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How does having genital herpes change things?
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Sexual transmission
Herpes in its' active vesicular form("bubble wrap rashes") are very painful an can be transmitted to a sexual partner. The virus returns to the dorsal root ganglion(train station for the nerve track) when it is dormant and can return to the same site during periods of strees.
Zovirax and Valtrex (valacyclovir) are helpful at treatmetn and prevention.

In brief: Sexual transmission
Herpes in its' active vesicular form("bubble wrap rashes") are very painful an can be transmitted to a sexual partner. The virus returns to the dorsal root ganglion(train station for the nerve track) when it is dormant and can return to the same site during periods of strees.
Zovirax and Valtrex (valacyclovir) are helpful at treatmetn and prevention.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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Dr. Kevin Daus
A lot of herpes is without symptoms and this explains why so many people have immunity to the virus when blood test are done. Atlanta is the Herpes capital of the USA and 1 in 3 have antibodies to this virus. It can present in a boxer short distribution on the body and that is why condom's will not stop all spread. If you have this virus, you need to be honest with your partner.
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In brief: Use protection
Genital herpes is a vrius that is easily transmitted during sexual intercourse when the virus is actively present.
During this time, refraining from sex or using a condom ism strongly recommended. No other changes really need to be taken when there is no active outbreak.

In brief: Use protection
Genital herpes is a vrius that is easily transmitted during sexual intercourse when the virus is actively present.
During this time, refraining from sex or using a condom ism strongly recommended. No other changes really need to be taken when there is no active outbreak.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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