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What Is My Chance That I Have Herpes

Only instead of getting a cold sore on my mouth, I get one in my genital area. In fact, the probability of this is reasonably high, given the statistics on HSV. Find out your odds of getting herpes using STD Risk Calculator. What are my chances? Blog. My girlfriend had Herpes type 1 a month ago probably contracted from oral sex, and we’ve always practiced safe sex. What are my chances of contracting genital herpes when there are no symptoms apparent? What would be my chances protected versus unprotected? I am a 20 year old male with no history of any major medical problems, my girlfriend is an 18 year old woman with no history of any medical problems that I know of.

If you’ve had sex only once or twice, and if you used a condom each time, the risk is lower than if you’ve had unprotected sex for a long time. But you could have been infected during any one encounter. To understand how to reduce the risk of transmitting herpes to your partner, it’s useful to start by understanding how herpes actually works. Some evidence suggests that if you have been exposed to HSV 1 (which usually shows itself as cold sores) then attacks of HSV 2 are less severe.

Giving Your Partner Herpes

I’ve read that the statistics of spreading genital herpes while on Valtrex using a condom is 1 but what are the statistics of me going down on her (on Valtrex) obviously unprotected. Being a male yout chances of contracting the virus are less, but I would put a word into her that she needs to do more research on it and learn to become more comfortable with it so that she can talk about it and warn (potential future partners. Do not give oral sex if you have an active cold sore or if you are feeling the prodromal symptoms. An uninfected individual has about a 75 chance of contracting herpes during intimate contact with someone actively shedding virus. I mean is there a chance that he may not have contracted it. I ask because we rarely if ever use condoms anymore, so I would guess that we would both have it. My doctor has told me twice now that I DO NOT have herpes. I am a bicycle racer and shave my legs and buttocks all the way up and he says that and new underwear has irritated my skin.

Q. I just found out that my sexual partner has genital herpes. Try not to jump to conclusions until the two of you have a chance to sit down and talk in depth about the situation. You can get herpes from someone who has sores on his or her lips, skin or genitals. But, most of the time, herpes is spread when someone does not have any signs or symptoms. What about my partner (s) ? Or the time one of my best friends told me over the phone that he had what appeared to be a herpes breakout. By contrast, you have a 1 in 84 chance of dying in a car accident in your lifetime, just to give you some perspective. The bad news is that a shit-ton of people have herpes (including probably myself). Many studies show that the risk of contracting HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) does increase for people who have genital herpes; in fact, it’s estimated that having herpes makes a person 2 to 4 times more susceptible to HIV infection, IF that person is exposed to HIV. I have been diagnosed with herpes simplex 2. I really don’t look forward to being alone, or sexless, for the rest of my life, but I am unwilling to convey the disease to someone that I care for enough to have sex with. Sexual contact poses a risk for transmitting herpes from the time the first symptoms of itching, tingling, or other skin sensations are noticeable, until the area is completely healed. Unsurprisingly, risk was also associated with frequency of sex acts: People having vaginal or anal intercourse more than twice weekly were 77 percent more likely to acquire HSV-2 than people having less sex. If you have touched a herpes sore, be sure to wash your hands with soap and water immediately afterward.

Relationships And Herpes

My doctor told me and a friend who also has H, that its fine to have sex with a partner when herpes symptoms aren’t showing. Yes, if he takes suppressive therapy, you will decrease the chances by 50-80, some studies say. Most Canadians will have at least one type of HSV in their lifetime. Try not to touch the sores and wash your hands often, to lower the chances of passing it to another part of your body. Many couples have had long term relationships with active sex lives without the spread of Herpes simplex virus. For females, the chances of contracting Herpes are slightly higher, but not by much. Now that I have genital herpes, I should never have sex again. (an antiviral drug used to treat herpes) was found to help reduce the risk of transmission. I get a PAP smear, am tested for STDs annually and my results have always been negative, so I don’t have genital herpes. I never contracted herpes while I was with him (I had a blood test after we broke up. Is it too much of a risk to have sex, assuming we use a condom and he isn’t having an outbreak? The information on the internet seems to be all over the map. Herpes, Betrayal, Cervix Mysterys, and HIV risk-Oh my! I’m writing to ask you a bit about my risks of HIV transmission, and to get some clarity about some of the stats out there. How can I reduce my risk of getting herpes? If you are pregnant and have genital herpes, it is even more important for you to go to prenatal care visits. I have had genital herpes since I was a teen-ager. I’m in my 30s now and pregnant with my first child; is my baby at risk? I’m terrified about giving my baby herpes! Our expert says. Since most people have not taken an HSV-2 type specific blood test at least 12-16 weeks after their last sexual partner, they might possibly be carrying and spreading the HSV2 virus without their knowledge, and may display no particular symptoms. After my first out break I have had been diagnosed with a herpetic whitlow on two of my fingers. Please give me some more information to help put my mind to rest. What are the chances that you have passed HSV-1 on to your girlfriend, either orally or genitally? I have had herpes-1 virus with cold sores on my mouth since I was a child. My boyfriend just started getting a cold sore today and he preformed oral sex on me two days ago. is there a high chance he may have spread herpes to my genital area? I have been in contact with cold sores before but I have never had a cold sore. The statistics indicate that it’s possible to get your chances of transmitting HSV-2 down very low. This post will break down herpes transmission rates with the use of varying precautions and other factors. While the test may not have been accurate for me due to my low-risk classification and low index number, he was not as low risk, and a high index number would have been a fairly certain indicator that we both have it. What should I do if my partner has genital herpes? Get tested to find out if you also are infected with the herpes virus. Use condoms correctly and every time you have sex to lower your risk of becoming infected.

