Hsv 1 Transmission Oral To Genital

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Transmission of genital herpes through oral sex?
    I've been looking at several websites, and most seem to say that herpes is spread through skin-to-skin contact. I read that you shouldn't touch an affected area to reduce the risk of spreading the outbreak to other parts of your body. I also read that both genital and oral herpes can be caused by either HSV-1 or HSV-2. So now I want to know if you can get genital herpes by performing oral sex? It seems clear that you could get it by receiving oral sex if the person has a cold sore on his or her mouth, but what about the other way around? Can you get genital herpes if nothing has actually come into contact with your genital area?

    • ANSWER:
      Nope, you can't get it if nothing comes in contact with your genital area. But people have fingers, and people's fingers could touch their own infected area, then touch your genitals. It could be possible to transmit it that way.

  2. QUESTION:
    Can anyone give me stats on possibility of transmission for a genital outbreak of HSV-1 please?
    I have been recently diagnosed with having HSV-1 in my genital area. I got it from my ex who failed to mention he got cold sores. I am out on the dating scene again and want to know my chances (in percentages preferably) of passing it on to others. I have read all sorts of contradicting literature and want to set the record straight. Please and thank you :)

    • ANSWER:
      Well, if you have visible sores, use a condom. In fact, for any casual sex, use a condom, don't spread it to others, even if you don't feel like you are having an outbreak at the time. Better safe than sorry. Also, HSV can be spread via oral contact (like if you get oral sex from a guy with HSV in his mouth, you can get it transferred to you genitals). Also, be very careful during an outbreak, DO NOT touch yourself and then rub you eyes, it can be transferred to your eyes and you don't want that. Best way to keep it under control (Besides meds) is to get talcum powder and sprinkle it down there to dry it up. Also, if you can sleep in the nude, that will help too.

      PS: Also, you can pick up more than one version of the virus, just be careful because you can get infected with various forms. There are medications you can take if you have frequent outbreaks. Also, try to stay in good health, don't get stressed out. Taking zinc is supposed to help prevent outbreaks as well.

  3. QUESTION:
    How long after having contact with someone with genital herpes can you get tested to find out if you caught it?
    I recently had sex with a girl with genital herpes and we used a condom. However, the condom broke and she then decided to inform me that she has genital herpes. I'm wondering how long I have to wait to go take a test for it to be able to tell me even slightly if I have it or not?

    • ANSWER:
      In the absence of symptoms, you need to wait 3-6 months before you can have a special blood test. Then you need to get a type-specific herpes blood test.

      There is no test you can have sooner - the blood test looks for antibodies to the virus, and it takes time to develop these. Any sooner than 3-4 months at the earliest and you would get a false negative even if you had caught it.

      If you don't get symptoms, I wouldn't go worrying too much in the meantime. Herpes isn't actually that easy to catch. I am assuming the girl did not have current symptoms. Transmission rates in the absence of symptoms are LOW.

      If you had UNprotected intercourse several times a week with this girl, for an entire YEAR, and only avoided contact when she had visible symptoms, your risk per year would only be 10% or less if she had hsv-2, and about 2% if she had hsv-1. And that is over 100s of exposures.

      Look at it this way. My boyfriend had oral herpes hsv-1, which is actually more infectious than genital herpes. We avoided kissing and oral sex when he had a cold sore, but had frequent contact in between. It took me seven full years to catch it from him.

      Although it is possible to not develop symptoms when you have actually caught it, normally symptoms would appear within a week. Mine were pretty unmistakeable and painful.

  4. QUESTION:
    When did you tell your partner that you have genital herpes?
    When did you tell your bf/gf that you have genital herpes? How long were you dating and how did they take it?

    • ANSWER:
      you must tell your partner before first sex! it will be honest move!

      HSV-1 and HSV-2 can be found in and released from the sores that the viruses cause, but they also are released between outbreaks from skin that does not appear to have a sore. Generally, a person can only get HSV-2 infection during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection. Transmission can occur from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he or she is infected.

      HSV-1 can cause genital herpes, but it more commonly causes infections of the mouth and lips, so-called “fever blisters.” HSV-1 infection of the genitals can be caused by oral-genital or genital-genital contact with a person who has HSV-1 infection. Genital HSV-1 outbreaks recur less regularly than genital HSV-2 outbreaks.

      anyway once a person becomes infected, Herpes Simplex Virus lies dormant in the body, waiting for just the right conditions to become active again. There can be many triggers which activate the virus, such as eating arginine-rich foods (like chocolate, cola, beer, seeds and nuts); the onset of a cold or fever; sunburn; the menses cycle & any physical or emotional event that introduces stress to the body. Each person's triggers are different, but all herpes sufferers have one thing in common--worrying about the next outbreak adds even more stress, which just feeds the vicious cycle and makes it worse!
      And there is no real treatment that can cure herpes, but antiviral medications can shorten and prevent outbreaks during the period of time the person takes the medication. For example Herpeset is a good (probably the best) product. It works by stimulating your immune system to fight the HSV virus.

      It worked and is working for me!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry Herpeset but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.herpeset.com/?aid=749165 . In addition, daily suppressive therapy for symptomatic herpes can reduce transmission to partners...!

      since 2005 I got 5 outbreaks! every outbreak every ~6 months. every spring and every autumn! that was very hard time for me! then I started to use the proper diet for me and some herbal treatment and listen "Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy" . Now I don't have any outbreaks for about ~2 years!

      good luck!

  5. QUESTION:
    How do people get genital herpes?
    Can be taken from going to a public toilet? or just intercourse?
    Can you have genital herpes on your back passage only?
    I am on a dispute with a friend about this problems and I would appreciate a simple, documented and direct answer. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      HSV-1 and HSV-2 can be found in and released from the sores that the viruses cause, but they also are released between outbreaks from skin that does not appear to have a sore. Generally, a person can only get HSV-2 infection during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection. Transmission can occur from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he or she is infected.

      HSV-1 can cause genital herpes, but it more commonly causes infections of the mouth and lips, so-called “fever blisters.” HSV-1 infection of the genitals can be caused by oral-genital or genital-genital contact with a person who has HSV-1 infection. Genital HSV-1 outbreaks recur less regularly than genital HSV-2 outbreaks.

  6. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to experience a herpes outbreak?
    Back in March I was diagnosed with Type II of the Herpes virus. When I told my fiance, he stated that he had never experienced an outbreak in his life...which I can see it being true given that there hasn't been anything visable during the time that we've been together (1 year and 5 months). However, since I've been with him, we haven't been using protection. Therefore, is it possible that he he may be carrying the virus and not know it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi well I would like u to read from this link http://www.globusz.com/ebooks/Skin/00000019.htm and info below that and check out links at bottom of page Ciao ♥
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      Transmission of Oral Herpes
      Oral herpes (usually HSV-1) has been detected in both the saliva and blood of patients with active oral infections. It is the most prevalent form of HSV, and infection is most likely to occur during preschool years. BUT ,Oral herpes is easily spread by direct exposure to saliva or even from droplets in breath. Skin contact with infected areas is sufficient to spread it. Transmission most often occurs through close personal contact, such as kissing. In addition, because HSV-1 can be passed in saliva, people should also avoid sharing toothbrushes or eating utensils with an infected person.
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      Transmission of Genital Herpes
      Genital herpes is most often transmitted through sexual activity, and people with multiple sexual partners are at high risk. HSV, however, can also enter through the anus, skin, and other areas.
      People with active symptoms of genital herpes are at very high risk for transmitting the infection. Unfortunately, evidence suggests about one-third of all HSV-2 infections occur during times when the virus is shedding but producing no symptoms. In addition, only about 10 - 25% of people who carry HSV-2 actually know that they have the infection. In other words, most people either have no symptoms or don't recognize them when they a appear
      To infect people, the herpes simplex viruses (both HSV-1 and HSV-2) must access the body through broken skin or a mucous membrane such as inside the mouth or on the genital area. Each virus can be carried in bodily fluids (such saliva, semen, fluid in the female genital tract) or in fluid from herpes sores. The risk for infection is highest with direct contact of blisters or sores during an outbreak Clear to brown /yellow discharge with or no odour is sure sign
      Treatment.: .Valtrex (valacyclovir) can keep outbreaks to a minimum, a good diet also plays part ,together will trying to keep stress down,& plenty of rest.
      Check out these links if your REALLY serious..
      http://www.thefacts.com.au
      http://www.stdservices.on.net/std/
      http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/default.htm

      Hope this answered your question Cheers ♥

  7. QUESTION:
    If someone has herpes and gives oral with the other person catch it?
    ok the person has herpes but its not on their mouth. if they give someone oral. or just kissing. will it spread to the other person?

    • ANSWER:
      If someone has genital herpes, they cannot spread it to someone else by going down on that person.

      People get herpes by having sex with someone who has the disease. “Having sex” means anal, vaginal, or oral sex. HSV-1 and HSV-2 can be found in and released from the sores that the viruses cause. The viruses can also be released from skin that does not appear to have a sore. Generally, a person can only get HSV-2 infection during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection. Transmission can occur from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he or she is infected.

      HSV-1 can cause sores in the genital area and infections of the mouth and lips, so-called “fever blisters.” HSV-1 infection of the genitals is caused by mouth to genital or genital to genital contact with a person who has HSV-1 infection.

  8. QUESTION:
    Can one get herpes if they perform oral sex on the person instead of vaginal insertion?
    You see, a friend of mine is afraid she has caught herpes 2 or something like that. it has herpes and the number 2 in it. anyways, she performed oral sex on this guy and he later informed her that he may have herpes and didn't know about it because this version of herpes doesn't show any symptoms. So, she's really afraid and i want to know if one is able to catch herpes from performing oral sex on the person with herpes 2.

    • ANSWER:
      Transmission of Oral Herpes
      Oral herpes (usually HSV-1) has been detected in both the saliva and blood of patients with active oral infections. It is the most prevalent form of HSV, and infection is most likely to occur during preschool years. BUT ,Oral herpes is easily spread by direct exposure to saliva or even from droplets in breath. Skin contact with infected areas is sufficient to spread it. Transmission most often occurs through close personal contact, such as kissing. In addition, because HSV-1 can be passed in saliva, people should also avoid sharing toothbrushes or eating utensils with an infected person.
      _______________________________________________________________________
      Transmission of Genital Herpes
      Genital herpes is most often transmitted through sexual activity, and people with multiple sexual partners are at high risk. HSV, however, can also enter through the anus, skin, and other areas.
      People with active symptoms of genital herpes are at very high risk for transmitting the infection. Unfortunately, evidence suggests about one-third of all HSV-2 infections occur during times when the virus is shedding but producing no symptoms. In addition, only about 10 - 25% of people who carry HSV-2 actually know that they have the infection. In other words, most people either have no symptoms or don't recognize them when they a appear
      To infect people, the herpes simplex viruses (both HSV-1 and HSV-2) must access the body through broken skin or a mucous membrane such as inside the mouth or on the genital area. Each virus can be carried in bodily fluids (such saliva, semen, fluid in the female genital tract) or in fluid from herpes sores. The risk for infection is highest with direct contact of blisters or sores during an outbreak Clear to brown /yellow discharge with or no odour is sure sign
      Treatment.: .Valtrex (valacyclovir) can keep outbreaks to a minimum, a good diet also plays part ,together will trying to keep stress down,& plenty of rest.
      _________________________________
      Check out these links
      http://www.thefacts.com.au
      http://www.stdservices.on.net/std/
      http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/default.htm
      http://www.cdc.gov/std/Herpes/default.htm
      Hope this answered your question Cheers ♥

  9. QUESTION:
    What are signs that my herpes is healing?
    I believe that I have herpes but today one area that was pretty bad yesterday isn't quite as red and sore than it was. The area is kind of hard, like when you have a cut and it heals into a scab. What are some signs that it could be healing?

    • ANSWER:
      Like it was mentioned above, genital herpes 1 and 2 (HSV-1, HSV-2) can be transmitted when you have no symptoms at all.

      One study showed that 70% of all herpes transmissions appeared to occur from sexual contact when the person was asymptomatic (showed no symptoms)[1]. It is called asymptomatic viral shedding. This means you can tranmsit herpes ANYTIME, not just with outbreaks.

