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I was raped and found out later that I have herpes. Can I have sex with my boyfriend without infecting him and are there limits to what we can do sexually? Is there some kind of vaccine he can get so that he doesn’t contract this virus?
I am a male who has never had sex with a female, and about a year ago I had sexual activity with another male. Come to find out, I got genital herpes from it. I have never been tested or taken medication, but I’m pretty sure I’ve had about three herpes outbreaks. I am straight and all of my friends think that there is something wrong with me because I have not had sex yet (with a woman). But now I don’t want to take the risk of having sex with a woman and spreading the disease, especially because everyone knows I’m a virgin. Could I say I got herpes from oral sex? I have no clue what to do!
Is it possible to pass oral herpes to your penis if saliva was used as a lubricant during masturbation?
Are researchers looking for a cure for herpes? If so, how long will people living with herpes need to wait before we see a cure? Do researchers need funds?
I want to get a test for herpes but I don't know what I should look for in a test. What's the best and most accurate way to get tested for herpes simplex virus?
Sometimes after rigorous sex my penis will be raw and have minor abrasions that take a few days to heal. I’ll often have an outbreak of herpes, as well. Is there a topical cream or healing balm I could use after rigorous sex to decrease the likelihood of having a herpes outbreak?
I’m a man with HSV-1 and HSV-2, and I am beginning relationships with women who also have HSV. Are there any devices for giving oral sex to women? I know condoms protect in the reverse scenario.
I know that HSV-1 can be transmitted to the lips or genitals of one’s partner. But is there a risk that the virus could be passed to other body parts, like the breasts or neck during foreplay and intercourse? And, what is the likelihood of spreading oral herpes through kissing if no symptoms are present?
I’m a 21-year-old woman. I'm. About six months ago, I found out that I have genital herpes. The only person I could have contracted it from is my current boyfriend (he’s my first). We’re close and I believe he didn’t know he had the virus, but my family and friends think he must have known. Is it possible that a man might not know he has the herpes virus?
I’ve had genital herpes for three years with few outbreaks. Now I’m 36-weeks pregnant and have an outbreak for the first time in more than a year! Is it possible to have a safe pregnancy and delivery?