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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Should I dump my girlfriend just because she french kissed her female friend who has herpes?
    Long story short: Not so long ago, while Im on vacation out of town, I told my girlfriend to text me some naughty pictures. So she sends me a couple of them, but in one of the pictures she appears french kissing her female friend. This is the least of my worries. My concern arises when I recalled that 3 months ago she told me that her friend had herpes. I believe it is genital type of herpes but I really don't care which one it is. So I immediately went online and researched the whole herpes topic and read everything and anything there is about it. What I would like to know is if this is reason sufficient enough to dump my girlfriend right away and stay away from her by all means. Again, like I said, I don't really care what type of herpes it is, or where it is located, or when did it happened, nor how, nor wheter she had cold sores or not at the time of the kiss. All I want is to be safe and avoid infection. Yes, we can get tested but friend will be friends, I can't control what she does with her friend when Im not around, and I really don't care now. PS we've known each other for 4 months. She has admitted to lesbian sexual conduct in the past too.
    PS I don't mind at all her making out with another girl, and never had for that matter, regardless of whether im in town or not, or wheter i know about it or not. THAT IS NOT THE ISSUE. Im not the possessive/jealous/controlling type of guy. But what I DO MIND is her friend having herpes. And yes, I don't care what you say or how common it is among population, oral to genital or genital to oral contact, yada yada, etc the thing is that her friend HAS IT and yes, IT IS A BIG DEAL! Might not be for some people, but it is for me. I have achieved a lot in this life and I don't want to ruin it all for 15 mins of pleasure.

    • ANSWER:
      Please dump her. Herpes are permanent and if you kiss her, you will get them too.

  2. QUESTION:
    I am 26 yr old black educated female w/no kids, I have a very good head on my shoulders but...?
    I have genital herpes and its hard to find a decent guy that is looking for a relationship. Does anyone have any tips, or may know someone that is interested?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are looking for someone that also has herpes, there are actually dating sites just for people with herpes. Of course, there is a fee.

      I don't know where you live, but there are social groups throughout the country where people with herpes and or hpv can meet each other. We here in Michigan have a big group. Many friendships have formed and many romances have blossomed. We have had several couples get married that met through our group.

      Lastly, having herpes should not limit you to only others with herpes. It is such a small item in the big picture of things. If you meet a man who loves you, herpes should not stand in the way.

      Contact me and I can give you the dating site web addresses and also contact with a social group in your area if there is one. Not all states have one.

      Hugs, JoAnn

      JoAnnGP7@aol.com

  3. 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 ♥

  4. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to ingest the vaginal fluids of a woman?
    Like your gf's cum when your eating her out? Not a perverted question. Just wanna be on the safe side

    • ANSWER:
      First, you are mistaken. It is a perverted action. I hope you want someone to say "Heck no. Don't do that." It is not safe, well, healthy
      to eat a woman or man out. It is not safe to eat vaginal fluids or semen. . Where is your self esteem. Also, there are such things AS AIDS/HIV, SYPHILIS, GONORRHEA. Go on line, type in "pictures of STDs" and look at pictures of female genitalia and male with syphilis, herpes II, gonorrhea and then chow down, chow down if you want to do so. Stay away from me and mine.

      I am speaking as a Christian heterosexual female. I am not married. I have
      children and grandchildren. The thought of their doing that sickens me.

      Get out the warm lotions, the massages, the condoms, the variety, and avoid these things, that would be my preference. (I am not into the other orifice than the vagina either. That is my preference.) Crack out the satin sheets, the
      flowers, the incense, or scents, scented lotions, the candles, the pretty music,
      the pretty beautiful lingerie. Maybe it won't take as long and you can avoid
      the other. I think people have sex so much so early with so many people they get jaded and get into the things you talk about. Why not abstain for a good while and go to the simple finer things of life.

      Safe sex is married sex. It is with someone you respect, care about,
      know to be free of transmittable diseases, and to whom you are committed in a monogamous relationship. Your relationship is discreet, private, committed and dedicated, faithful.
      Someday you will have children. What will you tell them?

  5. QUESTION:
    Why is it that people are not looking at the big picture on the hpv vaccine?
    I am a Texas mom who has a teenage daugther and I have been inside the schools and have listened to these kids. These kids know more about sex than you can imagine. So many have even had sex already. Hello these are seventh graders. Do you honestly believed that they went to mom and dad and ask if it was okay. Get real I didnt go to my parents and tell them that I was getting it on. You say it is all in the raising. It's all in the pressure and how strong these kids are after being torn apart inside. One more thing I lost my virginity to rape where is say no protect that. I have hpv and whether I got from him, my ex-husband and his picks, or the man that I love I will never know because science can not find this virus on men. Plus it can sleep. Due to the fact that I know how cruel the world can be I will vaccinate my daugther for every thing I can to protect her as well as putting on a condom. She knows the I'm not saying it is alright, I am trying to save her life.

    • ANSWER:
      gardisil is best if given before a girl ever has sex. it's to prevent the four strains of hpv that cause herpes and cervical cancer. almost every female will have one strain of hpv before she is thirty, but those strains tend to resolve themselves. its the four strains that cause herpes and cervical cancer that you need to worry about, hence the new vaccine. getting the vaccine in no way encourages your daughter to have sex. get with the program

  6. QUESTION:
    How to tell if i have herpes?
    Please help.
    May 18th I had sex with a guy for the first time, we've known each other for about a month and slept with each other with no condom..yes I know I'm stupid...it happens. It was extremely rough, and we had sex for hours.
    The following Tuesday we had sex again...for maybe 10 minutes but it hurt too bad so we stopped. I then spotted blood on my panties.
    Friday May 25th I went to the dr because I had strep throat and got treated for a UTI, there was a small amount of blood in my urine.
    Today I called the dr told them I still had painful razer blade pain urination. I went in took a blood test, and had a vaginal swab test performed. She said she didn't see anything externally, or internally. My in office labs came back negative (not including blood test). I've researched all herpes issues it could be spotted 2-10 days within contact, he swears he was just tested a month ago (not a blood test) and was negative. All research I have seen says herpes can go unnoticed unless its a blood test. Theres a 10% chance of transferring with no symptoms.
    I have 2 tiny tiny sores on the outside vagina lips (if you were looking at me head on you could see them) , they are white, but easily go away if i wipe my nail across it and then leaves a spot. I googled Vaginal blisters and it looks similiar but it also looks like vaginal herpes pictures I have seen. Advice?
    I also did fall in the bathtub yesterday when bathing my son, and my pants were wet for about an hr before i could change them. I do shave too

    • ANSWER:
      Hi look ur having all the tests and they are coming back negative if ur really concerned seek a referral to a Gynecologist for further investigation Ciao ♥
      _________________________________________________________

      Herpes Transmission
      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 area

      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.

      Once the virus has contact with the mucosal surfaces 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 latent periods, the virus is not transmissible. However, at some point, it often begins to replicate again without causing symptoms (called shedding). During shedding, the virus is again transmissible through bodily fluids and can infect other people. Shedding is an especially insidious stage because there are no sores or symptoms and it possibly accounts for about a third of all HSV-2 infections.

      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
      Treatment.: .Valtrex (valacyclovir) can keep outbreaks to a minimum, a good diet also plays part.
      Check out this website
      http://www.thefacts.com.au
      http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/default.htm
      I hope this answered your question Ciao ♥

  7. QUESTION:
    I have this strange blister on my private area?
    ok, im 16 and im not sexually active at all and i just got this blister on my private area. it just started to get a little puss filled and its sore. im still a virgin so it cant be herpes or an STD. i talked to my dad about it and he has the same thing from time to time. is this a common thing that just goes away? and if so is there any way to treat it?

