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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?
My boyfriend and I have been seeing each other for about six months and we both have genital herpes from previous relationships. We're confused about the subject of oral sex and touching each other. We both want to give and receive, but we're worried about moving the virus to different parts of each other's bodies. Of course, there is always protection that can be used with oral sex, but both of us would really prefer just going natural.
I’m infected with genital herpes. I used acyclovir to prevent the outbreaks. I know this virus is inside of me and I thought my immune system should fight against it. So I stopped using drugs...and now when the blisters appear, they don't spread on my skin anymore and they heal faster than before. I am a 29-year-old male and I am planning to marry someday and have kids, but I don't want to infect anyone. I am really depressed and feeling like I ruined my whole life. What are my options?
I got herpes 20 years ago, and I’ve been married twice without passing it on. But now I learned that herpes can be contagious even without an outbreak. I haven’t had an outbreak for about two years. Is it possible for me to infect a sexual partner even if I don’t show any symptoms?
I’d like to know if genital herpes outbreak can be controlled with any natural or organic remedies that you know about?
After having sex with me, my partner got bumps on his penis, but I don’t have symptoms...could it be an STD?
A guy I had sex with told me he’d gotten some pimple-like bumps all over his penis. The bumps hurt until he popped them. He also said it hurt to pee. He’s had sex with other people, but he only got the bumps after he had sex with me. We both got tested for STDs and we’re both negative...but I’m concerned. Could something else have caused those bumps?
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 waiting for my test results...but if it turns out that I have herpes, is there something I can do about it? Is there a cure? What is the treatment for herpes?
I think I have herpes and I want to get rid of these bumps. What are the cures for herpes?
Can I get a vaccine against herpes so I don’t have to worry about getting it?