      Condom use reduces transmission of genital HSV-2 from infected men to women by 50% and may reduce transmission from infected women to men to a smilar
      degree[2] However, condom effectiveness is greatly limited by non-use and may also be limited because of the location of lesions and the risk of transmission from oral-genital sex.

      Anyone with genital herpes......
      (1 or 2, yes you can get type 1 as a genital infection....in some countries the main type of genital herpes infection has been found to be type 1, eg. Norway[3])
      ......should abstain from sex from the beginning of the 'prodromal' symptoms (a few minutes or several days before lesions appear you may experience localized burning, itching (most common), tingling, or a vague discomfort). From the onset of these symptoms until the lesions have COMPLETELY healed meaning your skin is completely clear.

      I would suggest that you consider daily anti-viral therapy (valacyclovir, 500mg). It has been shown to reduce transmission to a susceptible heterosexual partner by 48%, and the effect of condoms and suppressive valacyclovir may be additive [4]. It reduces recurrent lesions, asymptomatic viral shedding, and transmission.

  10. QUESTION:
    How is the feeling of having vaginal and oral sexual intercourse?
    How does it feel when we have sex.

    • ANSWER:
      Although oral sex has the lowest HIV risk activity, particularly in comparison to vaginal and anal intercourse, it still has a significant possibility of transmitting the disease. The use of protective aids such as a latex, polyurethane condoms, vaginal condoms and dental dams are effective measures to significantly reduce the risk factor involved in virus transmission when performing oral sex. If you opt to engage in oral sex without the use of protection, you should understand that the risk of transmitting HIV increases for the person performing the act if there is presence of an open wound or sores in the oral cavity. If ejaculation occurs in the mouth, the person performing the oral act is at greatest risk of contracting any kind of sexually transmitted disease that the individual receiving felatio has and is of a high risk for infection. When it comes to oral sex, the biggest risk taker for HIV transference is for the person performing the act. Clinically speaking, unless the candidate has generous amounts of blood and excretion in her/his mouth the receptive partner is unlikely to contract the disease.

      The prevalence of infection during oral sex is at similar risk for another sexually transmitted disease, genital Herpes. Despite the fact that HSV-1 and HSV-2 are caused by separate strains of herpes, it is possible for either virus to infect both the oral and genital cavity. This makes oral sex a potential carrier module for genital herpes and allows the transmission of genital herpes on to the mouth of the person performing it. The difficult thing about Genital herpes is that it is primarily asymptomatic. This however doesn’t excuse for its virulence as it has a continuing shelf life and infects even if the carrier does not exhibit any herpetic symptoms. Taking prophylactic measures such as ingestion of medication for Herpes management such as Acyclovir does reduce the transmission of herpes significantly it does not eliminate the risk of transmitting the virus to another person. Condoms will reduce the risk of infection but are not completely effective in preventing it since the virus spreads from skin to skin contact.

  11. QUESTION:
    What are all the ways possible that a guy can spread herpes to another guy?
    I have herpes and i dont want to pass it on to my partner, so i want to know wat are all the ways i can pass herpes on to my bf. For example can it be trasferd to him if we have anal sex while im the top? And can he still get it if im the bottom?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi well if you read below and the attached links u will be more aware of Herpes 1& 2 ...

      Transmission of Oral Herpes
      Oral herpes (usually HSV-1) has been detected in both the saliva and blood of patients with active oral infections. It is the most prevalent form of HSV, and infection is most likely to occur during preschool years. BUT ,Oral herpes is easily spread by direct exposure to saliva or even from droplets in breath. Skin contact with infected areas is sufficient to spread it. Transmission most often occurs through close personal contact, such as kissing. In addition, because HSV-1 can be passed in saliva, people should also avoid sharing toothbrushes or eating utensils with an infected person.
      _______________________________________________________________________
      Transmission of Genital Herpes
      Genital herpes is most often transmitted through sexual activity, and people with multiple sexual partners are at high risk. HSV, however, can also enter through the anus, skin, and other areas.
      People with active symptoms of genital herpes are at very high risk for transmitting the infection. Unfortunately, evidence suggests about one-third of all HSV-2 infections occur during times when the virus is shedding but producing no symptoms. In addition, only about 10 - 25% of people who carry HSV-2 actually know that they have the infection. In other words, most people either have no symptoms or don't recognize them when they a appear
      To infect people, the herpes simplex viruses (both HSV-1 and HSV-2) must access the body through broken skin or a mucous membrane such as inside the mouth or on the genital area. Each virus can be carried in bodily fluids (such saliva, semen, fluid in the female genital tract) or in fluid from herpes sores. The risk for infection is highest with direct contact of blisters or sores during an outbreak Clear to brown /yellow discharge with or no odour is sure sign
      Treatment.: .Valtrex (valacyclovir) can keep outbreaks to a minimum, a good diet also plays part.
      Check out these links
      http://www.thefacts.com.au
      http://www.stdservices.on.net/std/
      http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/default.htm
      Hope this answered your question Cheers ♥

  12. QUESTION:
    How does a guy get stds from having oral sex with a girl?
    I mean how does this work, all i would do would be eat her out or finger her, maybe form eating her out but how.

    • ANSWER:
      Transmission of Oral Herpes
      Oral herpes (usually HSV-1) has been detected in both the saliva and blood of patients with active oral infections. It is the most prevalent form of HSV, and infection is most likely to occur during preschool years. BUT ,Oral herpes is easily spread by direct exposure to saliva or even from droplets in breath. Skin contact with infected areas is sufficient to spread it. Transmission most often occurs through close personal contact, such as kissing. In addition, because HSV-1 can be passed in saliva, people should also avoid sharing toothbrushes or eating utensils with an infected person.
      _______________________________________________________________________
      Transmission of Genital Herpes
      Genital herpes is most often transmitted through sexual activity, and people with multiple sexual partners are at high risk. HSV, however, can also enter through the anus, skin, and other areas.
      People with active symptoms of genital herpes are at very high risk for transmitting the infection. Unfortunately, evidence suggests about one-third of all HSV-2 infections occur during times when the virus is shedding but producing no symptoms. In addition, only about 10 - 25% of people who carry HSV-2 actually know that they have the infection. In other words, most people either have no symptoms or don't recognize them when they a appear
      To infect people, the herpes simplex viruses (both HSV-1 and HSV-2) must access the body through broken skin or a mucous membrane such as inside the mouth or on the genital area. Each virus can be carried in bodily fluids (such saliva, semen, fluid in the female genital tract) or in fluid from herpes sores. The risk for infection is highest with direct contact of blisters or sores during an outbreak Clear to brown /yellow discharge with or no odour is sure sign
      Treatment.: .Valtrex (valacyclovir) can keep outbreaks to a minimum, a good diet also plays part.
      Check out this link http://www.thefacts.com.au
      Hope this answered your question Cheers ♥

  13. QUESTION:
    What kind of STDs do you get when recieving oral?
    Well I know herpes is one of them, but are there any other STDs besides herpes? Is herpes the only one? Please help me out here, & I'm a girl obviously so I need to know what kind of STDs are transmitted through cunnilingus. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi simple answer when receiving oral ,a host of std's BUT mainly Herpes read below to make yourself more aware OK

      Transmission of Oral Herpes
      Oral herpes (usually HSV-1) has been detected in both the saliva and blood of patients with active oral infections. It is the most prevalent form of HSV, and infection is most likely to occur during preschool years. BUT ,Oral herpes is easily spread by direct exposure to saliva or even from droplets in breath. Skin contact with infected areas is sufficient to spread it. Transmission most often occurs through close personal contact, such as kissing. In addition, because HSV-1 can be passed in saliva, people should also avoid sharing toothbrushes or eating utensils with an infected person.
      _______________________________________________________________________
      Transmission of Genital Herpes
      Genital herpes is most often transmitted through sexual activity, and people with multiple sexual partners are at high risk. HSV, however, can also enter through the anus, skin, and other areas.
      People with active symptoms of genital herpes are at very high risk for transmitting the infection. Unfortunately, evidence suggests about one-third of all HSV-2 infections occur during times when the virus is shedding but producing no symptoms. In addition, only about 10 - 25% of people who carry HSV-2 actually know that they have the infection. In other words, most people either have no symptoms or don't recognize them when they a appear
      To infect people, the herpes simplex viruses (both HSV-1 and HSV-2) must access the body through broken skin or a mucous membrane such as inside the mouth or on the genital area. Each virus can be carried in bodily fluids (such saliva, semen, fluid in the female genital tract) or in fluid from herpes sores. The risk for infection is highest with direct contact of blisters or sores during an outbreak Clear to brown /yellow discharge with or no odour is sure sign
      Treatment.: .Valtrex (valacyclovir) can keep outbreaks to a minimum, a good diet also plays part ,together will trying to keep stress down,& plenty of rest.
      _________________________________
      Check out these links
      http://www.thefacts.com.au
      http://www.stdservices.on.net/std/
      http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/default.htm
      http://www.cdc.gov/std/Herpes/default.htm
      Hope this answered your question Cheers ♥

  14. QUESTION:
    I kissed my boyfriend with a cold sore does he have the virus?
    I have kissed my bf before while having a cold sore. He has not gotten one though. Is he immune to the virus? Or does he have it?
    And even with out an outbreak if i give oral with out a cold sore will he get genital herpes? please help!

    • ANSWER:
      To infect people, the herpes simplex viruses (both HSV-1 and HSV-2) must get into the body through broken skin or a mucous membrane, such as inside the mouth or on the genital area. Each virus can be carried in bodily fluids (saliva, semen, fluid in the female genital tract) or in fluid from herpes sores. The risk for infection is highest with direct contact of blisters or sores during an outbreak.

      Once the virus has contact with the mucous membranes or skin wounds, it begins to replicate. The virus is then transported within nerve cells to their roots where it remains inactive (latent) for some period of time. During inactive periods, the virus cannot be transmitted to another person. However, at some point, it often begins to multiply again without causing symptoms (called asymptomaticshedding). During shedding, the virus can infect other people through exchange of bodily fluids.

      Sometimes, infected people can transmit the virus and infect other parts of their own bodies (most often the hands, thighs, or buttocks). This process, known as autoinoculation, is uncommon, since people generally develop antibodies that protect against this problem. Oral herpes is easily spread by direct exposure to saliva or even from droplets in breath. Skin contact with infected areas is enough to spread it. Transmission most often occurs through close personal contact, such as kissing. In addition, because herpes simplex virus 1 can be passed in saliva, people should also avoid sharing toothbrushes or eating utensils with an infected person. For more information, you can visit the below site. I hope the above information may help you.

  15. QUESTION:
    Could a blister around the anus be something other than herpes?
    I noticed today that I have what looks like a blister around the top of my anus. The past few days I've had some bowel discomfort and began feeling irritation around my anus after going number two so much and wiping. Is it possible this blister is caused from that and not herpes?

    • ANSWER:
      I am not certain what has caused your blister.

      However, if it was caused by herpes, you would have likely been infected through engaging in anal sex.

      Most individuals have no or only minimal signs or symptoms from HSV-1 or HSV-2 infection. However, when signs do occur, they typically appear as one or more blisters on or around the genitals or rectum.

      The blisters break, leaving tender ulcers (sores) that may take two to four weeks to heal the first time they occur. Typically, another outbreak can appear weeks or months after the first, but it almost always is less severe and shorter than the first outbreak.

      Although the infection can stay in the body indefinitely, the number of outbreaks tends to decrease over a period of years.

      HSV-1 and HSV-2 can be found in and released from the sores that the viruses cause, but they also are released between outbreaks from skin that does not appear to have a sore. Generally, a person can only get HSV-2 infection during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection. Transmission can occur from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he or she is infected.

      HSV-1 can cause genital herpes, but it more commonly causes infections of the mouth and lips, so-called “fever blisters.” HSV-1 infection of the genitals can be caused by oral-genital or genital-genital contact with a person who has HSV-1 infection. Genital HSV-1 outbreaks recur less regularly than genital HSV-2 outbreaks.

      If you become infected with the herpes virus, boosting your immune system in order to help prevent herpes outbreaks also lessens the likelihood that you’ll develop painful herpes blisters either on your mouth or on your genitals.