    • ANSWER:
      PLEASE SEE ADDENDUM AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE. I WAS UNABLE TO EMAIL THE INFO TO YOU FOR SOME REASON!!!
      Hello:
      I need a little more information in order to give you a more accurate answer.
      Where exactly is the blister located? Is it in your hair? Is is on the clitoris? Is it on the lips of the vagina? Top or bottom area?
      I am assuming that you are female based on your picture.
      Possibilities include folliculitis (a small infection of a hair follicle), a small abscess especially with the discharge, a bartholins gland infection/cyst. That is why I need to know exactly where the lesion is located.
      Email me with more information and I can probably pinpoint what you have.
      Hope to hear from you soon.
      Warren Shaffer, M.D

      Addendum:
      Hello again:
      The new info you gave me tells me quite a bit. Now I am almost positive I know what it is.
      It is either one of two things:
      1. an abscess (an infection under the skin, also called a boil). They are extremely painful to the touch and sometime ooze pus. If it is already oozing then you probably wont have to have it cut open to drain it. I would soak the area frequently in really warm water (hot but not hot enough to burn the tissue). Taking an anti-inflammatory medication may help with the pain and inflammation. Something like Ibuprofen (advil, motrin), Naprosyn (aleve). The over the counter advil is 200 mg. You can take three at a time three times a day but make sure you eat with it. It can be harsh on your stomach at those doses, but dont take them if you have stomach problems like ulcers or heartburn. If it continues to enlarge to the point where it hurts to walk, then you will have to have what is called an "incision and drainage" (I&D) and packing the hole with gauze.
      2. A bartholins or vestibular gland infected cyst. These glands are mostly located at the bottom part of the labia minora (the inner lips of your vagina). Again, this may need to be opened and drained too. But try the anti-inflammatory medications as above and hot soaks first. The treatment for both is essentially the same.
      The only other thing it could be is a herpes infection an STD, so if you arent sexually active then herpes is ruled out.
      Hope this helps.
      Warren Shaffer, MD
      By the way your email is not working. That is why I had to edit this and add the information in order to get it to you. You may want to check. It says your email address is not confirmed yet therefore people cannot contact you via email from the yahoo questions/answers site.

  8. QUESTION:
    Is it legal to have a pet monkey in Ohio?

    • ANSWER:
      No
      Here's why:

      So You Want A Pet "Monkey?" Did You Know:

      1. Prosimians, monkeys, apes and humans are all primates. We share many characteristics and we share diseases. As our closest relatives, non-human primates can transmit mild to highly dangerous diseases to their owners, their owners' family and friends. Diseases like the common cold, internal parasites, hepatitis A, tuberculosis and even the often fatal Herpes B virus.

      2. Non-human primate ownership can be regulated at the local, state or national level. Even if legal at the state level, numerous cities and counties have made it against the law to keep pet primates; illegal possession can result in fines and confiscation of the innocent victim, your pet.

      3. To be made into a "pet," baby primates are taken away from their mothers when only hours or days old. Evolved to have continual (24 hr/day) body contact with their moms, infant primates are left to hug towels or stuffed animals. Depression is not restricted to human primates, these infants and mothers typically suffer depression from the forced separation.

      4. Infant females taken away from their mothers' care don't develop the parental skills necessary to raise their own young. A vicious cycle of rejected infants that must be raised by humans in order to physically survive is started.

      5. Primates are social. Under natural conditions they live in social groups and have constant companionship. Now think about the number of minutes per day you spend with other pets such as a dog. Thirty minutes? Two hours? Primates need more, much more. Once the decision has been made to remove the infant primate from its mother's care in order for it to become Your pet, You become its social life. Planning to have a job, go out with friends, see a movie, shop? Continuing to lead your normal life and leaving your pet to spend the majority of its day alone is both unnatural and inhumane.

      6. Given good care and proper nutrition, non-human primates can lead very long lives. Twenty five to 30 years is not unusual for the smaller species while macaques, baboons and spider monkeys can easily reach 40 and apes can live to be 55 years old. A high school senior who buys an infant macaque can get a job, get married, raise a family and become a grandparent before the pet macaque dies of natural causes. Most people are not able to make that type of life-long commitment to a domestic pet yet alone a challenging exotic pet.

      7. Once they reach sexual maturity, non-human primates become more unpredictable and dangerous. Even small primates are deceptively strong and all primates have damaging canines. Gentle one minute, they can inflict severe wounds when suddenly frightened, surprised, confused or frustrated. Owners are often shocked and feel betrayed. Believing they should not risk further aggression, responsible owners typically make the decision to reduce contact with the pet.

      8. Non-human primates that become emotionally bonded to their owners, a trait that pleases and is encouraged by the master, can become jealous and attack visiting family, friends, neighbors, new boy/girlfriend or even the mailman. Owners can be held responsible for resulting medical bills and may be subject to lawsuits. Vacations could be out of the picture; finding a qualified caretaker who is accepted by the pet primate and willing to risk chance of being bitten may prove impossible.

      9. Many small animal veterinarians do not want to accept the risk of injury or disease transmission and will not treat non-human primates. Additionally, few have the training to provide expert care.

      10. Non-human primates are intelligent, curious and active. Unless caged, they can destroy furniture, curtains and any household decorations. They can throw their food around and easily rip off their diapers and soil the house.

      11. Tired of dealing with the array of problems caused by pet primate ownership, most owners end up wanting to get rid of their pet. Lacking infant appeal, adult non-human primates are difficult to place. They may be transferred from inadequate to bad to worse homes, bought by an animal dealer or sent to an animal auction, shot or euthanized. Exotic animal sanctuaries are at capacity, zoos don't have the space for former pets. Rarely is the story ending a happy one.

      12. Baby primates raised to adulthood by humans have not acquired all the necessary social skills to live with others of their own kind. If an owner is able to convince a sanctuary or roadside zoo to take his pet, integrating the imprinted primate into a peer group can be life threatening. Sending inappropriate signals to its new and strange companions, the former pet can be harassed, intimidated, and even attacked. If accepted, ex-pets can nevertheless remain social outcasts, individuals who through no fault of their own are caught between two worlds and can't live successfully in either. Neurotic behavior and depression are common consequences.

      13. You may be the best pet-primate owner in the world, but by purchasing an infant primate, you are perpetuating a business that leads to miserable lives for many of the very animals you profess to adore.

      If you're still interested in owning a primate, please read as many of the articles listed at Monkey Madness as you can, then continue to study up on the subject and talk to people that have experience in the field. Whether you buy a monkey or not you won't regret having studied up on the subject as much as possible before making your decision.

  9. QUESTION:
    would you date someone with gential herpes?
    It is very important that your tell potential partners you have GH GH is very treatable however will it stop you from dating someone you care about?

    • ANSWER:
      People first need to educate themselves before saying no or maybe. People who say "that is nasty" our obviously ignorant people. And if you ever contracted you will see exactly what it is. YES it consider a sexually transmitted disease but, its really a skin condition. Its not as bad as people picture it and believe it or not a lot of people have GH. People that have the condition our discriminated. I am sorry but you DO NOT die of GH. Next time you say "thats nasty" picture yourself having this skin condition and being rejected by someone you truly like and dont say it can't happen to you cause it could happen to ANYONE. I mean ANYONE. Some people contract this because they were either raped or cheated on. So that means that they weren't given a choice. This skin condition doesn't care if you wear condoms, race, age, and whether your a female or male. So, next time sit down and read up on it, educate yourself and be very grateful that the person you are dating tells you they have it. About 60% of people who have it dont tell there partners. At least this person was honest enough to give you the choice. Honestly how many people do this. I wasn't given the choice. And you will definitely find someone who's mature that is willing to accept you and not care that you have that. Because when you love someone for real thats nothing. Thats like a walk in the park.

      *Suzy o- Its not about if you were safe or not like I said in my comments. Some people aren't given the choice. And its very sad. Unfortunately they are either raped or cheated on. And most of the time we believe we are in a commited and monogamous relationship to later find out that you aren't. Sad but true. To sit here and point fingers is not right. =) People are veryyyy quick to judge. Walk in my shoes and then talk..

  10. QUESTION:
    could this possibly be herpes?
    i've had this.. sort of rash i guess.. on my butt and now on upper part of my vagina, lower back, and one spot on my leg. it almost looks like a burn in some places. is this herpes? the only thing i don't understand is that i've never had anyone come in contact with my genital area whatsoever. it makes no sense.

    it kind of looks like the 4th and 6th picture...

    http://end-herpes.com/female-genital-herpes-pictures

    • ANSWER:
      If it's spreading that's definitely a sign that you need to go see a doctor, even if it's something relatively harmless like an allergy. It is really hard to diagnose a rash without seeing it. You need to get an idea of the size, pattern, whether it's raised, etc. Is it painful? Genital herpes are very painful.

      It would be unlikely, although not impossible, for this to be herpes if your genitals haven't been in contact with an infected person.

