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Causes Of Herpes

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Lap dance cause herpes??

Dear doctor Horwath,I was wondering if receiving a lap dance from a stripper could give you Herpes. What if there was a residnece of her vaginal secretions on your clothes, am I at high risk, does the virus live long out side the body?Thank you I...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
No, the Herpes virus cannot survive outside the human body, and cannot be transmitted indirectly from clothes.... Read more »

Root Canal Caused Herpes??

Last week, I had an endodontist perform a root canal (tooth #18) in a single office visit. Within... Read more »

HSV1 - Can it cause genital herpes

If a girl giving a man oral sex has HSV1, can the man contract this on his penis? Will he exhibit... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

What is genital herpes? How common is genital herpes? How do people get genital herpes? What are the signs and symptoms of genital herpes? What are the complications of genital herpes? How is genital herpes diagnosed? Is there a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vaccine Sharply Cuts Risk of Shingles in Seniors, Study Finds

A Kaiser Permanente study of Zostavax shows the vaccine against herpes zoster can reduce the incidence of painful shingles outbreaks by 55 percent, even in the oldest populations. The varicella zoster virus causes chickenpox and shingles, and can... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The HPTN 039 HIV Prevention/Herpes Suppression Study

What is the HPTN 039 study? The HPTN 039 study, which began in October 2003, is a clinical trial designed to examine whether people infected with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), the virus that causes genital herpes, can reduce their risk of... Read more »
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genital herpes or herpes simplex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Could herpes cause changes in your mouth like dry mouth, white hairy tongue? Thanks for your response.

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Herpes question.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can having herpes cause you seroconvert later and test positive later than someone who doesn't have herpes? Read more »

Oral Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anybody tell me the difference between oral herpes and canker sores, they look the same to me!

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hiv / herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i have read that oral sex is low risk for hiv, but what about herpes?
if u get herpes in the mouth, how long does it take to show up after contact and what does it look like ? Read more »