva you can have herpes without having lesions, it can be mistaken for a vulvar yeast infection somnetimes, but if u do a culture it will show herpes or sometimes I have seen herpes and yeast at the same time.

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I have genital herpes and had an outbreak 3 weeks ago, which almost went away but seems to a worsening again three weeks later? I am uncircumcised too

Herpes. Okay. Are you on medicine? Perhaps once this round is cleared up you can talk to your physician about putting you on treatment to prevent outbreaks. Read more...
Antiviral medication. Consult with your dr, dermatologist or urologist. Antivaral drug treatment may help. Not cure but reduce symtoms to more tolerable level. Drugs are: acylovir, famciclover or valacyclovir. Getting circumcised may also help. My sympathies ; good luck. Read more...

I have genital herpes, do I need to be on medication to get rid of the outbreak, or can I do without meds. And it go away.?

Let me explain. There's no cure for genital herpes. Treatment with prescription antiviral medications may: help sores heal sooner during an initial outbreak lessen the severity and duration of symptoms in recurrent outbreaks reduce the frequency of recurrence minimize the chance of transmitting the herpes virus to another. Read more...

If I take acyclovir for a year, will it effectively reduce the amount of genital herpes virus in me I have genital herpes and when I got it, my ex-boyfriend didn't have any outbreak or at least I didn't see it. So I'm really worried if I will pass it to m

Unfortunately . Unfortunately the herpes virus will remain dormant in your nerves indefinitely. The twice daily Acyclovir is merely suppressing the virus in order to decrease frequency and duration of outbreaks. The odds of you passing the herpes virus on to your partner is decreased when there are no active lesions, and further decreased while on suppressive therapy. You will have to discuss the risks with him and decide what's right for you as a couple. As far as pregnancy goes, you can try to achieve a pregnancy like anyone else. The issue is during delivery. There are complications that can occur during delivery if an outbreak is present. If you decide to become pregnant your OB or provider will guide you on treatment and delivery options. Read more...
Only when taking it. During the time you are taking acyclovir for genital herpes due to HSV2, the potential for both noticeable outbreaks and transmission to sex partners is reduced, but not entirely eliminated. It is still important to use condoms and avoid sex during obvious outbreaks. If and when you stop taking acyclovir, there is no reduction in the amount of virus or frequency of outbreaks. Read more...

I have genital herpes and the outbreak appears on the top of my foreskin, would it be a good idea to get circumcised?

Herpes infects nerve. Herpes infects the nerve root, so although it seems you could cure it by cutting- u might actually make the problem worse if u have a future outbreak because those virus particles will "surface" wherever that nerve distribution runs... Best to try and keep outbreaks from occurring which means keep stress to absolute minimum. Doc can give antiviral medication if that isn't good enough. Feel better. Read more...

Can you spread genital herpes if you don't have an outbreak?

GENITAL HERPES. Yes. You can spread genital herpes if you don't have an outbreak. The viruses can still be aroud even if you do not see them. Read more...

Is there any thug I can use to sooth an outbreak of genital herpes?

Treatment & preventn. Herpes is often a recurrent disease and during acute outbreak, early use of antiviral such as valtrex/famvir can shorten the course and reduces severity. Topical Lidocaine can ease the pain, rapidly. Unfortunately, the current medications can treat, but cannot cure herpes. If frequent recurrence, i advise getting suppressive treatment. Protect yourself and others! consult doc. Good luck. Read more...