      To learn more about an all-natural herpes remedy that boosts the immune system against the latent, herpes virus, click the link below:

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  16. QUESTION:
    My girlfriend has a cold sore.. Can I get genital herpes if she does oral sex with me?
    She has a cold sore on the side of her mouth , her mom often passes them to her. If she performed oral sex on me would I get gential herpes?

    Also I know this sounds gross but I'm just wondering.. If she were to give me a rim job( would that pass herpes to me?

    • ANSWER:
      There are two types of the herpes simplex virus.. type 1 and type 2.
      HSV-1 usually affects areas above the waist (mouth and eyes), while HSV-2 typically affects areas below the waist (genitals).. however, either can be spread to either area during oral sex.

      Genital herpes is highly contagious and caused by a type of the herpes simplex virus (HSV). HSV enters your body through small breaks in your skin or mucous membranes.

      I suggest you and your girlfriend refrain from oral sex while she has a cold sore unless you want genital herpes for sure because the risk of transmission while an outbreak is present is extreamly likely. The virus could even be spread while your girlfriend dosent have a cold sore (its called asymptomic shedding)..

      I know all this because it happened to me. My bf perfromed oral sex on me (he did not have a cold sore present at the time) and 2 dayss later i was diagnosed with HSV-1 genital herpes.

      Good luck. hope ive helped =)

  17. QUESTION:
    How easily is herpes passed through oral sex?
    Recently I was diagnosed as having hsv 2 genital herpes. I have also started dating this girl that I really like. She knows I have herpes and is fine with it, but she only wants to have oral sex. What are the chances of her catching it from me by her giving me oral sex?

    Note: that I am also on daily suppressive therapy

    • ANSWER:
      Cebleem is correct.

      Yes, there is a smal lrisk your partner can contract oral hsv-2. No thorough study has been performed, but it is thought that 2-5% of oral herpes infections are actually hsv-2.

      Having hsv-1 orally already, as 60-80% of adults do, would greatly reduce her chances of catching it. Some herpes specialists believe that hsv-1 prior infection reduces the chance of getting hsv-2 elsewhere by 50%. In addition, in lab tests it proved highly difficult to infect the same nerve ganglion with a second herpes virus, once the dominant one for that are (hsv-1) was already present. However, it can happen. But, since hsv-2 is a much weaker virus orally than hsv-1, it is unlieky that your partner would be aware of the infection or notice increased symptoms.

      But yes, there is a risk of her catching it orally - less than catching it genitally, but still there - probably less than 2% a year (a stat often quoted for transmission of genital hsv-2 to a partner's genitals when protection and suppressive therapy are used).

      However, if she did catch hsv-2 orally, hsv-2 is not very happy infecting the mouth, it is far better adapted to the genitals.

      What this means in practice is that an oral hsv-2 infection is likely to NEVER cause a second outbreak, and is infectious far less than 0.1% of the time ever, so is not likely to ever be passed on to a partner.

      The mouth is also less susceptible than the female genitals, just as women's genitals are more susceptible to herpes infection than mens. I caught oral herpes, hsv-1, genitally from a partner that had it orally. I was with him seven years, and probably kissed him near daily apart from when he had a sore, but I never caught it on the mouth. The night I caught it, we kissed a lot and only had oral sex briefly, yet it was on the genitals I caught it. The mouth is less likely to become infected.

      If you really like this girl, I hope she comes to terms with it and is prepared to have a full relationship in time because I could not stay with someone long term who would not have intercourse with me because I have herpes.

  18. QUESTION:
    Sometimes when my girlfriend gives me oral sex she gets a cold sore several days later. Should I get tested?
    Should I get tested for gential herpes? We have been going together for two years an she has had 3 out breaks on her mouth. I have never had an outbreak. Also can I get mouth herpes from her?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi read below to make yourself more aware of this infection ♥

      Transmission of Oral Herpes
      Oral herpes (usually HSV-1) has been detected in both the saliva and blood of patients with active oral infections. It is the most prevalent form of HSV, and infection is most likely to occur during preschool years. BUT ,Oral herpes is easily spread by direct exposure to saliva or even from droplets in breath. Skin contact with infected areas is sufficient to spread it. Transmission most often occurs through close personal contact, such as kissing. In addition, because HSV-1 can be passed in saliva, people should also avoid sharing toothbrushes or eating utensils with an infected person.
      _______________________________________________________________________
      Transmission of Genital Herpes
      Genital herpes is most often transmitted through sexual activity, and people with multiple sexual partners are at high risk. HSV, however, can also enter through the anus, skin, and other areas.
      People with active symptoms of genital herpes are at very high risk for transmitting the infection. Unfortunately, evidence suggests about one-third of all HSV-2 infections occur during times when the virus is shedding but producing no symptoms. In addition, only about 10 - 25% of people who carry HSV-2 actually know that they have the infection. In other words, most people either have no symptoms or don't recognize them when they a appear
      To infect people, the herpes simplex viruses (both HSV-1 and HSV-2) must access the body through broken skin or a mucous membrane such as inside the mouth or on the genital area. Each virus can be carried in bodily fluids (such saliva, semen, fluid in the female genital tract) or in fluid from herpes sores. The risk for infection is highest with direct contact of blisters or sores during an outbreak Clear to brown /yellow discharge with or no odour is sure sign
      Treatment.: .Valtrex (valacyclovir) can keep outbreaks to a minimum, a good diet also plays part ,together will trying to keep stress down,& plenty of rest.
      _________________________________
      Check out these links
      http://www.thefacts.com.au
      http://www.stdservices.on.net/std/
      http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/default.htm
      http://www.cdc.gov/std/Herpes/default.htm
      Hope this answered your question Cheers ♥

  19. QUESTION:
    I have a cold sore on the top and bottom of my lip. Will I ever get the virus on my vagina?
    I have a cold sore on the top and bottom of my lip, I was wondering if the virus can spread to your genital areas?

    • ANSWER:
      HSV-1, the cause of most oral herpes, can migrate to the genitals through skin to skin contact, but it is not necessarily an easy transmission. HSV-2 is the strain that is usually found on the genitals. In those cases where HSV-1 does take up residence on the genitlas,it is "genital herpes" but it is still HSV-1 strain, not type 2 strain.

      The ocular herpes referred to above is also possible but generally not dangerous, and generally easy to treat. Rarely HSV-1 can infect the brain and cause encephalitis.

      Note that a healthy immune system will usually keep symptoms of HSV-1 suppressed, after the inital year or two. Most people have been infected with HSV 1or will be in their life time.

      So, the short answer is, it is possible but won't be easy. If you were to have genital to mouth sex with someone at some point and they had HSV-1, there is a chance your genitals could get infected, especially, but not necessarily ,if that person had an outbreak of "cold sore".

      The 2nd link will give you more information on that aspect.

  20. QUESTION:
    Can you get std or pregnant from having oral sex?
    If you do have Oral sex can anything happen?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi u can get all types of nasties from oral sex ,pregnancy is not one tho ,in fact read below for more info Cheers ♥

      Transmission of Oral Herpes
      Oral herpes (usually HSV-1) has been detected in both the saliva and blood of patients with active oral infections. It is the most prevalent form of HSV, and infection is most likely to occur during preschool years. BUT ,Oral herpes is easily spread by direct exposure to saliva or even from droplets in breath. Skin contact with infected areas is sufficient to spread it. Transmission most often occurs through close personal contact, such as kissing. In addition, because HSV-1 can be passed in saliva, people should also avoid sharing toothbrushes or eating utensils with an infected person.
      _______________________________________________________________________
      Transmission of Genital Herpes
      Genital herpes is most often transmitted through sexual activity, and people with multiple sexual partners are at high risk. HSV, however, can also enter through the anus, skin, and other areas.
      People with active symptoms of genital herpes are at very high risk for transmitting the infection. Unfortunately, evidence suggests about one-third of all HSV-2 infections occur during times when the virus is shedding but producing no symptoms. In addition, only about 10 - 25% of people who carry HSV-2 actually know that they have the infection. In other words, most people either have no symptoms or don't recognize them when they a appear
      To infect people, the herpes simplex viruses (both HSV-1 and HSV-2) must access the body through broken skin or a mucous membrane such as inside the mouth or on the genital area. Each virus can be carried in bodily fluids (such saliva, semen, fluid in the female genital tract) or in fluid from herpes sores. The risk for infection is highest with direct contact of blisters or sores during an outbreak Clear to brown /yellow discharge with or no odour is sure sign
      Treatment.: .Valtrex (valacyclovir) can keep outbreaks to a minimum, a good diet also plays part.
      Check out these links
      http://www.thefacts.com.au
      http://www.stdservices.on.net/std/
      http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/default.htm
      Hope this answered your question Cheers ♥

  21. QUESTION:
    So can you transmit herpes to genital herpes?
    Okay, I am tired of people not giving me a straight forward answer with details to back it up.
    Is it true, that if you have herpes (oral) and have oral sex with a partner they will get genital herpes?
    Is it true , that if the sores are healed,but you still have herpes (oral),that you can give oral without transmitting.
    Please someone give me a straight forward answer,
    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, if you have oral herpes (normally caused by the virus hsv-1 rather than hsv-2) you CAN give your partner genital herpes if you give them oral sex.

      FAR from being rare, oral to genital transmission now accounts for over half of all genital herpes infections among the young. Where I live, 70% of genital infections are caused by the 'oral' herpes virus, hsv-1.

      Though you are most infectious when you have a cold sore, you CAN still spread the virus to someone else 'in between' cold sores.

      70% of people catching herpes genitally or orally catch it from a partner who is not currently experiencing symptoms. Someone with oral herpes is infectious approximately 2-10% of the time when they have NO sore - estimates vary. It is known as 'asymptomatic shedding' of the virus. Some people are more infectious between outbreaks than others - it can vary between 1-75% of the time when you have no symptoms (results of daily swab tests on volunteers).

      The herpes virus is always with you, and though a lot of the time when it 'wakes up' and comes to the skin surface, you will have symptoms to show it, sometimes you won't. When you have a herpes outbreak, you will have virus present on your skin for about 1.9 days. What they discovered was that there are reactivations with no symptoms, where the virus was found on the skin for periods of about 1.7 days.

      I have genital hsv-1, which I caught from a partner with oral herpes. We were under the impression it was safe between outbreaks, but we found out later we were mininformed. My partner was extremely careful and had NO symptoms at any time around when he infected me. He was completely symptom-free, as was my sister's boyfriend, who gave her genital herpes from his oral herpes infection. It is a common misconception that genital herpes can be infectious between outbreaks, but oral herpes cannot. There is ALWAYS a risk.

      On the plus side, if your partner also has oral herpes, they are highly unlikely to get a secondary genital infection from you, because they will already produce antibodies to hsv-1. That is worth knowing, since 60-80% of adults have oral herpes, whether they are aware of it or not, which means a majority of people are not at high risk. However people who have never had oral herpes are at a high risk so you should always inform your partner that there is a risk of genital herpes.

  22. QUESTION:
    whats the difference between type one and two herpes?
    not just ones oral ones genital i mean specifics...

    length
    severity
    symptoms

    is there any way to know what type you have genitally , judging by your symptoms?

    which is truly worse or better to be infected with?

    • ANSWER:
      Herpes HSV-1 & HSV-2
      Herpes - The most comprehensive educational site. Covers transmission, ... latest scientific facts about the two types of herpes simplex virus, as well as ...
      www.herpes.com/hsv1-2.html - 28k - Cached
      Herpes Clinic
      Provides information on genital herpes, herpes simplex, and herpes zoster. ... There are two herpes simplex viruses: Type 1 (hsv-1) and Type 2 (hsv-2) ...
      www.herpesclinic.com - 20k - Cached

  23. QUESTION:
    My partner has genital herpes and i dont, is there anyway we can have a baby without me getting herpes?
    I know for a fact that i do not have it.

    • ANSWER:
      I have been married for 15 years now to a man who had only one other sexual partner. We have two children and he has never shown any symptoms of hsv. I was entirely honest with him, and we waited until a month before our wedding to consumate the relationship. That was my choice, I wanted him to be free of hsv in case we broke up - I didn't want to deal with the guilt.