  11. QUESTION:
    If a female pornstar tells a guy no for a picture, what does it mean for life?

    • ANSWER:
      It means the guy won't get herpes.

  12. QUESTION:
    What monkeys species are banned in Florida?

    • ANSWER:
      All of them.
      Monkeys are illegal as pets in the USA
      Here's why:
      So you want a pet monkey?

      Is it possible for monkeys to receive excellent quality care and enjoy a fulfilling lives as pets? Yes, but realize first that monkeys are complex social/emotional animals that can best be termed as "high-care/high-need", "difficult" pets. Difficulty levels vary between species and individuals, larger monkeys generally being more problematic in some respects and smaller ones in others. In reality, it is unlikely that most people will be the highly motivated, committed caretakers required to provide for a monkey's lifetime needs.

      Did You Know:

      1. Prosimians, monkeys, apes and humans are all primates. We share many characteristics and we share diseases. As our closest relatives, non-human primates can transmit mild to highly dangerous diseases to their owners, their owners' family and friends. Diseases like the common cold, internal parasites, hepatitis A, tuberculosis and even the often fatal Herpes B virus.

      2. Non-human primate ownership can be regulated at the local, state or national level. Even if legal at the state level, numerous cities and counties have made it against the law to keep pet primates; illegal possession can result in fines and confiscation of the innocent victim, your pet.

      3. To be made into a "pet," baby primates are taken away from their mothers when only hours or days old. Evolved to have continual (24 hr/day) body contact with their moms, infant primates are left to hug towels or stuffed animals. Depression is not restricted to human primates, these infants and mothers typically suffer depression from the forced separation.

      4. Infant females taken away from their mothers' care don't develop the parental skills necessary to raise their own young. A vicious cycle of rejected infants that must be raised by humans in order to physically survive is started.

      5. Primates are social. Under natural conditions they live in social groups and have constant companionship. Now think about the number of minutes per day you spend with other pets such as a dog. Thirty minutes? Two hours? Primates need more, much more. Once the decision has been made to remove the infant primate from its mother's care in order for it to become Your pet, You become its social life. Planning to have a job, go out with friends, see a movie, shop? Continuing to lead your normal life and leaving your pet to spend the majority of its day alone is both unnatural and inhumane.

      6. Given good care and proper nutrition, non-human primates can lead very long lives. Twenty five to 30 years is not unusual for the smaller species while macaques, baboons and spider monkeys can easily reach 40 and apes can live to be 55 years old. A high school senior who buys an infant macaque can get a job, get married, raise a family and become a grandparent before the pet macaque dies of natural causes. Most people are not able to make that type of life-long commitment to a domestic pet yet alone a challenging exotic pet.

      7. Once they reach sexual maturity, non-human primates become more unpredictable and dangerous. Even small primates are deceptively strong and all primates have damaging canines. Gentle one minute, they can inflict severe wounds when suddenly frightened, surprised, confused or frustrated. Owners are often shocked and feel betrayed. Believing they should not risk further aggression, responsible owners typically make the decision to reduce contact with the pet.

      8. Non-human primates that become emotionally bonded to their owners, a trait that pleases and is encouraged by the master, can become jealous and attack visiting family, friends, neighbors, new boy/girlfriend or even the mailman. Owners can be held responsible for resulting medical bills and may be subject to lawsuits. Vacations could be out of the picture; finding a qualified caretaker who is accepted by the pet primate and willing to risk chance of being bitten may prove impossible.

      9. Many small animal veterinarians do not want to accept the risk of injury or disease transmission and will not treat non-human primates. Additionally, few have the training to provide expert care.

      10. Non-human primates are intelligent, curious and active. Unless caged, they can destroy furniture, curtains and any household decorations. They can throw their food around and easily rip off their diapers and soil the house.

      11. Tired of dealing with the array of problems caused by pet primate ownership, most owners end up wanting to get rid of their pet. Lacking infant appeal, adult non-human primates are difficult to place. They may be transferred from inadequate to bad to worse homes, bought by an animal dealer or sent to an animal auction, shot or euthanized. Exotic animal sanctuaries are at capacity, zoos don't have the space for former pets. Rarely is the story ending a happy one.

      12. Baby primates raised to adulthood by humans have not acquired all the necessary social skills to live with others of their own kind. If an owner is able to convince a sanctuary or roadside zoo to take his pet, integrating the imprinted primate into a peer group can be life threatening. Sending inappropriate signals to its new and strange companions, the former pet can be harassed, intimidated, and even attacked. If accepted, ex-pets can nevertheless remain social outcasts, individuals who through no fault of their own are caught between two worlds and can't live successfully in either. Neurotic behavior and depression are common consequences.

      13. You may be the best pet-primate owner in the world, but by purchasing an infant primate, you are perpetuating a business that leads to miserable lives for many of the very animals you profess to adore.

  13. QUESTION:
    herpese.. is it possible?
    i've had this.. sort of rash i guess.. on my butt and now on upper part of my vagina, lower back, and one spot on my leg. it almost looks like a burn in some places. is this herpes? the only thing i don't understand is that i've never had anyone come in contact with my genital area whatsoever. it makes no sense.

    it kind of looks like the 4th and 6th picture... http://end-herpes.com/female-genital-herpes-pictures

    • ANSWER:
      No, If you haven't had any contact with other people it's not herpes. Plus herpes generally wouldn't be on the upper back and leg. It could be a myriad of other weird things though. Get it checked

  14. QUESTION:
    what does herpes look like are they like cold sores on your privates?

    i dont have any sores there I was just wondering after reading some of the questions

    • ANSWER:
      I have never seen herpes, but I did find this site for you that shows pictures of males/females with herpes for reference. Good Luck...

  15. QUESTION:
    can i make my period go away faster?
    i have a swim meet tomorrow and i have had my period for months but i didn't need a tampon but now i do.I just got my period. i am thirteen and i can't and don't know how to use one. can i make it go away faster?

    • ANSWER:
      1. No. You are stuck with your period until IT chooses to end. Believe me I wish there was a way to stop it without having to go on birth control. I'm 29 and have been looking for a way other than chemical contraception to stop or speed up my period since the day I got it.

      Look at it this way... I got my period when I was 12. I've had it each and every month since I was 12. I've had my period over 204 times... So I have experience here!
      (◕ ,‿,◕)
      There is NOTHING to be afraid of or embarrassed about. Females have had their period for thousands upon thousands of years.

      2. There is nothing to be afraid of when it comes to tampons. Just go to the store, (a grocery store, walgreens, target, even a 7-11!) and get a box of "Light Flow" tampons with PLASTIC applicators. There are many sizes and "Light Flow" or "Regular" are the way to start out.

      You should get the plastic applicator because it usually has a ridge on it, making it look like an injection needle used in medicine, for you to grab on to so you don't have to worry about not being able to get traction on the applicator...

      This is a picture of a plastic applicator tampon like I am talking about... This one is Kotex Brand: http://instoresnow.walmart.com/uploadedImages/In_Stores_Now/Free_Samples/1885_prod150_kc_tampon.gif

      The cardboard kinds are sometimes just a smooth tube that you can't get a good hold of to push the cotton part in to you so if you are frustrated, nervous, or in a hurry, they can be hard to work with.

      Here is an example of what I am talking about:
      CVS/pharmacy Plastic Tampons Regular Absorbency Unscented
      http://www.cvs.com/CVSApp/catalog/shop_product_detail.jsp?filterBy=&skuId=692424&productId=692424&navAction=jump&navCount=3

      CVS Tampons Light Absorbency Plastic Applicator Unscented
      http://www.cvs.com/CVSApp/catalog/shop_product_detail.jsp?filterBy=&skuId=430151&productId=430151&navAction=jump&navCount=3

      Tampax: Which Tampon is Right for YOU?
      http://www.tampax.com/App_Themes/themeTampax/pdfs/en-US/product/comparison_chart.pdf
      A chart of the differences between products.

      Wikipedia: Tampons:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tampons

      Don't be embarrassed... Remember... The person checking you out at the store has seen people going in to buy Herpes Medication, Vaginal Infection Creams by the cart-load, hemorrhoid creams, Crab-Shampoo...

      Tampons are the most TAME and least embarrassing thing you can buy there!

      They are SUPER easy to use... If you go out tonight and get a package, you can "Practice" before the meet...

