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What Are The Chances Of Spreading Herpes With No Symptoms

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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs....
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Chances of getting genital herpes from cunningiligus, analingus and fingering

Hello Doctor Frascino, I would first like to truly applaud you for everything you have done for so many people and their lives with your knowledge and kind heart. What you do is priceless.I am an 18 year old male who recently went to spain for a...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,Having unprotected sex with anyone puts you at risk, no matter if it is with a prostitute or someone you know. From what you have described my best recommendation to you is that you get in to see your doctor for a full STI (Sexually... Read more »

Can you receive a blow job w/o spreading herpes??

During the time of no outbreak is it possible to not spread the disease to my girlfriend?? Because she's always trying to give me head but I always pull her up and tell her no. So can I allow this to happen??...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Herpes virus can indeed be transmitted even when no symptoms are present.Dr. Bob... Read more »

spreading STD's without symptoms

Can Herpes Type 1 be spread to a second person without a sore in or around the mouth region? How can a person who is a "Carrier" be tested? ...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is unlikely that herpes simplex virus would be transmitted without symptoms being present, but it is possible. This is called "asymptomatic shedding". When a person has, for instance, a genital herpes infection, he might initially... Read more »

Symptoms & chances of infection

4 weeks ago I had what I think was probably unprotected sex (I was almost blacked out drunk) with a random guy who I don't know and can't talk to, I was extremely drunk and I regret it sooo much, it was way out of character, I've...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIYes the symptoms you experienced are too soon for HIV. The important thing to remember is that there are other sexually transmitted infections out there that are much easier to catch than HIV.The best thing to do will be to have a full STI... Read more »
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what are the chances

Posted by fearfulbear, 5 Replies
I have had med risk about 6 months ago. Had a Oraquick saliva test done at 90 days neg, than had an Oraquick fingerstick at 6 months , again neg, what are the chances that these can be false neg, as i have been sick with symptoms for 3 months. Thank... Read more »

Want to know the chances I could be infected

Posted by holladr, 1 Reply
Recently, I (a 20-y-o female) engaged in two rounds of unprotected oral sex with an African American male who goes to my school. I asked him if he's had a lot of partners, and he'd said "not very many" and when I asked if he's had STI testing... Read more »

What are my chances?

Posted by Anonymous
On a recent visit to the Far East, I had possible exposure with 3 prostitutes. I indulged in protected vaginal intercourse and unprotected oral sex (receptive). The condom never broke or slipped off during the vaginal sex to the best of my... Read more »

What are the chances

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
It's been at least 13 years since I've had unprotected sex with a man other than my husband. I am now pregnant...and have been tested but won't know the results for a while. They only call you with results if anything is wrong...otherwise it'll be... Read more »