      Though I was open with him, I told him in the dark so I wouldn't have to see his expression. He thought about it (I don't even remember if is answer was immediate or not), and said that it didn't matter. I feared the answer to many other questions about whether he meant he didn't need sex; how we would get pregnant if we used condoms; and even wondered if he knew something I didn't. I called myself 'damaged goods'. I also hoped he would research the topic before consumating the relationship. I am sure he did, as he is a VERY smart man.

      You see, as emotionally painful as finding out I had hsv was, it was actually a blessing for me in the end. I was living life for the now, and unable to make a committment to marriage until this vd caused me to sit down and be honest with myself about my values and what I wanted out of life. I was twenty five or so and still single, moving from one long term relationship to another... all ending the same way. I entered counseling and reevaluated what was really important in a relationship. I haven't slept around, but was under the false impression that men who had had many encounters were sexy... I wish someone had told me about the statistics.

      One thing that was truly wonderful, was that when he told me it didn't matter to him, I knew in my heart that this relationship would be FOREVER. No cheating, no divorce, no dating again, or remarriage.... that was one loving committment he made to me. He is truly the man of my dreams (and logic).

      As people get older, our systems build up immunity to hsv and we find ourselves with less outbreaks. (How many elderly people do you see with cold-sores?) I am 43 now and get one outbreak a year, if even that. My hubby has never had an outbreak, but I'm sure he has to be a carrier of it. (You could already be a carrier -scary as it sounds.) A carrier is someone who carries and sheds the virus, is contagious, yet has no outbreaks. If you have had sex with four or more people (especially if those people have had multiple sex partners), you are testing the your luck. The statistics show that- 25-35% have it, and it's only getting higher.

      At first I took acyclovir (that's all there was back them) faithfully to try to avoid transmission, but my sweetie told me to quit taking it after a couple of months. After a couple of months he said that if he was going to get it, just let it happen.

      Like I said, we have two beautiful children (who by the way will be more resistant to the virus since theyy have acquired my antibodies to hsv while in the womb) and have unprotected sex. Hsv does not cause cancer, it's HPV that you should worry about, and MOST strains of this one are asymptomatic, and the patient doesn't know they have it until they get an abnormal pap smear.

      Many of my questions were answered in time. He has an incredible sex drive and our bedroom activities ARE important to both of us.

      Good luck - I truly wish you the very best.
      (We are both well educated professionals

      P.S. Hi- It's me again. I forgot to tell you something. There are two types of the virus and you can get either one in either place. I already had Type 1 (oral), but when Type 2 entered my body, I developed flu-like symptoms along with the outbreak. I also remember some point in the first year that my husband developed flu-like symptoms. I told him that it could be hsv, and he just told me to stop worrying. But even then, he didn't have an outbreak and never has had.

      Also, the only time hsv can cause serious birth defects is when someone contracts the virus in the late stages of pregnancy. I had two c-sections, but for other reasons though. It actually was a relief to me- just out of caution.

      Keep me posted. If you marry him, I hope he truly is the man of your dreams.

  24. QUESTION:
    How soon after getting infected would a cold sore appear?
    My boyfriend and i have been together for about a month and a half now... we broke up for a couple of days about 2 weeks ago but we are back together now. Call it women's intuition but i have this weird feeling that he cheated on me. He got a cold sore about a week ago but i kissed him anyway, now i have one, does that mean he got his while we were broken up?

    • ANSWER:
      Transmission of Oral Herpes
      Oral herpes (usually HSV-1) has been detected in both the saliva and blood of patients with active oral infections. It is the most prevalent form of HSV, and infection is most likely to occur during preschool years. BUT ,Oral herpes is easily spread by direct exposure to saliva or even from droplets in breath. Skin contact with infected areas is sufficient to spread it. Transmission most often occurs through close personal contact, such as kissing. In addition, because HSV-1 can be passed in saliva, people should also avoid sharing toothbrushes or eating utensils with an infected person.
      _______________________________________________________________________
      Transmission of Genital Herpes
      Genital herpes is most often transmitted through sexual activity, and people with multiple sexual partners are at high risk. HSV, however, can also enter through the anus, skin, and other areas.
      People with active symptoms of genital herpes are at very high risk for transmitting the infection. Unfortunately, evidence suggests about one-third of all HSV-2 infections occur during times when the virus is shedding but producing no symptoms. In addition, only about 10 - 25% of people who carry HSV-2 actually know that they have the infection. In other words, most people either have no symptoms or don't recognize them when they a appear
      To infect people, the herpes simplex viruses (both HSV-1 and HSV-2) must access the body through broken skin or a mucous membrane such as inside the mouth or on the genital area. Each virus can be carried in bodily fluids (such saliva, semen, fluid in the female genital tract) or in fluid from herpes sores. The risk for infection is highest with direct contact of blisters or sores during an outbreak Clear to brown /yellow discharge with or no odour is sure sign
      Treatment.: .Valtrex (valacyclovir) can keep outbreaks to a minimum, a good diet also plays part.
      Check out these links
      http://www.thefacts.com.au
      http://www.stdservices.on.net/std/

      Hope this answered your question Cheers ♥

  25. QUESTION:
    Is hand wash a good substitute of soap to wash herpes?
    Is it? I was wondering if hand wash is still good enough to clean the herpes away?

    • ANSWER:
      What the heck?!

      You can't wash away herpes. If you are infected, you're infected. You have it for life. The virus will end up establishing a latent infection in one of your nerve cells.

      (This is true for both HSV-1 and HSV-2, the oral herpes and genital herpes viruses respectively.)

      There is no treatment that can cure herpes, but antiviral medications can shorten and prevent outbreaks during the period of time the person takes the medication. In addition, daily suppressive therapy for symptomatic herpes can reduce transmission to partners.

      Another way, (which is substantiated through a recent study published in the journal PLoS ONE) has to do with boosting your immune system and helping it to actually become much stronger than the virus.

  26. QUESTION:
    percautions that are need to live with someone with genetal herpes?
    My roomate has genetal herpes what are some percautions that i need to take so i wont get infected?

    • ANSWER:
      The article below from the National Institutes of Health should give you some idea, especially under prevention. Another question you may want to know is how long herpes can live on a surface. I haven't been able to find it. You may want to check out http://www.ashastd.org/herpes/herpes_overview.cfm as well as the article below:

      October 2005

      Genital Herpes
      OVERVIEW
      Genital herpes is an infection of the genitals, buttocks, or anal area caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of HSV.
      HSV type 1 most commonly infects the mouth and lips, causing sores known as fever blisters or cold sores. It is also an important cause of sores to the genitals.
      HSV type 2 is the usual cause of genital herpes, but it also can infect the mouth.
      According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 out of 5 American teenagers and adults is infected with HSV-2. Women are more commonly infected than men. In the United States, 1 out of 4 women is infected with HSV-2.

      Since the late 1970s, the number of people with genital herpes infection has increased 30 percent nationwide. The largest increase has been among teens and young adults.

      TRANSMISSION
      If you have genital herpes infection, you can easily pass or transmit the virus to an uninfected partner during sex.

      Most people get genital herpes by having sex with someone who is shedding the herpes virus either during an outbreak or during a period with no symptoms. People who do not know they have herpes play an important role in transmission.

      You can transmit herpes through close contact other than sexual intercourse, through oral sex or close skin-to-skin contact, for example.

      The virus is spread rarely, if at all, by objects such as a toilet seat or hot tub.

      Reduce your risk of spreading herpes

      People with herpes should follow a few simple steps to avoid spreading the infection to other places on their body or other people.

      Avoid touching the infected area during an outbreak, and wash your hands after contact with the area.
      Do not have sexual contact (vaginal, oral, or anal) from the time of first genital symptoms until symptoms are completely gone.
      TREATMENT
      Although there is no cure for genital herpes, your health care provider might prescribe an antiviral medicine to treat your symptoms and to help prevent future outbreaks. This can decrease the risk of passing herpes to sexual partners. Medicines to treat genital herpes are

      Acyclovir (Zovirax)
      Famciclovir (Famvir)
      Valacyclovir (Valtrex)
      SYMPTOMS
      Symptoms of herpes are called outbreaks. The first outbreak appears within 2 weeks after you become infected and can last for several weeks. These symptoms might include tingling or sores near the area where the virus has entered the body, such as on the genital or rectal area, on buttocks or thighs, or occasionally on other parts of the body where the virus has entered through broken skin. They also can occur inside the vagina and on the cervix in women, or in the urinary passage of women and men. Small red bumps appear first, develop into small blisters, and then become itchy, painful sores that might develop a crust and will heal without leaving a scar.

      Sometimes, there is a crack or raw area or some redness without pain, itching, or tingling.

      Other symptoms that may accompany the first (and less often future) outbreak of genital herpes are fever, headache, muscle aches, painful or difficult urination, vaginal discharge, and swollen glands in the groin area.

      Often, though, people don’t recognize their first or subsequent outbreaks. People who have mild or no symptoms at all may not think they are infected with herpes. They can still transmit the virus to others, however.

      Recurrence of herpes outbreaks

      In most people, the virus can become active and cause outbreaks several times a year. This is called a recurrence, and infected people can have symptoms. HSV remains in certain nerve cells of your body for life. When the virus is triggered to be active, it travels along the nerves to your skin. There, it makes more virus and sometimes new sores near the site of the first outbreak.

      Recurrences are generally much milder than the first outbreak of genital herpes. HSV-2 genital infection is more likely to result in recurrences than HSV-1 genital infection. Recurrences become less common over time.

      Symptoms from recurrences might include itching, tingling, vaginal discharge, and a burning feeling or pain in the genital or anal area. Sores may be present during a recurrence, but sometimes they are small and easily overlooked.

      Sometimes, the virus can become active but not cause any visible sores or any symptoms. During these times, small amounts of the virus may be shed at or near places of the first infection, in fluids from the mouth, penis, or vagina, or from barely noticeable sores. This is called asymptomatic (without symptoms) shedding. Even though you are not aware of the shedding, you can infect a sexual partner during this time. Asymptomatic shedding is an important factor in the spread of herpes.

      DIAGNOSIS
      Your health care provider can diagnose typical genital herpes by looking at the sores. Some cases, however, are more difficult to diagnose.

      The virus sometimes, but not always, can be detected by a laboratory test called a culture. A culture is done when your health care provider uses a swab to get and study material from a suspected herpes sore. You may still have genital herpes, however, even if your culture is negative (which means it does not show HSV).

      A blood test cannot show whether you are having a herpes outbreak, but it can show if you are infected with HSV. Newer blood tests, called type-specific tests, can tell whether you are infected with HSV-1 or HSV-2. Blood tests cannot tell between genital and other herpes infections. Health experts assume, however, that if you are positive for HSV-2, you have had genital infection.

      Coping with herpes

      A diagnosis of genital herpes can have emotional effects whether or not symptoms are present. If you have genital herpes, you are probably concerned about the effect of your disease on personal relationships. In addition, your sexual partner may be concerned about their risk of infection. Proper counseling and treatment can help you and your partner learn to cope with the disease.

      PREVENTION
      Because herpes can be transmitted from someone who has no symptoms, using these precautions is not enough to prevent transmission. Recently, the Food and Drug Administration approved Valtrex for use in preventing transmission of genital herpes. It has to be taken continuously by the infected person, and while it significantly decreases the risk of the transmission of herpes, transmission can still occur.

      Do not have oral genital contact in the presence of any symptoms or findings of oral herpes.
      Using barriers such as condoms during sexual activity may decrease transmission, but transmission can occur even if condoms are used correctly. Condoms may not cover all infected areas.
      COMPLICATIONS
      Genital herpes infections usually do not cause serious health problems in healthy adults. In some people whose immune systems do not work properly, genital herpes outbreaks can be unusually severe and long lasting.

      Occasionally, people with normal immune systems can get herpes infection of the eye, called ocular herpes. Ocular herpes is usually caused by HSV-1 but sometimes by HSV-2. It can occasionally result in serious eye disease, including blindness.