      Here are some links to guides to using a tampon for the first time.

      A Guide to Using Your First Tampon
      http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/tampon.html

      They state what I said above quite well:
      "If the tampon is inserted correctly, you should not feel it. If you feel uncomfortable in any way, you may have inserted the tampon incorrectly or the tampon may not be placed far enough into the vagina. If this happens, just remove the tampon and start again with a new tampon. Remember that practice makes perfect. If you don't get it on the first try, your second try will most likely be successful. Instead of getting frustrated and giving up, relax and try again!"

      I googled "how do you insert a tampon" and they came up with hundreds of legitimate sites and even instructional videos on youtube to help you out...

      Google Search: http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=how+do+you+insert+a+tampon&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

      Just make sure that you remove and/or change the tampon after your meet. If you stay in the pool (or bathtub) for a long time, the string can wick water in to the tampon so you need to change it right after the swim meet to keep bacteria from getting up there.

      YOU WILL NOT DIE FROM USING A TAMPON!

      You get toxic shock syndrome from leaving a tampon in for 12 hours or going swimming and not changing it for hours and hours... Have people died from TSS? Yes... Is it in any way "Common"? NO! Don't listen to the retards that tell you tampons are deadly... They are REALLY stupid.

  16. QUESTION:
    Can I get a pet chimp? Is it legal?
    I think it would be cool to have a chimp

    • ANSWER:
      This article pertains to chimps too. Please volunteer at a zoo and learn the realities of caged wildlife.
      Thank you.

      So you want a pet monkey?

      Is it possible for monkeys to receive excellent quality care and enjoy a fulfilling lives as pets? Yes, but realize first that monkeys are complex social/emotional animals that can best be termed as "high-care/high-need", "difficult" pets. Difficulty levels vary between species and individuals, larger monkeys generally being more problematic in some respects and smaller ones in others. In reality, it is unlikely that most people will be the highly motivated, committed caretakers required to provide for a monkey's lifetime needs.

      Did You Know:

      1. Prosimians, monkeys, apes and humans are all primates. We share many characteristics and we share diseases. As our closest relatives, non-human primates can transmit mild to highly dangerous diseases to their owners, their owners' family and friends. Diseases like the common cold, internal parasites, hepatitis A, tuberculosis and even the often fatal Herpes B virus.

      2. Non-human primate ownership can be regulated at the local, state or national level. Even if legal at the state level, numerous cities and counties have made it against the law to keep pet primates; illegal possession can result in fines and confiscation of the innocent victim, your pet.

      3. To be made into a "pet," baby primates are taken away from their mothers when only hours or days old. Evolved to have continual (24 hr/day) body contact with their moms, infant primates are left to hug towels or stuffed animals. Depression is not restricted to human primates, these infants and mothers typically suffer depression from the forced separation.

      4. Infant females taken away from their mothers' care don't develop the parental skills necessary to raise their own young. A vicious cycle of rejected infants that must be raised by humans in order to physically survive is started.

      5. Primates are social. Under natural conditions they live in social groups and have constant companionship. Now think about the number of minutes per day you spend with other pets such as a dog. Thirty minutes? Two hours? Primates need more, much more. Once the decision has been made to remove the infant primate from its mother's care in order for it to become Your pet, You become its social life. Planning to have a job, go out with friends, see a movie, shop? Continuing to lead your normal life and leaving your pet to spend the majority of its day alone is both unnatural and inhumane.

      6. Given good care and proper nutrition, non-human primates can lead very long lives. Twenty five to 30 years is not unusual for the smaller species while macaques, baboons and spider monkeys can easily reach 40 and apes can live to be 55 years old. A high school senior who buys an infant macaque can get a job, get married, raise a family and become a grandparent before the pet macaque dies of natural causes. Most people are not able to make that type of life-long commitment to a domestic pet yet alone a challenging exotic pet.

      7. Once they reach sexual maturity, non-human primates become more unpredictable and dangerous. Even small primates are deceptively strong and all primates have damaging canines. Gentle one minute, they can inflict severe wounds when suddenly frightened, surprised, confused or frustrated. Owners are often shocked and feel betrayed. Believing they should not risk further aggression, responsible owners typically make the decision to reduce contact with the pet.

      8. Non-human primates that become emotionally bonded to their owners, a trait that pleases and is encouraged by the master, can become jealous and attack visiting family, friends, neighbors, new boy/girlfriend or even the mailman. Owners can be held responsible for resulting medical bills and may be subject to lawsuits. Vacations could be out of the picture; finding a qualified caretaker who is accepted by the pet primate and willing to risk chance of being bitten may prove impossible.

      9. Many small animal veterinarians do not want to accept the risk of injury or disease transmission and will not treat non-human primates. Additionally, few have the training to provide expert care.

      10. Non-human primates are intelligent, curious and active. Unless caged, they can destroy furniture, curtains and any household decorations. They can throw their food around and easily rip off their diapers and soil the house.

      11. Tired of dealing with the array of problems caused by pet primate ownership, most owners end up wanting to get rid of their pet. Lacking infant appeal, adult non-human primates are difficult to place. They may be transferred from inadequate to bad to worse homes, bought by an animal dealer or sent to an animal auction, shot or euthanized. Exotic animal sanctuaries are at capacity, zoos don't have the space for former pets. Rarely is the story ending a happy one.

      12. Baby primates raised to adulthood by humans have not acquired all the necessary social skills to live with others of their own kind. If an owner is able to convince a sanctuary or roadside zoo to take his pet, integrating the imprinted primate into a peer group can be life threatening. Sending inappropriate signals to its new and strange companions, the former pet can be harassed, intimidated, and even attacked. If accepted, ex-pets can nevertheless remain social outcasts, individuals who through no fault of their own are caught between two worlds and can't live successfully in either. Neurotic behavior and depression are common consequences.

      13. You may be the best pet-primate owner in the world, but by purchasing an infant primate, you are perpetuating a business that leads to miserable lives for many of the very animals you profess to adore.

  17. QUESTION:
    Can HPV be mistaken for Herpes?
    I know that there is something going on in my Vagina. I have these gross crazy bumps and I went to the female doctor to get them checked out. She didn't do anything except look at them and send me to a blood test. Is is possible that she could have been mistaken and that its not herpes but HPV?

    I also have this weird rash that is forming on my neck? can they be the same thing?

    • ANSWER:
      The blood test will be more definitive because you were likely tested for both. Google pictures of herpes and HPV warts and see if what you have matches anything on there. Or wait until you get your results back. I'm not sure about the rash on your neck...

  18. QUESTION:
    what does a herpes feels like when it's down by ur vagina? does it feel like a bump or what?

    • ANSWER:
      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.

      If you have an outbreak, you can see a lump. Pictures of lesions can be found here (but be warned, they are graphic, and most outbreaks are not this severe):
      http://www.herpes-coldsores-treatment-
      pictures.com/female_herpes.htm
      http://www.herpes-pics.com/pictures_of_genital_herpes.htm
      http://www.herpes-coldsores.com/std/herpes_pictures.htm

  19. QUESTION:
    Herpes Pictures?
    Where can I find pictures of what herpes looks like on a female vagina??
    What does it look like...how could a person who recieved oral sex from another person with a cold sore determine if it is a cold sore or if it is herpes?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.freedomantiviral.com/herpes_pictures/herpes_pictures.htm

  20. QUESTION:
    Why did Chris Brown get so angry? Is he sick of females?

    • ANSWER:
      I read that Rihana gave him herpes, The they broke up a few weeks before the awards show. Rihanna wanted him back, but Chris didn't want to get back with her.

      But the managers wanted them to ride together to the show and act like they were still dating for the pictures. Chris agreed to do it. While they were driving, Rihanna started acting like they were still dating for real. I also heard that Chris picked up another girl that he was seeing to piss Rihanna off. I heard she got real jealous and started hitting Chris while he was driving, then he pulled over and hit her. I also heard that Rihanna had always been hitting Chris before this incidence.

      So it all makes since. If Rihanna did give Chris herpes, then I can see why Chris would not want to get back with her.And I can see why Rihanna was mad and hurt.