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What Is My Chance That I Have Herpes

Only instead of getting a cold sore on my mouth, I get one in my genital area. In fact, the probability of this is reasonably high, given the statistics on HSV. Find out your odds of getting herpes using STD Risk Calculator. What are my chances? Blog. My girlfriend had Herpes type 1 a month ago probably contracted from oral sex, and we’ve always practiced safe sex. What are my chances of contracting genital herpes when there are no symptoms apparent? What would be my chances protected versus unprotected? I am a 20 year old male with no history of any major medical problems, my girlfriend is an 18 year old woman with no history of any medical problems that I know of.

If you’ve had sex only once or twice, and if you used a condom each time, the risk is lower than if you’ve had unprotected sex for a long time. But you could have been infected during any one encounter. To understand how to reduce the risk of transmitting herpes to your partner, it’s useful to start by understanding how herpes actually works. Some evidence suggests that if you have been exposed to HSV 1 (which usually shows itself as cold sores) then attacks of HSV 2 are less severe.

Giving Your Partner Herpes

I’ve read that the statistics of spreading genital herpes while on Valtrex using a condom is 1 but what are the statistics of me going down on her (on Valtrex) obviously unprotected. Being a male yout chances of contracting the virus are less, but I would put a word into her that she needs to do more research on it and learn to become more comfortable with it so that she can talk about it and warn (potential future partners. Do not give oral sex if you have an active cold sore or if you are feeling the prodromal symptoms. An uninfected individual has about a 75 chance of contracting herpes during intimate contact with someone actively shedding virus. I mean is there a chance that he may not have contracted it. I ask because we rarely if ever use condoms anymore, so I would guess that we would both have it. My doctor has told me twice now that I DO NOT have herpes. I am a bicycle racer and shave my legs and buttocks all the way up and he says that and new underwear has irritated my skin.

Q. I just found out that my sexual partner has genital herpes. Try not to jump to conclusions until the two of you have a chance to sit down and talk in depth about the situation. You can get herpes from someone who has sores on his or her lips, skin or genitals. But, most of the time, herpes is spread when someone does not have any signs or symptoms. What about my partner (s) ? Or the time one of my best friends told me over the phone that he had what appeared to be a herpes breakout. By contrast, you have a 1 in 84 chance of dying in a car accident in your lifetime, just to give you some perspective. The bad news is that a shit-ton of people have herpes (including probably myself). Many studies show that the risk of contracting HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) does increase for people who have genital herpes; in fact, it’s estimated that having herpes makes a person 2 to 4 times more susceptible to HIV infection, IF that person is exposed to HIV. I have been diagnosed with herpes simplex 2. I really don’t look forward to being alone, or sexless, for the rest of my life, but I am unwilling to convey the disease to someone that I care for enough to have sex with. Sexual contact poses a risk for transmitting herpes from the time the first symptoms of itching, tingling, or other skin sensations are noticeable, until the area is completely healed. Unsurprisingly, risk was also associated with frequency of sex acts: People having vaginal or anal intercourse more than twice weekly were 77 percent more likely to acquire HSV-2 than people having less sex. If you have touched a herpes sore, be sure to wash your hands with soap and water immediately afterward.

Relationships And Herpes

My doctor told me and a friend who also has H, that its fine to have sex with a partner when herpes symptoms aren’t showing. Yes, if he takes suppressive therapy, you will decrease the chances by 50-80, some studies say. Most Canadians will have at least one type of HSV in their lifetime. Try not to touch the sores and wash your hands often, to lower the chances of passing it to another part of your body. Many couples have had long term relationships with active sex lives without the spread of Herpes simplex virus. For females, the chances of contracting Herpes are slightly higher, but not by much. Now that I have genital herpes, I should never have sex again. (an antiviral drug used to treat herpes) was found to help reduce the risk of transmission. I get a PAP smear, am tested for STDs annually and my results have always been negative, so I don’t have genital herpes. I never contracted herpes while I was with him (I had a blood test after we broke up. Is it too much of a risk to have sex, assuming we use a condom and he isn’t having an outbreak? The information on the internet seems to be all over the map. Herpes, Betrayal, Cervix Mysterys, and HIV risk-Oh my! I’m writing to ask you a bit about my risks of HIV transmission, and to get some clarity about some of the stats out there. How can I reduce my risk of getting herpes? If you are pregnant and have genital herpes, it is even more important for you to go to prenatal care visits. I have had genital herpes since I was a teen-ager. I’m in my 30s now and pregnant with my first child; is my baby at risk? I’m terrified about giving my baby herpes! Our expert says. Since most people have not taken an HSV-2 type specific blood test at least 12-16 weeks after their last sexual partner, they might possibly be carrying and spreading the HSV2 virus without their knowledge, and may display no particular symptoms. After my first out break I have had been diagnosed with a herpetic whitlow on two of my fingers. Please give me some more information to help put my mind to rest. What are the chances that you have passed HSV-1 on to your girlfriend, either orally or genitally? I have had herpes-1 virus with cold sores on my mouth since I was a child. My boyfriend just started getting a cold sore today and he preformed oral sex on me two days ago. is there a high chance he may have spread herpes to my genital area? I have been in contact with cold sores before but I have never had a cold sore. The statistics indicate that it’s possible to get your chances of transmitting HSV-2 down very low. This post will break down herpes transmission rates with the use of varying precautions and other factors. While the test may not have been accurate for me due to my low-risk classification and low index number, he was not as low risk, and a high index number would have been a fairly certain indicator that we both have it. What should I do if my partner has genital herpes? Get tested to find out if you also are infected with the herpes virus. Use condoms correctly and every time you have sex to lower your risk of becoming infected.

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