      A woman with herpes who is pregnant can pass the infection to her baby. A baby born with herpes might die or have serious brain, skin, or eye problems. Pregnant women who have herpes, or whose sex partner has herpes should discuss the situation with her health care provider. Together they can make a plan to reduce her or her baby’s risk of getting infected. Babies who are born with herpes do better if the disease is recognized and treated early.

      Genital herpes, like other genital diseases that cause sores, is important in the spread of HIV infection.

      RESEARCH
      The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) supports research on genital herpes and HSV. Studies are currently underway to develop better treatments for the millions of people who suffer from genital herpes. While some scientists are carrying out clinical trials to determine the best way to use existing medicines, others are studying the biology of HSV. NIAID scientists have identified certain genes and enzymes (proteins) that the virus needs to survive. They are hopeful that drugs aimed at disrupting these viral targets might lead to the design of more effective treatments.

      Meanwhile, other researchers are devising methods to control the virus’ spread. Two important means of preventing HSV infection are vaccines and topical microbicides.

      Several different vaccines are in various stages of development. These include vaccines made from proteins on the HSV cell surface, peptides or chains of amino acids, and the DNA of the virus itself. NIAID and GlaxoSmithKline are supporting a large clinical trial in women of an experimental vaccine that may help prevent transmission of genital herpes. The trial is being conducted at more than 35 sites nationwide. For more information, click here Herpevac Trial for Women or go to herpesvaccine.nih.gov.

      Topical microbicides, preparations containing microbe-killing compounds, are also in various stages of development and testing. These include gels, creams, or lotions that a woman could insert into the vagina prior to intercourse to prevent infection.

      An NIAID-supported clinical trial demonstrated that once-daily suppressive therapy using valacyclovir significantly reduces risk of transmission of genital herpes to an uninfected partner. This is the first time an antiviral medication had been shown to reduce the risk of transmission of an STI. This strategy may contribute to preventing the spread of genital herpes.

      MORE INFORMATION
      National Library of Medicine
      MedlinePlus
      8600 Rockville Pike
      Bethesda, MD 20894
      1-888-FIND-NLM (1-888-346-3656) or 301-594-5983
      http://medlineplus.gov

      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
      CDC-INFO
      1600 Clifton Road
      Atlanta, GA 30333
      1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
      1-888-232-6348 TTY
      http://www.cdc.gov

      The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
      409 12th Street, S.W.
      P.O. Box 96920
      Washington, DC 20090-6920
      202-863-2518
      http://www.acog.org

      National Herpes Resource Center and Hotline
      American Social Health Association
      P.O. Box 13827
      Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-9940
      919-361-8488 (9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday)
      http://www.ashastd.org/hrc/index.html

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      NIAID is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. NIAID supports basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious and immune-mediated illnesses, including HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, illness from potential agents of bioterrorism, tuberculosis, malaria, autoimmune disorders, asthma and allergies.

      News releases, fact sheets and other NIAID-related materials are available on the NIAID Web site at http://www.niaid.nih.gov.

      Prepared by:
      Office of Communications and Public Liaison
      National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
      National Institutes of Health
      Bethesda, MD 20892

      PS: Just to be extra safe you may want to wash your clothes separately. If this isn't possible use hot water. You might even want to use a hot water with bleach empty load to be safe or wash washer with 70% alcohol. DO NOT mix alcohol and bleach though! This will make very toxic acid (HCl)
      I don't know if it's necessary but you will feel safer. I lived in communal housing where everyone's clothes were washed together. At least one girl had herpes and I never got it. But then the nun running it was generous with hot water and chlorox bleach. But, bleach can cause allergies to your skin, so better to put it to clean the washer than your clothes.

      Clean shower floor well, maybe with 70% alcohol OR bleach solution (if you want). Rinse bleach off well. Same for a tub bath. Just running water can mechanically remove viruses and bacteria. So, at the very least turn on shower for a few minutes with hot water before you get in.

      If you do use bleach, be sure and have windows open and vent! Too much bleach is far more dangerous than herpes!

  27. QUESTION:
    can you get herpes on the mouth after oral sex on an infected partner with genital herpes?
    So wud that be herpes 2 on the mouth?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello YES as herpes is virulant and easily caught especially if oral sex on infected partner OK ♥
      Transmission of Oral Herpes
      Oral herpes (usually HSV-1) has been detected in both the saliva and blood of patients with active oral infections. It is the most prevalent form of HSV, and infection is most likely to occur during preschool years. BUT ,Oral herpes is easily spread by direct exposure to saliva or even from droplets in breath. Skin contact with infected areas is sufficient to spread it. Transmission most often occurs through close personal contact, such as kissing. In addition, because HSV-1 can be passed in saliva, people should also avoid sharing toothbrushes or eating utensils with an infected person.
      _______________________________________________________________________
      Transmission of Genital Herpes
      Genital herpes is most often transmitted through sexual activity, and people with multiple sexual partners are at high risk. HSV, however, can also enter through the anus, skin, and other areas.
      People with active symptoms of genital herpes are at very high risk for transmitting the infection. Unfortunately, evidence suggests about one-third of all HSV-2 infections occur during times when the virus is shedding but producing no symptoms. In addition, only about 10 - 25% of people who carry HSV-2 actually know that they have the infection. In other words, most people either have no symptoms or don't recognize them when they a appear
      To infect people, the herpes simplex viruses (both HSV-1 and HSV-2) must access the body through broken skin or a mucous membrane such as inside the mouth or on the genital area. Each virus can be carried in bodily fluids (such saliva, semen, fluid in the female genital tract) or in fluid from herpes sores. The risk for infection is highest with direct contact of blisters or sores during an outbreak Clear to brown /yellow discharge with or no odour is sure sign
      Treatment.: .Valtrex (valacyclovir) can keep outbreaks to a minimum, a good diet also plays part ,together will trying to keep stress down,& plenty of rest.
      _________________________________
      Check out these links
      http://www.thefacts.com.au
      http://www.stdservices.on.net/std/
      http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/default.htm
      http://www.cdc.gov/std/Herpes/default.htm
      Hope this answered your question Cheers ♥

  28. QUESTION:
    Can you spread a cold sore to your own genitals?
    Can you spread your own cold sore to your own genitals?

    I was told that you can spread it to your fingers and eyes as a one of infection but you can't pass it too your own genitals.
    I was also told and read that you can't catch genital herpes from oral sex with someone with a cold sore if you already suffer from the same strain of HSV that they have.

    So surely if you can't catch it the same strain twice in two places then you can't spread it to your own genitals?

    I would appreciate your help :) thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Please, do some more research on this.

      - You can spread it to your eyes, your own genitals, your nose, and any open cuts. It can enter through any mucous membrane (like eyes, mouth, genitals, nose) and through an open cut.

      - It's true that you will have built up some resistance to it, but it is always possible to get genital herpes if someone with a cold sore performs oral sex on you. That's how I got it, and believe me, the oral sex was not worth it. Not even close.

      - You can have it in both places, there are some people who have both oral and genital HSV-1.

      You should be reading through websites like
      http://www.webmd.com
      http://www.cdc.gov
      http://www.mayoclinic.com
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

      That should answer everything. Look up self-inoculation, it will give you some more details about spreading herpes to other transmission sites.

  29. QUESTION:
    Risk of herpes from very brief contact with lip?
    I was wondering if there is any risk of getting herpes or any other STD/STI from my genitals touching her lips/ the area around her mouth. Assume that she has whichever STD for the worst case scenario. The touching only lasts one second at most and does not go in her mouth.
    IF the risk is low, please tell me how low (impossibly low, .01%, not possible, etc.)
    I am a 19 year old male.
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Dude...stop asking stupid questions.

      The bottom line is that people get herpes by having sex with someone who has the disease. “Having sex” means anal, vaginal, or oral sex. HSV-1 and HSV-2 can be found in and released from the sores that the viruses cause. The viruses can also be released from skin that does not appear to have a sore. Generally, a person can only get HSV-2 infection during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection. Transmission can occur from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he or she is infected.

      HSV-1 can cause sores in the genital area and infections of the mouth and lips, so-called “fever blisters.” HSV-1 infection of the genitals is caused by mouth to genital or genital to genital contact with a person who has HSV-1 infection.

  30. QUESTION:
    if i have a cold sore and give oral sex can i give them genital herpes?
    it might sound stupid but can i give some one genital herpes with just a cold sore?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi simple answer YES the odds are very high they will contract Genital Herpes 2 read below and check out links OK
      *******************************
      Transmission of Oral Herpes
      Oral herpes (usually HSV-1) has been detected in both the saliva and blood of patients with active oral infections. It is the most prevalent form of HSV, and infection is most likely to occur during preschool years. BUT ,Oral herpes is easily spread by direct exposure to saliva or even from droplets in breath. Skin contact with infected areas is sufficient to spread it. Transmission most often occurs through close personal contact, such as kissing. In addition, because HSV-1 can be passed in saliva, people should also avoid sharing toothbrushes or eating utensils with an infected person.
      _______________________________________________________________________
      Transmission of Genital Herpes
      Genital herpes is most often transmitted through sexual activity, and people with multiple sexual partners are at high risk. HSV, however, can also enter through the anus, skin, and other areas.
      People with active symptoms of genital herpes are at very high risk for transmitting the infection. Unfortunately, evidence suggests about one-third of all HSV-2 infections occur during times when the virus is shedding but producing no symptoms. In addition, only about 10 - 25% of people who carry HSV-2 actually know that they have the infection. In other words, most people either have no symptoms or don't recognize them when they a appear
      To infect people, the herpes simplex viruses (both HSV-1 and HSV-2) must access the body through broken skin or a mucous membrane such as inside the mouth or on the genital area. Each virus can be carried in bodily fluids (such saliva, semen, fluid in the female genital tract) or in fluid from herpes sores. The risk for infection is highest with direct contact of blisters or sores during an outbreak Clear to brown /yellow discharge with or no odour is sure sign
      Treatment.: .Valtrex (valacyclovir) can keep outbreaks to a minimum, a good diet also plays part ,together will trying to keep stress down,& plenty of rest.
      _________________________________
      Check out these links
      http://www.thefacts.com.au
      http://www.stdservices.on.net/std/
      http://www.yourstdhelp.com/crabs.html
      http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/default.htm
      Hope this answered your question Cheers ♥

  31. QUESTION:
    Can I get herpes by touching my partner?
    My partner has herpes outbreaks near the base of his penis. He is also on suppressive medication. Is it possible for me to get herpes on my hand if I touch his penis even when he isn't having an outbreak?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi well not likely unless he has weeping outbreak and u touched fluids even then unless u had open cuts chances are remote by hand ,read below OK

      Transmission of Oral Herpes
      Oral herpes (usually HSV-1) has been detected in both the saliva and blood of patients with active oral infections. It is the most prevalent form of HSV, and infection is most likely to occur during preschool years. BUT ,Oral herpes is easily spread by direct exposure to saliva or even from droplets in breath. Skin contact with infected areas is sufficient to spread it. Transmission most often occurs through close personal contact, such as kissing. In addition, because HSV-1 can be passed in saliva, people should also avoid sharing toothbrushes or eating utensils with an infected person.
      _______________________________________________________________________
      Transmission of Genital Herpes
      Genital herpes is most often transmitted through sexual activity, and people with multiple sexual partners are at high risk. HSV, however, can also enter through the anus, skin, and other areas.
      People with active symptoms of genital herpes are at very high risk for transmitting the infection. Unfortunately, evidence suggests about one-third of all HSV-2 infections occur during times when the virus is shedding but producing no symptoms. In addition, only about 10 - 25% of people who carry HSV-2 actually know that they have the infection. In other words, most people either have no symptoms or don't recognize them when they a appear
      To infect people, the herpes simplex viruses (both HSV-1 and HSV-2) must access the body through broken skin or a mucous membrane such as inside the mouth or on the genital area. Each virus can be carried in bodily fluids (such saliva, semen, fluid in the female genital tract) or in fluid from herpes sores. The risk for infection is highest with direct contact of blisters or sores during an outbreak Clear to brown /yellow discharge with or no odour is sure sign
      Treatment.: .Valtrex (valacyclovir) can keep outbreaks to a minimum, a good diet also plays part ,together will trying to keep stress down,& plenty of rest.
      _________________________________
      Check out these links
      http://www.thefacts.com.au
      http://www.stdservices.on.net/std/
      http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/default.htm
      Hope this answered your question Cheers ♥