  21. QUESTION:
    What do herpes look like?
    Could you send me a picture of what they look like...im not sure

    • ANSWER:
      Here

      http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.xherpes.com/images/genital_herpes_recurrant.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.xherpes.com/herpespictures-female.php&usg=__GHmVzr3tLlCct1eV9fjHPwj2u5Q=&h=331&w=400&sz=45&hl=en&start=9&tbnid=OTWEnvqAWIkeoM:&tbnh=103&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dgenital%2Bherpes%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DG

  22. QUESTION:
    is this a common wart or genital warts?
    to start off im a female, and i noticed that i had this small wart on the lip of my vagina, i started looking at pictures but it doesnt look like a genital wart and reading information and it stated that its painless but mines kinda hurts and it also stated that it could be something else like a common wart, i've alot of ingrown hairs.could it just be one of those

    • ANSWER:
      this is not wart - not genital and not common (common warts do not appear in genital area)

      anyway better go to doctor!
      but i think it is some ingrown hair OR it can be some sign of HSV virus - herpes!

  23. QUESTION:
    Is this herpes ??!?!??!?! **picture !!!!?
    Is this a cold sore / herpes on my mouth ? ? ? ?

    i took pictures off my MacBook since my camera is broken so it might be hard to see. . .

    they are all in an album

    http://s192.photobucket.com/albums/z45/allisonrebeccanew/allison/

    Also: ive had the sore for about a week and a half.

    If its not a cold sore, what could it be and how can i get rid of it ?

    Ive been putting cold sore cream on it either way . . .

    • ANSWER:
      Hi well a trip to your local Doctor together with some effective cream will help BUT looks like u have joined the approx 75% of population who suffer from HSV1 Oral herpes 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 ,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 ♥

  24. QUESTION:
    I think I have herpes?
    I have an itchy rash with bumps. I've had sex twice once two years ago and again last year around September I didn't have the bumps and itchy ness until I started fingering myself help???? I have an appointment for the gyno but is it herpes??

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like it's just razor burn. Do you shave down there?
      I get little red itchy bumps sometimes after shaving.

      If symptoms do occur, they will usually appear 2 to 7 days after exposure and last 2 to 4 weeks. Both men and women may have one or more symptoms, including:

      * Itching or tingling sensations in the genital or anal area;
      * small fluid-filled blisters that burst leaving small painful sores
      * pain when passing urine over the open sores (especially in women);
      * headaches;
      * backache;
      * flu-like symptoms.

      Here is what Herpes usually looks like:
      http://genitalherpespicturesite.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/female-genital-herpes-pictures.jpg

  25. QUESTION:
    Is this herpes or some kind of something I have?
    Ok,so one day I Realize that there is like these white bubbles on my penis and think it may be herpes. I read a few articles about herpes and saw pictures that looks somewhat like what I have. The articles also said about an Herpes outbreak but that never happened to me. But I have this rare skin condition where my skin gets really dry and itchy.Can it be herpes? And can herpes or whatever it is be transferrable? Please answer and be please put it in a gentle way because I am only 14 years old.

    • 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 ♥

  26. QUESTION:
    PLEASE help. I only want your answer if you HONESTLY know what you're talking about. Do I have genital herpes?
    Since last April, my boyfriend and I had only messed around until I finally gave my virginity to him in January. If I fail to clean myself well after we have sex, I almost always find that a urinary tract infection is the result the next day. I've had one for quite a while now, but that isn't the problem I need help with at the moment. (I digress.) On Friday, we had sex in his car, which resulted in a terrible tear at the bottom of the opening of my vagina. I realize that a certain position we were in caused this, so I don't need advice regarding how to avoid tearing. The tear almost reaches my anus, which is extremely sore as well. (Yucky, I know.) It is much worse than any tear I've had before and has yet to heal properly. In fact, it has barely healed at all. It is excruciatingly painful when I use the bathroom, sit certain ways, or bend over. On Sunday, I realized that the tear wasn't the only cause of the pain I was experiencing down there. Using a hand mirror, I took a look and discovered that I have red, painful bumps around my vagina. They are not clustered together, but spread apart, and they are each about the size of a large pimple. However, they are NOT pimples, I DO NOT have razor burn, and THIS IS NOT A YEAST INFECTION. I don't want to hear anything about the possibility of any of those things! My body has been covered in acne since I was very young, so I am very familiar with what a pimple looks and feels like. I haven't shaved in that area recently; I've only trimmed. I've developed a yeast infection before, and this is entirely different. My vagina is also secreting a thick, yellow, odorless discharge. (Again, I promise that this is not a yeast infection.) I only noticed 2 bumps on Sunday, but there are about 4 or 5 now and have nearly doubled in size. (Still, they are no larger than a big zit.) The bumps are located on my labia minora and cause even more pain when I touch them or pee than the tear does. They cause no itching at all. I looked up pictures of sores and breakouts that appear as symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases, and the only images that looked somewhat like what I have were those of genital herpes. However, no picture was completely accurate, so I can't be sure. My boyfriend has had multiple sexual partners, both male and female, and I know for a fact that two of the girls were.. well, whores. Anyway, I've never experienced a 'breakout' like this before, and I'm growing increasingly concerned about my and my boyfriend's health. Do you think that I have genital herpes? If not, what does it sound like to you?

    Also, I'll be having a check-up on Thursday and plan to mention this problem to my doctor. If it is confirmed that I have an STD, is there any reason that the parent I live with has to know? My mom - who I do not live with - will be taking me to the doctor and would not be upset with me if I had something. She would also pay for medication for me and keep it a secret. Could I request that my medication be confidential between me, my mom, and my doctor if I have something? :(
    I failed to mention that I have two very prominent, painful lumps on each side of my groin. Both are located under the skin, are even with each other, and feel as though they have smaller raised areas around them. They hurt when I press on them, walk, or move certain ways, and they feel almost exactly like aching muscles. After researching a little bit, I am assuming that they are swollen lymph nodes. They appeared and began to hurt at the same time as the bumps around my vagina.

    • ANSWER:
      yeah i guarantee you 100% do have it - not in a rude joking way either. In all seriousness, id just about bet my life on it.

  27. QUESTION:
    Are there any single females with herpes in the Los Angeles area who want to talk?
    If so, email me at i-magin@lycos.com A brief description of yourself would be nice, a picture if you choose and put 'yahoo answers' in the subject line (b/c I get a lot of spam).

    Please no hate mail or badgering on the answer page, I'm just trying to live my life with integrity and be honest and up front about my condition.

    About me, I'm 27 yrs. old, I am a college grad currently taking grad courses and work full time too. I consider myself a down to earth, laid back guy who lives his life to the fullest. I don't do drugs, drink occasionally and like to watch live music, doing outdoor activities and watching movies. Please be sane and unattached. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      LA HELP is a good place to start http://www.lahelp.org/ They're a herpes support organization.

      Also, if you want to find social resources, you can call the county health department's STD hotline 1.800.758.0880. Call between 9 and 5, and you can get a live person on the line to help you.

  28. QUESTION:
    genital herpes what do they look and feel like?

    • ANSWER:
      I posted a website below that will give you pictures of a female with genital herpes. hope this helps

  29. QUESTION:
    tell me about herpes, a skin desease thru air. Is it harmless? Can you show me pictures of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Herpes is not a skin disease, you can't catch it through air.
      Herpes is caused by a virus, either Herpes Simplex 1(HSV1) or Herpes Simplex 2 (HSV2). (These viruses belong to a family of viruses that include Epstein-Barr – which causes mono – and varicella zoster – which causes chicken pox and shingles.) It is currently estimated that 50 – 80% of North American adults have HSV1, and 20% have HSV2.

      After contact, some people will have no symptoms for months or even years, but usually, symptoms occur 10 days -2 weeks after exposure. An infected person will probably notice a sensitive, slightly swollen, sore area that feels hot to touch, itchy, and it tingles and throbs. This is called the prodronal stage. Then, an irregular-shaped lesion appears, very sore, red and ugly. The surface of this lesion sloughs off leaving a wet oozy sore. The liquid from this sore is loaded with the HSV. And is very contagious. The lesion will be present for a week to 12 days, and will gradually heal over, leaving no scar.

      The virus has retreated down a nerve path and is stored in the spinal cord where it can be reactivated any time. Some people learn what will trigger another outbreak - sunshine, certain foods, (tomatoes, chocolate, pineapple) stress or a fever, (that is why some folks call them "fever blisters".) The first outbreak is usually the most severe. It can cause headaches, nausea and general malaise. After that the outbreaks usually lessen in severity and frequency.

