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How can you contract herpes?

Herpes is spread by direct skin to skin contact! Unlike a flu virus that you can get through the air, herpes spreads by!!! Any Suggestions here?

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  1. Regan Reply:

    How to Contract Herpes Simplex 1. Herpes simplex 1 is a contagious virus that is easily spread from person to person. The Type 1 virus causes cold sores or Source:

  2. Shawn Reply:

    Herpes is contracted through unsafe sex. If you have sex with a person infected with herpes and you don’t use protection, such as a condom, you run the risk of contracting herpes. Always wear a condom!

  3. Yasuko Reply:

    According to the American Social Health Association, 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. has genital herpes and 50 to 80 percent of adults have oral herpes. Here is a short rundown of what herpes is and how it’s contracted. Source:

  4. Somer Reply:

    You can contract genital herpes from any sexual contact with another person who has genital herpes. Also, if a person has active oral herpes (cold sores), and then has oral sex with you, you can then get genital herpes. A person doesn’t nec… Source:

  5. Patrina Reply:

    Herpes is contracted through sexual contact and unprotected sex. If someone is having an outbreak of herpes and you have sex with them, you run the risk of catching it. It is contracted through bodily fluids. Always practice safe sex! Source:

  6. Cherry Reply:

    If i have herpes simplex 1 it is very likely that if i have herpes simpl and i have oral sex likely to contract genital herpes with my boyfreind is he? I was just wondering if

  7. Codi Reply:

    both HSV and HPV are spread by skin to skin contact! If you have had any type of sexual activity including oral sex, anal, rubbing of genitals, and in some rare cases hand to genital contact, you can contract either! In some rare cases you can infect yourself with the herpes virus if you have recently contracted the virus orally and spread it to the genitals! You can catch oral herpes VERY easily and as many as 90% of the population already has it! t is also possible to have either HPV or HSV and have no symptoms at all, so just because your partner does not exhibit lesions or warts you cannot assume lack of viral shedding! There is no cure for herpes, although there are medications to help control the symptoms! Genital warts can be treated, pr your body can clear them in time! Even after treatment you can still spread the virus for some time! There are type specific tests for both of these conditions! You said you may have one or the other! Has it been diagnosed by a doctor and have you had a culture taken?? If not, you cannot assume anything! Most importantly, you cannot assume that your partner has cheated on you! You should have an open and honest discussion before jumping to conclusions!As far as spreading it to your partner! First they should be tested for HSV! Men cannot be tested for HPV without visible symptoms, but women can have tests to help rule it out! If your partner already has the same virus as you, then there is no concern of spreading it! If they do not, you can reduce the chances by taking antivirals for herpes, avoiding sex during outbreaks, and by practicing safter sex practices! There is no 100% way to avoid it other than avoiding all sexual acts!Get those test results and that will really help you to know what is best for you both!

  8. Angelita Reply:

    Answer. Not through a condom but herpes is a skin disease so when your skin is touching there skin where the condom stops yes, yes you can contract herpes.

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