  32. QUESTION:
    I am dating a new guy. How can I be sure he does not have herpes?
    I just met a guy and started dating him. I want to kiss him within the next few dates, but how do I know he is clean? If I don't see anything on or around his mouth, should I just go for it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi well read below then u will be more aware of how infectious this Std is BUT relying on partner to be honest is fraught with danger and unless u or partner have an outbreak then a blood test will be inconclusive OK ♥

      Transmission of Oral Herpes
      Oral herpes (usually HSV-1) has been detected in both the saliva and blood of patients with active oral infections. It is the most prevalent form of HSV, and infection is most likely to occur during preschool years. BUT ,Oral herpes is easily spread by direct exposure to saliva or even from droplets in breath. Skin contact with infected areas is sufficient to spread it. Transmission most often occurs through close personal contact, such as kissing. In addition, because HSV-1 can be passed in saliva, people should also avoid sharing toothbrushes or eating utensils with an infected person.
      _______________________________________________________________________
      Transmission of Genital Herpes
      Genital herpes is most often transmitted through sexual activity, and people with multiple sexual partners are at high risk. HSV, however, can also enter through the anus, skin, and other areas.
      People with active symptoms of genital herpes are at very high risk for transmitting the infection. Unfortunately, evidence suggests about one-third of all HSV-2 infections occur during times when the virus is shedding but producing no symptoms. In addition, only about 10 - 25% of people who carry HSV-2 actually know that they have the infection. In other words, most people either have no symptoms or don't recognize them when they a appear
      To infect people, the herpes simplex viruses (both HSV-1 and HSV-2) must access the body through broken skin or a mucous membrane such as inside the mouth or on the genital area. Each virus can be carried in bodily fluids (such saliva, semen, fluid in the female genital tract) or in fluid from herpes sores. The risk for infection is highest with direct contact of blisters or sores during an outbreak Clear to brown /yellow discharge with or no odour is sure sign
      Treatment.: .Valtrex (valacyclovir) can keep outbreaks to a minimum, a good diet also plays part ,together will trying to keep stress down,& plenty of rest.
      _________________________________
      Check out these links
      http://www.thefacts.com.au
      http://www.stdservices.on.net/std/
      http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/default.htm
      http://www.cdc.gov/std/Herpes/default.htm
      Hope this answered your question Cheers ♥

  33. QUESTION:
    Is it possible for a virgin girl to get an STD from giving oral to a vrigin guy? Vice versa?
    Me and my boyfriend want to have sex, it'll be the first time for both of us. I want to try giving oral, and I just want to know if it's possible for any STDs to be obtained

    • ANSWER:
      Hi technically YES if either have Cold Sores or had them OK read below with links also Ciao ♥
      ****************
      Transmission of Oral Herpes
      Oral herpes (usually HSV-1) has been detected in both the saliva and blood of patients with active oral infections. It is the most prevalent form of HSV, and infection is most likely to occur during preschool years. BUT ,Oral herpes is easily spread by direct exposure to saliva or even from droplets in breath. Skin contact with infected areas is sufficient to spread it. Transmission most often occurs through close personal contact, such as kissing. In addition, because HSV-1 can be passed in saliva, people should also avoid sharing toothbrushes or eating utensils with an infected person.
      _______________________________________________________________________
      Transmission of Genital Herpes
      Genital herpes is most often transmitted through sexual activity, and people with multiple sexual partners are at high risk. HSV, however, can also enter through the anus, skin, and other areas.
      People with active symptoms of genital herpes are at very high risk for transmitting the infection. Unfortunately, evidence suggests about one-third of all HSV-2 infections occur during times when the virus is shedding but producing no symptoms. In addition, only about 10 - 25% of people who carry HSV-2 actually know that they have the infection. In other words, most people either have no symptoms or don't recognize them when they a appear
      To infect people, the herpes simplex viruses (both HSV-1 and HSV-2) must access the body through broken skin or a mucous membrane such as inside the mouth or on the genital area. Each virus can be carried in bodily fluids (such saliva, semen, fluid in the female genital tract) or in fluid from herpes sores. The risk for infection is highest with direct contact of blisters or sores during an outbreak Clear to brown /yellow discharge with or no odour is sure sign
      Treatment.: .Valtrex (valacyclovir) can keep outbreaks to a minimum, a good diet also plays part ,together will trying to keep stress down,& plenty of rest.
      _________________________________
      Check out these links
      http://www.thefacts.com.au
      http://www.stdservices.on.net/std/
      http://www.yourstdhelp.com/crabs.html
      http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/default.htm
      Hope this answered your question Cheers ♥

  34. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get herpes from public toilet?
    i was told by my doctor that i have herpes. she told me that i may get it from public toilet. From the net i found out that it's actually a std and one get it from sex. How can i get it if i didnt have sex with anyone else but my husband?? Now my husband is suspecting me that i have affair. how can i prove him wrong? I have herpes and it's from sex. he has sexual partners before he met me which is more than 6 yrs ago. Could he be a carrier eventhough he show no symtom for these 6 yrs?

    • ANSWER:
      He could definately be a carrier with no symptoms, the same thing happened to me from my boyfriend now. It isn't a definate sign of infedelity from either side. He could have gotten herpes from one of his past partners 4 years ago, and he could never show symptoms, I mean never ever show them. My doctor said they actually did a study on a women that had herpes, she said that they were checking to see when she was more likely to spread the virus. The odd thing is, is that she said that in the study they found that she was more likely to spread the virus when she had no visible symptoms at all, and she was actually spreading from her nose and mouth more then her genital area, that is how off this std is. When I got it from my boyfriend I was horrified, I didn't know what to think, after time went by and much research and many discussions with my doctor I realized it can be spread from someone with absolutely no symptoms. However in a some people if they are one that will show symptoms you will normally get it 10-14 days after you contract it, meaning he could have been in the stage of possible spreading and you got it then. Go to this website and possible print it up and show it to him, or talk to you doctor and get papers from her, but good luck!!

      I also wanted to highlight this stuff that came off of the website, read the first paragraph and that should show you and him both, but I still am listing the website so you can have all information!

      HSV-1 and HSV-2 can be found in and released from the sores that the viruses cause, but they also are released between outbreaks from skin that does not appear to be broken or to have a sore. Generally, a person can only get HSV-2 infection during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection. Transmission can occur from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he or she is infected.

      HSV-1 can cause genital herpes, but it more commonly causes infections of the mouth and lips, so-called "fever blisters." HSV-1 infection of the genitals can be caused by oral-genital or genital-genital contact with a person who has HSV-1 infection. Genital HSV-1 outbreaks recur less regularly than genital HSV-2 outbreaks.

      http://www.cdc.gov/std/Herpes/STDFact-Herpes.htm

  35. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for genital herpes syndroms to appear?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi well symptoms usually appear within 5 to 14 days approx after direct contact depending on your immune system, look below for more info Cheers ♥
      ******************************************************************************************
      Transmission of Oral Herpes
      Oral herpes (usually HSV-1) has been detected in both the saliva and blood of patients with active oral infections. It is the most prevalent form of HSV, and infection is most likely to occur during preschool years. BUT ,Oral herpes is easily spread by direct exposure to saliva or even from droplets in breath. Skin contact with infected areas is sufficient to spread it. Transmission most often occurs through close personal contact, such as kissing. In addition, because HSV-1 can be passed in saliva, people should also avoid sharing toothbrushes or eating utensils with an infected person.
      _______________________________________________________________________
      Transmission of Genital Herpes
      Genital herpes is most often transmitted through sexual activity, and people with multiple sexual partners are at high risk. HSV, however, can also enter through the anus, skin, and other areas.
      People with active symptoms of genital herpes are at very high risk for transmitting the infection. Unfortunately, evidence suggests about one-third of all HSV-2 infections occur during times when the virus is shedding but producing no symptoms. In addition, only about 10 - 25% of people who carry HSV-2 actually know that they have the infection. In other words, most people either have no symptoms or don't recognize them when they a appear
      To infect people, the herpes simplex viruses (both HSV-1 and HSV-2) must access the body through broken skin or a mucous membrane such as inside the mouth or on the genital area. Each virus can be carried in bodily fluids (such saliva, semen, fluid in the female genital tract) or in fluid from herpes sores. The risk for infection is highest with direct contact of blisters or sores during an outbreak Clear to brown /yellow discharge with or no odour is sure sign
      Treatment.: .Valtrex (valacyclovir) can keep outbreaks to a minimum, a good diet also plays part ,together will trying to keep stress down,& plenty of rest.
      _________________________________
      Check out these links
      http://www.thefacts.com.au
      http://www.stdservices.on.net/std/
      http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/default.htm
      http://www.cdc.gov/std/Herpes/default.htm
      Hope this answered your question Cheers ♥

  36. QUESTION:
    Men what would your thoughts be if a sexy lady said this?
    If a sexy swinger said that she had medically controlled herpes would that be enough explanation? Or does it sound better if she elaborates and says that means no active flareups?

    • ANSWER:
      Not so much related to your question but here is some information:

      FACTS ABOUT GENITAL HERPES:
      Transmission is caused by close oral, anal, or genital contact, including intercourse, masturbation, kissing, or any direct skin-to-skin contact which allows for the transfer of bodily fluids.

      A person is considered contagious when prodromal symptoms, active sores, and healing lesions are present.

      Herpes is potentially contagious when no symptoms are present. That is, a person who has genital herpes is potentially always shedding active virus.

      Approximately 1 in 6 members of the general infected population is thought to shed active virus occasionally without symptoms.

      Some people do not get typical blister-like sores but harbor active virus in their saliva, vaginal, or penile secretions, and can shed the virus without knowing they have herpes.

      Lesions can occur deep inside the vagina where they cannot be seen or felt, but can readily transmit the virus.

      An uninfected individual has about a 75% chance of contracting herpes during intimate contact with someone actively shedding virus.

      Oral herpes can be transmitted to the genitals, and vice versa. Symptoms are similar.

      Auto-inoculation: An infected individual can spread the virus to other parts of his or her body by touching an area shedding virus and then touching, scratching, or rubbing another susceptible part of the body. Towels are especially conducive to this.

      It is possible for a person to contract genital herpes if the partner with oral herpes performs oral sex. Oral herpes can be transmitted to the genitals, and vice versa. Symptoms are similar.

      AND not to worry, most people already have the virus with no symptoms.

      Herpes Percentage In General Population

      You may not believe it, but herpes virus is quite commonly found in most people. When an infected person is asymptomatic and sheds, it is the major cause of transmission of virus to other people.

      In a recent study conducted on herpes percentage in the general population, 50 participants were recruited from the general population in the age range of 19 to 71 years. Out of these, 19 were males and 31 females. All the participants were asked to provide blood samples and swabs of their eyes and mouth for 30 consecutive days.

      Results showed that 49 participants shed herpes virus HSV 1 DNA at least once during the 30 day period while 37 participants tested positive for herpes virus; while just one participant did not shed at all. 3 participants shed the herpes virus in their tears but not in their saliva.

      These results prove that even if you are not infected by herpes, you might be carrying the herpes virus. A large percent of healthy people in the population carry herpes virus and it is unavoidable. However, population demographics play an important role in herpes infection. Other facts include age, stress, level of education, age of first sexual intercourse and socioeconomic status. Several studies point out an increase in herpes infection with increase in age.

      In the U.S. it is believed that herpes percentage in general population is around 20 percent. However, the rate of herpes is not evenly distributed. Some areas are more prone to herpes infections than others.

      Environmental surfaces like toilet seats may be a source of contagion, but there is no evidence that this poses a real threat to the general population. Experts differ as to how long the virus can survive on its own. The primary cause of infection remains intimate contact

  37. QUESTION:
    When and how do you let your husband know if you have herpes?
    Do you let him know upfront when you first started dating? Before your 1st kiss? Before being intimate with each other? Or after he says "I do?'
    It's not for me. My friend was wondering.

    • ANSWER:
      If you are talking about genital herpes...NOT telling your potential husband could actually land you with a lawsuit or worse.