      Some people will have a couple of outbreaks a year, but some women have an outbreak with the onset of every menstrual period, lasting up to two weeks, so they spend ½ their lives with cold sores.

      Other people are infected, carry the virus and never have an outbreak, but they can spread the virus by shedding (more later).

      Herpes 1 is usually cold sores on the mouth, commonly spread by kissing.

      Herpes 2 is usually on the genitals of either males or females. This is spread by nude genital contact with an infected partner. But here is the rub…. If you have a cold sore on your mouth and you "go down on" your partner, your lip virus can infect their genitals. And if partner has genital herpes and you "go down on" them, you can get Herpes 2 on your mouth.

      You do not get Herpes from toilet seats or door knobs, towels or bath tubs.

      Diagnosis is by smear and culture, done by your doctor or Sexual Health Clinic when you have an active lesion. There is also a blood test which is quite accurate.

      There is no cure, you have it for life, but there is treatment for oral herpes, an oral medication which you take when you become aware of the prodronal symptoms. This may lessen and shorten the outbreak. For severe cases, the medication is taken every day to prevent an outbreak. This is very expensive and may not be covered by your drug plan.
      Please go to thses sites to learn more
      http://www.talksexwithsue.com/herpes.html
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herpes
      http://www.herpeshelp.com/?rotation=12437409&banner=25520680

  30. QUESTION:
    i have a question concerning whether i have an std or not. Details are below.?
    okay so i had dry sex with this guy and we were both naked and we didn't use protection at all. after that down there was really irritated and i thought i had a yeast infection so i just put cream on it. that did the trick and i was fine up until i got irritated again. i thought i had a pimple so i looked and it didn't look like one. it's about twice the size of a normal pimple and it's black. could this possibly genital herpes. and if it is please tell me how i can get checked out without my parents ever knowing. i live in the state of utah if that helps. i'm in enough trouble than what i all ready am and i don't need to go and be telling my parents that i had dry sex and now i think i have an std. that is the last thing they would want to hear come out of my mouth at the moment. PLEASE I NEED HELP! i mine as well just die if i do have one or my parents find out! i'm really light headed right now and i think i'm going to faint!

    • ANSWER:
      go to this it shows pictures of what herpes looks like grmlbrowser.com/mini-sites/w/what-does-herpes-look-like.asp

      In your search box just type in "what does genital herpes look like"

      Genital Herpes - CDC Fact Sheet

      Question: I have a small black lump on my clitoris. It almost looks like a hair is growing out of it. It doesn't hurt but bothers me only by the fact that it is there. Any answers on what it could be?

      Answer: I am not a doctor so I can only provide general information not a medical diagnosis.

      The non-mucous tissues of the clitoris, the outer layer of the hood and the tissue that conceals the body of the clitoris, is like skin elsewhere on your body and may have moles and hair follicles present. If you have a dark complexion or dark colored moles on other areas of your body this could be normal for you.

      If this is a new growth or you do not have dark colored moles on the remainder of your body then you should consult a doctor. If this dark colored bump is located on the mucous membranes, the clitoral glans and the under side of the clitoral hood you should also consult a doctor, as regardless of race or skin color mucous membranes are always of a pink or red in color; the inside of the mouth and inner surfaces of the vulva are mucous membranes.

      Here is a link to information about moles:

      http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/moles.htm

      Question

      I'm 19 years old and I have recently noticed a smallish bump on one of the outside lips of my vagina. I'm sexually active, but only with one partner, and we both have been checked for STD's and we are both clear. The bump has been there for almost two weeks; at first I couldn't see it, just felt it, but now I can see it, it is almost purplish/brownish in colour. It doesn't hurt. I know you can't diagnose me, but I'm worried and would just like to know something general about what is wrong?

      Answer

      You are correct that it is hard to diagnose without seeing it. It could be a genital wart or a little irritation or infection at a hair follicle. If it does not go away over the next few weeks, you should have it checked out

      What is genital herpes?
      How common is genital herpes?
      How do people get genital herpes?
      What are the signs and symptoms of genital herpes?
      What are the complications of genital herpes?
      How is genital herpes diagnosed?
      Is there a treatment for herpes?
      How can herpes be prevented?
      Where can I get more information?

      Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2). Most genital herpes is caused by HSV-2. Most individuals have no or only minimal signs or symptoms from HSV-1 or HSV-2 infection. 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.

      Results of a nationally representative study show that genital herpes infection is common in the United States. Nationwide, at least 45 million people ages 12 and older, or one out of five adolescents and adults, have had genital HSV infection. Between the late 1970s and the early 1990s, the number of Americans with genital herpes infection increased 30 percent.

      Genital HSV-2 infection is more common in women (approximately one out of four women) than in men (almost one out of five). This may be due to male-to-female transmissions being more likely than female-to-male transmission.

      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.

      Most people infected with HSV-2 are not aware of their infection. However, if signs and symptoms occur during the first outbreak, they can be quite pronounced. The first outbreak usually occurs within two weeks after the virus is transmitted, and the sores typically heal within two to four weeks. Other signs and symptoms during the primary episode may include a second crop of sores, and flu-like symptoms, including fever and swollen glands. However, most individuals with HSV-2 infection may never have sores, or they may have very mild signs that they do not even notice or that they mistake for insect bites or another skin condition.

      Most people diagnosed with a first episode of genital herpes can expect to have several (typically four or five) outbreaks (symptomatic recurrences) within a year. Over time these recurrences usually decrease in frequency.

      Genital herpes can cause recurrent painful genital sores in many adults, and herpes infection can be severe in people with suppressed immune systems. Regardless of severity of symptoms, genital herpes frequently causes psychological distress in people who know they are infected.

      In addition, genital HSV can cause potentially fatal infections in babies. It is important that women avoid contracting herpes during pregnancy because a first episode during pregnancy causes a greater risk of transmission to the baby. If a woman has active genital herpes at delivery, a cesarean delivery is usually performed. Fortunately, infection of a baby from a woman with herpes infection is rare.

      Herpes may play a role in the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Herpes can make people more susceptible to HIV infection, and it can make HIV-infected individuals more infectious.

      The signs and symptoms associated with HSV-2 can vary greatly. Health care providers can diagnose genital herpes by visual inspection if the outbreak is typical, and by taking a sample from the sore(s) and testing it in a laboratory. HSV infections can be difficult to diagnose between outbreaks. Blood tests, which detect HSV-1 or HSV-2 infection, may be helpful, although the results are not always clear-cut.

      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.

      The surest way to avoid transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, including genital herpes, is to abstain from sexual contact, or to be in a long-term mutually monogamous relationship with a partner who has been tested and is known to be uninfected.

      Genital ulcer diseases can occur in both male and female genital areas that are covered or protected by a latex condom, as well as in areas that are not covered. Correct and consistent use of latex condoms can reduce the risk of genital herpes only when the infected area or site of potential exposure is protected. Since a condom may not cover all infected areas, even correct and consistent use of latex condoms cannot guarantee protection from genital herpes.

      Persons with herpes should abstain from sexual activity with uninfected partners when lesions or other symptoms of herpes are present. It is important to know that even if a person does not have any symptoms he or she can still infect sex partners. Sex partners of infected persons should be advised that they may become infected. Sex partners can seek testing to determine if they are infected with HSV. A positive HSV-2 blood test most likely indicates a genital herpes infection.

  31. QUESTION:
    Do I have grounds to sue for malpractice?
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    History......26 year old female. Diagnosed with herpes from an ex boyfriend who knew he had it and didn't tell me....what a dick.....but it is what it is. Had one sore 5 years ago took valtrex for 2 years nothing since. I am happily married for 3 years with a very understanding hubby ...same partner for 4 years.......life was good.....until a week ago.

    I was in the shower washing my genital region....and on my inner right butt cheek (crack) to the right of my peronium area I feel this large flat nearly perfect circle lesion which in the mirror appears mostly smooth flesh colored with a dark ring and the lesion is slightly raised.

    I went to my obgyn and the dr was booked so I had to see the nurse practitioner. She said that to her it looked like a genital wart.......great. So she gave me a script for this aldara cream that u put on 3 times per week and told me if it is still there when I come back for my annual she will zap it off with some acid. Ummm..ok.