      Letting a potential partner know that you are infected beforehand might be hard...but it is the correct and honest thing to do. This shows your partner that you have respect for him/her. It shows you respect his/her health etc. and it gives him/her a choice as to whether to be in a relationship with you or not.

      One good thing to do is to offer information that shows that being with a partner that is infected with herpes is not the end of the world. While there is no treatment that can cure herpes, there are antiviral medications can shorten and prevent outbreaks during the period of time the person takes the medication. In addition, daily suppressive therapy for symptomatic herpes can reduce transmission to partners.

      It should also be remembered that all herpes viruses establish a latent (dormant) infection that lasts a lifetime. Boosting the immune system in order to reduce the numbers of latent virus in the system is essential to lessening the risk of outbreaks for both oral and genital herpes.

      To learn more about an all-natural herpes remedy that boosts the immune system against the latent herpes virus, click the link below:

      http://gene-eden-kill-virus.com/HSV.php

  38. QUESTION:
    how do type one and two genital herpes differ ?

    And, how do I protect my partner from it?

    • ANSWER:
      From cdc.gov

      HSV-1 can cause genital herpes, but it more commonly causes infections of the mouth and lips, so-called “fever blisters.” HSV-1 infection of the genitals can be caused by oral-genital or genital-genital contact with a person who has HSV-1 infection. Genital HSV-1 outbreaks recur less regularly than genital HSV-2 outbreaks.

      HSV-1 and HSV-2 can be found in and released from the sores that the viruses cause, but they also are released between outbreaks from skin that does not appear to have a sore.

      Generally, a person can only get HSV-2 infection during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection. Transmission can occur from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he or she is infected.

  39. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get stds from being in the same room as the person?
    my girlfriend has stds (herpes) and i heard about people wearing "sars masks" because it can be breathed through the nose. i know herpes is a disease just like sars so im wondering if i should be walking around with a mask of some sort?

    • ANSWER:
      Herpes viruses are contagious. Contact may occur directly, or through contact with infected razors, towels, dishes, and other shared articles. (MedlinePlus)
      Herpes is contracted through direct contact with an active lesion or body fluid of an infected person. Herpes transmission occurs between discordant partners; a person with a history of infection (HSV seropositive) can pass the virus to an HSV seronegative person. While herpes virus type 2 has been demonstrated to remain viable on toilet seats for 2 to 4 hours after contact and on dry gauze for up to 72 hours, as of the submission of those findings (1984) there were no documented cases of infection via an inanimate object (e.g. a towel, toilet seat, drinking vessels).(Wikipedia)
      Both herpes simplex virus-1 and virus-2 may be transmitted through sex, or by kissing or touching any affected area. A condom can prevent herpes transmission during vaginal or anal sex, but oral contact with genitals or open sores anywhere can spread the disease. Washing hands can also minimize transmission.(std-gov.org)

  40. QUESTION:
    If you got a cold sore does that mean you have herpes for life?
    or is a cold sore a type of herpes that goes away forever after a couples of day?

    Only asking because the comedy TV show "the office" made a whole episode about it.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi look read below then u will be more informed OK ♥
      *********************
      Transmission of Oral Herpes
      Oral herpes (usually HSV-1) has been detected in both the saliva and blood of patients with active oral infections. It is the most prevalent form of HSV, and infection is most likely to occur during preschool years. BUT ,Oral herpes is easily spread by direct exposure to saliva or even from droplets in breath. Skin contact with infected areas is sufficient to spread it. Transmission most often occurs through close personal contact, such as kissing. In addition, because HSV-1 can be passed in saliva, people should also avoid sharing toothbrushes or eating utensils with an infected person.
      _______________________________________________________________________
      Transmission of Genital Herpes
      Genital herpes is most often transmitted through sexual activity, and people with multiple sexual partners are at high risk. HSV, however, can also enter through the anus, skin, and other areas.
      People with active symptoms of genital herpes are at very high risk for transmitting the infection. Unfortunately, evidence suggests about one-third of all HSV-2 infections occur during times when the virus is shedding but producing no symptoms. In addition, only about 10 - 25% of people who carry HSV-2 actually know that they have the infection. In other words, most people either have no symptoms or don't recognize them when they a appear
      To infect people, the herpes simplex viruses (both HSV-1 and HSV-2) must access the body through broken skin or a mucous membrane such as inside the mouth or on the genital area. Each virus can be carried in bodily fluids (such saliva, semen, fluid in the female genital tract) or in fluid from herpes sores. The risk for infection is highest with direct contact of blisters or sores during an outbreak Clear to brown /yellow discharge with or no odour is sure sign
      Treatment.: .Valtrex (valacyclovir) can keep outbreaks to a minimum, a good diet also plays part ,together will trying to keep stress down,& plenty of rest.
      _________________________________
      Check out these links
      http://www.thefacts.com.au
      http://www.stdservices.on.net/std/
      http://www.yourstdhelp.com/crabs.html
      http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/default.htm
      Hope this answered your question Cheers ♥

  41. QUESTION:
    What illnesses can I get from giving a blo*wjob?
    What illnesses/diseases can I get giving a blo*wjob to a virgin who is wearing protection?

    • ANSWER:
      Again, I find Patricia misinforming people about herpes. Here's what I wrote in another thread regarding the topic about HSV-1 vs. HSV-2 transmission:

      HSV-1 (herpes simplex virus 1 - oral) and HSV-2 (herpes simplex 2 - genital) can BOTH be transmitted between oral and genital areas, with HSV-1 being more commonly cross-transmitted. In other words, you can get oral herpes on your genitals, and you can get genital herpes in your mouth. It is a fact that neither is exclusive to an area, rather they are predominantly found in the area of the identifying strain.

  42. QUESTION:
    can herpes be passed to an infant from hand to mouth?
    my girlfriend had a friend over to visit this evening. shockingly she told my girlfriend that she has herpes and found out yesterday. we have a 2 mo old baby girl. my girlfriend just told me that her friend with the herpes put her finger in my baby's mouth checking for teething. i'm freaking out to say the least. what do i do? is it possible my baby could be infected now?

    • ANSWER:
      You should not be freaking out.

      There is almost no way your baby could be infected if your friend was talking about genital herpes.

      Here's why.

      Generally, a person can only get HSV-2 infection during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection. Transmission can occur from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he or she is infected.

      HSV-1 can cause genital herpes, but it more commonly causes infections of the mouth and lips, so-called “fever blisters.” HSV-1 infection of the genitals can be caused by oral-genital or genital-genital contact with a person who has HSV-1 infection. Genital HSV-1 outbreaks recur less regularly than genital HSV-2 outbreaks.

      The point is...it is transferred primarily though genital to genital contact. It's highly unlikely that this woman could have infected your baby by putting her finger in the baby's mouth.

  43. QUESTION:
    can herpes pimple show up with in 1 hour or 2 hour from infection?
    I am just wondering can herpes pimple can show up with in 1 hour to 2 hour if you get infected from person who does have it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi the answer is NO but u might have had the virus and this had brought it to surface if u get my drift ♥
      ___________________________________________
      Transmission of Oral Herpes
      Oral herpes (usually HSV-1) has been detected in both the saliva and blood of patients with active oral infections. It is the most prevalent form of HSV, and infection is most likely to occur during preschool years. BUT ,Oral herpes is easily spread by direct exposure to saliva or even from droplets in breath. Skin contact with infected areas is sufficient to spread it. Transmission most often occurs through close personal contact, such as kissing. In addition, because HSV-1 can be passed in saliva, people should also avoid sharing toothbrushes or eating utensils with an infected person.
      _______________________________________________________________________
      Transmission of Genital Herpes
      Genital herpes is most often transmitted through sexual activity, and people with multiple sexual partners are at high risk. HSV, however, can also enter through the anus, skin, and other areas.
      People with active symptoms of genital herpes are at very high risk for transmitting the infection. Unfortunately, evidence suggests about one-third of all HSV-2 infections occur during times when the virus is shedding but producing no symptoms. In addition, only about 10 - 25% of people who carry HSV-2 actually know that they have the infection. In other words, most people either have no symptoms or don't recognize them when they a appear
      To infect people, the herpes simplex viruses (both HSV-1 and HSV-2) must access the body through broken skin or a mucous membrane such as inside the mouth or on the genital area. Each virus can be carried in bodily fluids (such saliva, semen, fluid in the female genital tract) or in fluid from herpes sores. The risk for infection is highest with direct contact of blisters or sores during an outbreak Clear to brown /yellow discharge with or no odour is sure sign
      Treatment.: .Valtrex (valacyclovir) can keep outbreaks to a minimum, a good diet also plays part. ,together will trying to keep stress down,& plenty of rest.
      _________________________________
      Check out these links
      http://www.thefacts.com.au
      http://www.stdservices.on.net/std/
      http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/default.htm
      Hope this answered your question Cheers ♥

  44. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get an STD or an STI from oral sex?
    It's all really in the question.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi other than possibly contracting Chlamydia read below and links as that will answer ur question in detail Cheers ♥
      _____________________________________________
      Transmission of Oral Herpes
      Oral herpes (usually HSV-1) has been detected in both the saliva and blood of patients with active oral infections. It is the most prevalent form of HSV, and infection is most likely to occur during preschool years. BUT ,Oral herpes is easily spread by direct exposure to saliva or even from droplets in breath. Skin contact with infected areas is sufficient to spread it. Transmission most often occurs through close personal contact, such as kissing. In addition, because HSV-1 can be passed in saliva, people should also avoid sharing toothbrushes or eating utensils with an infected person.
      _______________________________________________________________________
      Transmission of Genital Herpes
      Genital herpes is most often transmitted through sexual activity, and people with multiple sexual partners are at high risk. HSV, however, can also enter through the anus, skin, and other areas.
      People with active symptoms of genital herpes are at very high risk for transmitting the infection. Unfortunately, evidence suggests about one-third of all HSV-2 infections occur during times when the virus is shedding but producing no symptoms. In addition, only about 10 - 25% of people who carry HSV-2 actually know that they have the infection. In other words, most people either have no symptoms or don't recognize them when they a appear
      To infect people, the herpes simplex viruses (both HSV-1 and HSV-2) must access the body through broken skin or a mucous membrane such as inside the mouth or on the genital area. Each virus can be carried in bodily fluids (such saliva, semen, fluid in the female genital tract) or in fluid from herpes sores. The risk for infection is highest with direct contact of blisters or sores during an outbreak Clear to brown /yellow discharge with or no odour is sure sign
      Treatment.: .Valtrex (valacyclovir) can keep outbreaks to a minimum, a good diet also plays part. ,together will trying to keep stress down,& plenty of rest
      __________________________
      Check out these links
      http://www.thefacts.com.au
      http://www.stdservices.on.net/std/
      http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/default.htm
      Hope this answered your question Cheers ♥

  45. QUESTION:
    If a man wears a condom and has sex with a girl that might have herpes what is the likelihood he'll get herpes?
    If a guy is aware of a girl having herpes and still decides to have sex with her and wears a condom and is vigilant about not letting exposed skin coming into contact with one another what are the odds he'll get herpes?

    • ANSWER:
      It is not likely. Herpes is transferred through intimate, skin-to-skin contact.

      HSV-1 and HSV-2 can be found in and released from the sores that the viruses cause, but they also are released between outbreaks from skin that does not appear to have a sore. Generally, a person can only get HSV-2 infection during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection. Transmission can occur from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he or she is infected.

      HSV-1 can cause genital herpes, but it more commonly causes infections of the mouth and lips, so-called “fever blisters.” HSV-1 infection of the genitals can be caused by oral-genital or genital-genital contact with a person who has HSV-1 infection. Genital HSV-1 outbreaks recur less regularly than genital HSV-2 outbreaks.

      It should be remembered that all herpes viruses establish a latent (dormant) infection that lasts a lifetime. Boosting the immune system in order to reduce the numbers of latent virus in the system is essential to lessening the risk of outbreaks for both oral and genital herpes.