    So anyways after the third application I suddenly had my first outbreak of herpes...in 5 years. I had one sore for my first outbreak on my vulva...took valtrex for 2 years to suppress the herpes and have had no issues.......then I put this cream and bam! What my nurse practitioner didn't tell me is that this cream can awaken dormant herpes....great.....

    So I went back to see the actual dr at the obeys today about it because the herpes has like 3 sores and it really hurts. So she got me back on the valtrex and told me to stop using the cream and proceeded to examine this so called wart. She said to her that it does not appear to be a wart.....but something else...possibly a precancerous lesion or who knows what. So...in two weeks after my herpes flare subsides...I go back for a gluteal punch biopsy on this lesion. Doc said its approx 3 cm...and she can see how the nurse practitioner thought it might be a wart because it's no perfectly flat.....but she wants to get it biopsied.

    My husband nor I have cheated on each other......and both understand if it's hpv...we will deal with it...but if the doc doesn't think this is a wart..what else could it be? Any ideas? I have to wait 2 weeks to get the biopsy and it's gonna be a long wait..even longer waiting for the results. I'm so worried and what are the chances this is something life threatening?? She said if its something precancerous they can do a wide excision and remove it...but...she looks concerned....... This is such a nightmare. It's bad enough I never got a choice to get herpes by an asshole who admittedly knew he had it after I got a sore 5 years ago......then I hurt my back 3 years ago gains a crap ton of weight as a result..finally quit smoking cigarettes this past January and finally finished physical therapy for my back and I am now taking kick boxing to lose weight and I love it...and now this happens....I feel like such an emotional mess right now....

    If the biopsy comes back as something other than a genital wart as the doctor suspects.......and the nurse practitioner prescribed me a medication for genital warts that is known to outbreak dormant herpes ....and did not even offer to put me on suppressive therapy and now my herpes will be worse for life....will I have grounds for a lawsuit?

    Herpes is rarely ever worse than the first outbreak. I had one sore for my first outbreak....and spent so much time on suppressive therapy so I could lead an overall normal life.....herpes maps in the nerves so if it ever comes back it comes back usually to the same spot.....now I have 3 sores...and it will likely come back to those 3 spots....so in a way this nurse practitioner contributed to making a disease that I have to carry fr the rest of my life even worse.....I even experienced cold chills....flu like symptoms...aches in my neck and head......never even had that with my first outbreak years ago.
    7 minutes ago - 1 week left to answer.
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    Nor did the nurse practitioner warn me that this cream used to treat the then supposed wart could outbreak my herpes. The lesion is way bigger than any wart....it looks nothing like a wart. I have pictures. The doctor did say she could see how the nurse practitioner could have mistook it for a wart but in my opinion if the nurse practitioner wasn't completely sure of the diagnosis.....she should have had the doctor look at it...and now she's caused me worse problems to deal with the rest of my life. I can't even go to the gym right now because of the severity of this outbreak being painful to walk.
    4 minutes ago

    • ANSWER:
      The only way you will know if you have a malpractice would be to contact a malpractice attorney. Get all your records to present . I don’t see that the case would be strong enough for anyone to take it on contingent of a win…but again get the recommendation of a good malpractice attorney.
      Aldara can weaken the immune system. I can see that it could contribute to a herpes outbreak. Aldara is a good treatment for the virus. It helps the body fight the virus. Most warts do not look anything like the pictures on the internet. Aldara can also cause a larger irritation of the area…and aldars is used for other skin cancers. I am not saying that the use of Aldara was bad..I am just stating that it is used…
      The biopsy is the only way to know 100% what you are dealing with.
      I had a lesion, spot whatever..on the pubis mons of my vulva. I didn’t look anything like any pictures on the internet. I asked my GYN to look at it and she made an appointment for it to be removed. The day of the appointment…she stated she just didn’t know. I made an appointment with a dermatologist that was also a dermatologist oncologist. She looked at but stated it needed to go…she did a total excision of the spot and it was carcinoma in situ positive for high risk HPV types.
      You might want to try Epsom baths…this often makes our low genital area feel better. Ice insulated in a towel…and warm tea bags on the area often aid in our discomfort.
      I do understand what you are going through is not good. I have been in your shoes not knowing and not understanding all that was going on in my lower genital region. The wait is very difficult. I had a total hysterectomy before the hysterectomy I had never had an abnormal Pap test. My hysterectomy was done for non cervical issues, severe endo, fibroid, ovarian cysts bleeding that was so heavy I had to bring a change of clothes to work each day. One year post total hysterectomy I was diagnosed with VaIN 2/3(vaginal high risk HPV). I had a LEEP about 16 months the virus was still at severe another LEEP was done. Several months later I had vulva issues that were never determined….the discomfort drove me crazy. The almost 3 years after all this the diagnosis of VIN (vulva) CIS. I followed up with a chemo cream that burned and irritated…for 6 months. During the time of all this other issues were diagnosed and I was placed on long term prednisone use…which weakens the immune system…and can cause the virus to progress. I was later taken off prednisone due to HPV.
      My situation is not the same as yours…but the events of waiting…the questionable med use…and the discomfort is the same. It is very difficult to prove and pursue a malpractice case. It usually takes years and lots of $$$ to make the case.

      It is good that you no longer smoke and I know the kick boxing does strengthen your immune system. I wish you well.

  32. QUESTION:
    Dry Itchy red bumps on pubic area?
    Im a 17 year old, sexually active female. The guys i've slept with are clean.

    Well, I hadn't shaved in a while in my pubic area, and I noticed some red bumps in my pubic hair. They looked kind of like razor bumps but bigger, even though I wasn't shaved. Then I shaved, and they were still there, and I got razor bumps. The original red bumps are now dry and have dead skin hanging off of them.

    At first I started to look it up online, and thought it might be genital herpes, but the pictures of genital herpes are nothing like what I have. So someone please ease my mind, and tell me it's probably not an STD :(
    I have no idea what it is, and it's scaring me.

    • ANSWER:
      It happens on the penis too, what's happening is high friction and irritation on the skin area of the genitals. I've had it before on my shaft where it looks like a bumps/rash, peeling skin and if you don't have sex/masterbate for 3 weeks to a month (I know it's hard), it will heal, go away, and your skin there will be stronger.

  33. QUESTION:
    Whats wrong with this picture?
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c1/SOA-Herpes-genitalis-female.jpg

    • ANSWER:
      Mom!

  34. QUESTION:
    Whats wrong with this picture?
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c1/SOA-Herpes-genitalis-female.jpg

    • ANSWER:
      That reminds me. I am running low on condoms.

  35. QUESTION:
    Do I have genital herpes or ingrown hair. ?
    I had recieved oral sex from a female about 3 weeks ago and about 8 days ago i noticed i had a little lump above my penis in my pubic hair area for the first 4 days or so it was a little irrataion when I would accidently bump or when my belt was to tight on the bump. so i noticed that it looked as though it was forming a white head so i sqeezed it as i would a pimple it was painful and some blood eventually came out i put peroxide on it and left it alone for a couple of days until I noticed a white head was begining to form again so this time i poped it a little pus and blood came out along with a strand of hair .i dont know if was a strand of hair from the bump or it was hair that was taken off when i wiped the blood. its only one bump and after taking a shower its red but has no pain what so ever even if touched.it does not hurt when i pee and it does not look pictures of herpes ive looked at i dont feel sick at all what could this be ps i did use a condom and there were no visible sores on her mouth but her saliva did trikle down into my pubic area im am not sure if i had a cut or not in the area

    • ANSWER:
      As long as your partner didn't have a cold sore on their mouth at the time they gave you oral sex, then you would be less likely to get it. I don't think this is herpes, you would be in some pain if it was or at least notice some burning, itching or tingling symptoms. This could be an in grown hair or maybe a small cyst, or some irritation.
      If you really want to know then you should see a doctor and get tested for herpes.

  36. QUESTION:
    Do you think its herpes?
    I'm so sorry, but this is going to be a lot of writing. Please don't let this discourage you from reading it and helping me if you can!!!!
    The pictures are here, NO GENITALS ARE SHOWING. Just the rash, because its only on my inner thigh. Please read below and not just view the pictures. Both pictures are of the same area. Again, no genitals are in view.

    http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s638/LWunknown/photo1_zps9c352875.jpg

    http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s638/LWunknown/photo_zpse68a557f.jpg

    I am a 20 year old female. I had unprotected sex almost 3 months ago with an ex and have not had sex since. I just noticed this morning the only outbreak like this I have ever had. I heard with herpes you breakout within 24 hours or within 2 days, or something like that. And that did not happen.