      To learn more about an all-natural herpes remedy that boosts the immune system against the latent herpes virus, click the link below:

      http://www.gene-eden-kill-virus.com/HSV.php

  46. QUESTION:
    Why do you get fever blisters, cold sores, whatever you call them on your lips?
    Is it because you are getting sick? Too much stress? Or what? I've heard many different things and just wanted to know. Also how do you get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      I was told 'It is from drinking out of wet glasses!' Took me a while to figure that one out as well.
      Herpes labialis (fever blisters, cold sores) can be caused by either HSV-1 or HSV-2. While the primary (first episode) infections with HSV-1 or HSV-2 do occur, recurrences are generally the result of HSV-1 infection. Oral recurrences with HSV-2 are very rare.

      Who gets this infection?

      The first episode of HSV-1 infection generally occurs in children and young adults and is usually asymptomatic. HSV-1 infections are one of the most common infections throughout the world.

      How many people have this infection?

      HSV-1 infections are acquired by almost all people in all nations and countries. In underdeveloped countries seroconversion to HSV-1 occurs in up to 33% of children by 5 years of age and prevalence rises to 70 - 80% by adolescence. By contrast in developed countries, middle and upper-class individuals acquire infection later in life. Seroprevalence of HSV-1 can be as low as 20% in children younger than 5 years of age and in adolescents. The acquisition rises between 20 and 40 years to a prevalence of 40 - 60%.

      In the United States, approximately 130 million individuals over the age of 12 are infected with HSV-1. Evidence suggests that seroprevalence of HSV-1 may be declining in children and adolescents probably due to less crowding and better hygiene. This shift in HSV-1 seroprevalence has the paradoxical effect of increasing the risk of newborn HSV-1 infection. Some women who have not previously acquired HSV-1 do so in pregnancy. Genital herpes due to HSV-1 can be transmitted during oral sex if the partner is actively shedding HSV-1 from the mouth.
      Several things may precipitate a recurrence and are specific to the individual person. Exposure to UV light, febrile illnesses, stress, premenstrual tension, and surgical procedures such as dental or neural surgery, lip tattooing, or dermabrasion are a few of the more common triggers.
      Avoidance of these triggers can reduce your risk of recurrence. For example, if your lesions are subject to reactivation due to exposure to UV light, the use of sunscreens with SPF of 15 or greater may be helpful when you are going to the beach. However, sun screens are not as helpful when skiing. This is probably because in addition to UV light exposure, there is a great deal of wind and cold that are increasing skin trauma. In this case you may want to take prophylactic oral acyclovir while skiing.
      Herpes labialis is spread through the direct contact of skin or mucus membranes with lesions or oral secretions of an infected person. Risk of transmission often increases in day care settings due to large numbers of children who are in close proximity. Most of the transmission in these settings is believed to be asymptomatic. Transmission in households is believed to be from kissing, though it is good to avoid sharing cups, eating utensils, wash cloths, etc. when one has a visible sore.

      The infection is transmitted when there is virus present. The highest chance of virus being present is when there are visible lesions. The amount of virus present is highest within the first eight hours of lesion development and diminishes as the lesions mature. Other things that might increase the amount of virus that is present are colds,oral surgery, and facial cosmetic surgery.

      As with genital herpes, people can shed virus without any noticeable signs or symptoms of disease. Occasional, asymptomatic shedding may occur in 2 - 9% of individuals with herpes labialis. To avoid transmission of HSV-1 infections people with active lesions (fever blisters or cold sores) should avoid kissing others and having oral/genital sex.
      Abreva® (GlaxoSmith Kline) is the only over-the-counter (OTC) product that has had demonstrated efficacy in a controlled clinical trial and has been approval fromthe FDA.
      Good Luck

  47. QUESTION:
    What would you tell your partner?
    I was just diagnosed with genital herpes and my partner does not believe that he spread them to me through his cold sore. What should I do to help explain that he passed it, without coming across pointing a finger?

    • ANSWER:
      HSV-1 and HSV-2 can be found in and released from the sores that the viruses cause, but they also are released between outbreaks from skin that does not appear to have a sore. Generally, a person can only get HSV-2 infection during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection. Transmission can occur from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he or she is infected.

      HSV-1 can cause genital herpes, but it more commonly causes infections of the mouth and lips, so-called “fever blisters.” HSV-1 infection of the genitals can be caused by oral-genital or genital-genital contact with a person who has HSV-1 infection. Genital HSV-1 outbreaks recur less regularly than genital HSV-2 outbreaks.

      anyway once a person becomes infected, Herpes Simplex Virus lies dormant in the body, waiting for just the right conditions to become active again. There can be many triggers which activate the virus, such as eating arginine-rich foods (like chocolate, cola, beer, seeds and nuts); the onset of a cold or fever; sunburn; the menses cycle & any physical or emotional event that introduces stress to the body. Each person's triggers are different, but all herpes sufferers have one thing in common--worrying about the next outbreak adds even more stress, which just feeds the vicious cycle and makes it worse!
      And there is no real treatment that can cure herpes, but antiviral medications can shorten and prevent outbreaks during the period of time the person takes the medication. For example Herpeset is a good (probably the best) product. It works by stimulating your immune system to fight the HSV virus.

      It worked and is working for me!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry Herpeset but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.herpeset.com/?aid=749165 . In addition, daily suppressive therapy for symptomatic herpes can reduce transmission to partners...!

      since 2005 I got 5 outbreaks! every outbreak every ~6 months. every spring and every autumn! that was very hard time for me! then I started to use the proper diet for me and some herbal treatment and listen "Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy" . Now I don't have any outbreaks for about ~2 years!

      good luck!

  48. QUESTION:
    Is is possible fore someone who had herpes to be with someone who doesn't?
    My boyfriend just told me he has Herpes after being tested last month. I really love him. We have been together for a little over 2 years and I really can't picture my future with out him. I however am not infected. I know my chances are high. I'm not sure of the precautions I have to take to be with him? Please help with a little advice! Is this possible?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi YES of course it's not as if it's life threatening just uncomfortable and with precautions and if he takes valtrex daily as a suppression regime and using protection the odds of u contracting it will be low Ciao ♥
      ______________________________

      Transmission of Oral Herpes
      Oral herpes (usually HSV-1) has been detected in both the saliva and blood of patients with active oral infections. It is the most prevalent form of HSV, and infection is most likely to occur during preschool years. BUT ,Oral herpes is easily spread by direct exposure to saliva or even from droplets in breath. Skin contact with infected areas is sufficient to spread it. Transmission most often occurs through close personal contact, such as kissing. In addition, because HSV-1 can be passed in saliva, people should also avoid sharing toothbrushes or eating utensils with an infected person.
      _______________________________________________________________________
      Transmission of Genital Herpes
      Genital herpes is most often transmitted through sexual activity, and people with multiple sexual partners are at high risk. HSV, however, can also enter through the anus, skin, and other areas.
      People with active symptoms of genital herpes are at very high risk for transmitting the infection. Unfortunately, evidence suggests about one-third of all HSV-2 infections occur during times when the virus is shedding but producing no symptoms. In addition, only about 10 - 25% of people who carry HSV-2 actually know that they have the infection. In other words, most people either have no symptoms or don't recognize them when they a appear
      To infect people, the herpes simplex viruses (both HSV-1 and HSV-2) must access the body through broken skin or a mucous membrane such as inside the mouth or on the genital area. Each virus can be carried in bodily fluids (such saliva, semen, fluid in the female genital tract) or in fluid from herpes sores. The risk for infection is highest with direct contact of blisters or sores during an outbreak Clear to brown /yellow discharge with or no odour is sure sign
      Treatment.: .Valtrex (valacyclovir) can keep outbreaks to a minimum, a good diet also plays part ,together will trying to keep stress down,& plenty of rest.
      _________________________________
      Check out these links
      http://www.thefacts.com.au
      http://www.stdservices.on.net/std/
      http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/default.htm
      Hope this answered your question Cheers ♥

  49. QUESTION:
    I've just found out recently that i have contracted cold sores, am i still able to perform oral sex?
    is it possible for me to pass on my herpes virus without a sore present.

    • ANSWER:
      Transmission of Oral Herpes
      Oral herpes (usually HSV-1) has been detected in both the saliva and blood of patients with active oral infections. It is the most prevalent form of HSV, and infection is most likely to occur during preschool years. BUT ,Oral herpes is easily spread by direct exposure to saliva or even from droplets in breath. Skin contact with infected areas is sufficient to spread it. Transmission most often occurs through close personal contact, such as kissing. In addition, because HSV-1 can be passed in saliva, people should also avoid sharing toothbrushes or eating utensils with an infected person.
      _______________________________________________________________________
      Transmission of Genital Herpes
      Genital herpes is most often transmitted through sexual activity, and people with multiple sexual partners are at high risk. HSV, however, can also enter through the anus, skin, and other areas.
      People with active symptoms of genital herpes are at very high risk for transmitting the infection. Unfortunately, evidence suggests about one-third of all HSV-2 infections occur during times when the virus is shedding but producing no symptoms. In addition, only about 10 - 25% of people who carry HSV-2 actually know that they have the infection. In other words, most people either have no symptoms or don't recognize them when they a appear
      To infect people, the herpes simplex viruses (both HSV-1 and HSV-2) must access the body through broken skin or a mucous membrane such as inside the mouth or on the genital area. Each virus can be carried in bodily fluids (such saliva, semen, fluid in the female genital tract) or in fluid from herpes sores. The risk for infection is highest with direct contact of blisters or sores during an outbreak Clear to brown /yellow discharge with or no odour is sure sign
      Treatment.: .Valtrex (valacyclovir) can keep outbreaks to a minimum, a good diet also plays part ,together will trying to keep stress down,& plenty of rest.
      _________________________________
      Check out these links
      http://www.thefacts.com.au
      http://www.stdservices.on.net/std/
      http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/default.htm
      http://www.cdc.gov/std/Herpes/default.htm
      Hope this answered your question Cheers ♥

  50. QUESTION:
    How much of a big deal is HSV-1?
    I have just gotten my results today and stated i was positive for 5.00 HSV-1. I'm still a little skeptic because i had one symptom of rash on my penis and i know it was Chlamydia because the girl i had sexual relations said she had it. I tested negative for Chlamydia so i am a little confused!
    Since i have HSV-1 how bad is it really? Is it really common or should i really be mad. Mixed emotions here..

    • ANSWER:
      Been having any oral sex lately?

      The high numbers indicate that you have a rather recent infection (numbers decline over time), so you need to take a look at your recent sexual activities and the people you've been involved with. The highest rate of HSV-1 (oral herpes) infections in teens today is the virus being transmitted to the genitals via oral sex.

      Since chlamydia isn't usually associated with a rash on the penis--you probably had herpes all along which explains why you tested negative for chlamydia and positive for herpes.

      How bad is it? Bad news, there is no cure--but there is medication to control it.

      IF you are only infected with oral herpes (cold sores/fever blisters) you just treat the symptoms. You can take an antiviral (acyclovir) if you have a serious case--just be sure you never touch a sore and then another part of your body--it can cause blindness if it gets in your eyes. Avoid kissing anyone if you have an outbreak (but it can be transmitted via invisible "virus shedding" as well).

      IF you have HSV-1 in the genitals, you will probably suffer fewer outbreaks over the years--and may decline to none (just like HSV-2). BUT that does not mean you cannot transmit the disease--it simply means your body is controlling the outbreaks.. You now have an INCURABLE STD that you can transmit to others.

      You can reduce the chance of transmission to just 1% each year by:
      1) ALWAYS using a condom
      2) DO NOT have sex when you have an outbreak or feel the signs (tingling, numbness, burning, itching) of on coming on.
      3) TAKE antivirals (acyclovir is MUCH cheaper than what the doctor is going to prescribe initially (usually Valtrex--about 0!)--you have to tell him you want generic acyclovir available at Walmart/KMart/Target/Walgreens for for 90 day supply. Generic does the SAME thing!

      You also need to be sexually responsible from now on and tell your partner if you are infected. They need to know the risk--and you need to prevent transmitting it to innocent people.

      I'm including a link to THE gold standard for herpes information produced by the Westover Heights Clinic. Also, I'm including the link to a FREE support group for herpes and other STDs/STIs you may find useful. Join and ask questions on the open message board! (These are NOT spam/phishing sites like some other stuff posted on Yahoo--they are real sites that help people like you.)

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