    I have an appointment on Tuesday, but obviously I have been have anxiety attacks over this. So I'm just trying to get any help I can.

    I've had what I'm almost positive is HPV genital warts for about a year now. The reason I haven't gone to check those yet is because I researched it and it said genital warts is harmless and generally goes away on its own in 2 years. Also, I haven't had my own car until recently and was too ashamed to ask anyone for a ride to get tested.
    I know these are warts because they aren't clustered, they don't hurt, they take months to go away and then new ones form in different places. I have 4 right now. When I first noticed them a year ago, I only had one.
    Now, about my possible herpes. Its on my leg, near the crease between my thigh and vagina. It started as a painful rash and I put rash cream on it, thinking I just had irritation from my panty line. When I went to shower the next morning the rash had turned into a cluster of bumps. I can't tell for certain if they are white or pink. It looks different in different lighting. They're round though and very tiny. They don't hurt to touch, the bumps themselves don't hurt at all. Just the area around them. The area around them almost looks bruised and that is the painful part. It feels like severe diaper rash.

    My shower has been broken for about a month. So I have been taking showers every other day, so that I don't bother my neighbor as much. I know its disgusting. I'm doing the best I can though. Please don't judge me. The point of me saying this is my hygiene this month has been less than my normal. I am wet and itchy in the genital area with white, cottage cheese-ish discharge with little to no smell to it. The genital warts, self diagnosed, has been on going for a year. The cluster of bumps I woke up to this morning is my concern. I showed my mother, and she said she didn't think it was herpes because she has a genetic skin condition where she would get that sort of rash on her inner thighs and she has been tested and is clean of everything.
    Obviously my mom, nor I are doctors. And probably none of you.

    But from this information, and the picture if you looked, maybe someone who has herpes or even MAYBE a doctor can tell me if they think its herpes.

    Again, going to the doctor ASAP (tuesday). So I am taking action. I'm just a complete wreck until then. Please, respond if you think you have any helpful information.

    Thank you and sorry this was so long.
    ALSO - the cluster NOR the warts are on my vaginal area. They've only ever been on my inner thighs. I don't know if that means anything.

    • ANSWER:
      The bad news is, it truly does look like herpes to me. Compare your pictures versus this picture from the university of iowa's website: http://hardinmd.lib.uiowa.edu/dermnet/herpessimplex9.html

      ... or this picture from the American Academy of Dermatology: http://www.aad.org/skin-conditions/dermatology-a-to-z/herpes-simplex

      They both look pretty much the same as the pictures you listed.

      This is not a reason to panic, getting Herpes is not the end of the world... but it is an answer to your question.

  37. QUESTION:
    Do I have genital herpes or ingrown hair. ?
    I had recieved oral sex from a female about 3 weeks ago and about 8 days ago i noticed i had a little lump above my penis in my pubic hair area for the first 4 days or so it was a little irrataion when I would accidently bump or when my belt was to tight on the bump. so i noticed that it looked as though it was forming a white head so i sqeezed it as i would a pimple it was painful and some blood eventually came out i put peroxide on it and left it alone for a couple of days until I noticed a white head was begining to form again so this time i poped it a little pus and blood came out along with a strand of hair .i dont know if was a strand of hair from the bump or it was hair that was taken off when i wiped the blood. its only one bump and after taking a shower its red but has no pain what so ever even if touched.it does not hurt when i pee and it does not look pictures of herpes ive looked at i dont feel sick at all what could this be ps i did use a condom and there were no visible sores on her mouth but her saliva did trikle down into my pubic area im am not sure if i had a cut or not in the area

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    Genital Herpes? Help please!?
    On October 11 2012 i had oral sex performed on me by a female i knew... Three days later on the morning of October 14 2012 i woke up for work and my penis was in such pain and when i pulled back my foreskin i seen real red raw skin... I freaked out and told my mom and we went to an emergency doctor provided by advocate. He checked me out and right away said it was genital herpes... my stomach just dropped when i heard that and i felt like total ****.... he did a culture test right away and sent me for blood work the very next day.. he also prescribed me cold sore medicine.. it starts with a V. The next day (October 15) i went to get blood work done and made an appointment with my doctor for the following monday (October 22). October 22 came and when i saw my real doctor she looked at my infected area and told me that i was healing very quickly and looked better. She told me that the blood tests came back negative as well as the CULTURE TEST! I was confused but she said that the anti-bodies take time to build up and told me exactly this "wait two weeks and take the tests again and im positive that the tests will come back positive."... so i did. i waited two weeks until November 5th i believe and got tested again. I didnt get a culture test because i had no "outbreak" present.

    A week after getting blood work done for the 2nd time my doctor called and told me that i had tested negative again... She recommended me to move on as if i did have genital herpes so i did. she also said wait 6months or a year and get checked again... sooo i waited 6 months and just got retested by blood again on the 23rd of April. A week after, she called and told me that all the std tests came back negative. Herpes type 1 type 2, chylmydia, hiv, hiv 2, a bunch of tests....

    My question is what the heck do i do!? its been 7 months now since the intial outbreak and all the tests i have taken have come back negative... the culture that i took on the first outbreak came back negative as well. The culture swabbed the infected area and i know it had to have gotten enough because that **** hurt when he did it....

    the only thing i remember before getting oral sex done was i did have a weird red pimple like dot on the base of the head of the penis.. it didnt hurt or nothing but ironically after i had gotten oral sex performed that exact spot looked like it had gotten infected or something... I also remember that the night before i woke up in pain my penis was really itchy because i was at the movie theatre and i was really bothered... i dont know why i didnt check it out that night but i just went home and knocked out...

    i dont know what to do anymore... ive gotten tests done and everything is negative... i got two doctors oppinions... i got a culture... what are some of your suggestions? My father just tells me to let it be a lesson and move on... He says its as if im looking for a positive test when i really dont even have it... Ever since i have not gotten oral sex done... i have gotten hand jobs but i have never had another outbreak or nothing... Im just stressed out about it because it is a serious matter when i get into relationships with girls...

    also whenever i ask my doctor about it she says that she cant really diagnose me because she has to go off what the first doctor typed into the computer for notes. i guess he said i had lesions but whenever i look at pictures of genital herpes i do not remember seeing pictures anything like them... i think if i was able to compare i would of been freaking out a whole lot...

    Help please? thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think anything any of us say will help you feel better. You have had doctors tell you several times, the tests are all negative. I think you were misdiagnosed on your first infection. You had something, and it passed. It is good you are concerned, and I think you don't want to infect anyone else. Bottom line, if you have had 2 or more blood tests, you have to go with the results, until you have reason to believe otherwise.

  39. QUESTION:
    Genital Herpes or WTF!?
    On October 11 2012 i had oral sex performed on me by a female i knew... Three days later on the morning of October 14 2012 i woke up for work and my penis was in such pain and when i pulled back my foreskin i seen real red raw skin... I freaked out and told my mom and we went to an emergency doctor provided by advocate. He checked me out and right away said it was genital herpes... my stomach just dropped when i heard that and i felt like total shit.... he did a culture test right away and sent me for blood work the very next day.. he also prescribed me cold sore medicine.. it starts with a V. The next day (October 15) i went to get blood work done and made an appointment with my doctor for the following monday (October 22). October 22 came and when i saw my real doctor she looked at my infected area and told me that i was healing very quickly and looked better. She told me that the blood tests came back negative as well as the CULTURE TEST! I was confused but she said that the anti-bodies take time to build up and told me exactly this "wait two weeks and take the tests again and im positive that the tests will come back positive."... so i did. i waited two weeks until November 5th i believe and got tested again. I didnt get a culture test because i had no "outbreak" present.

    A week after getting blood work done for the 2nd time my doctor called and told me that i had tested negative again... She recommended me to move on as if i did have genital herpes so i did. she also said wait 6months or a year and get checked again... sooo i waited 6 months and just got retested by blood again on the 23rd of April. A week after, she called and told me that all the std tests came back negative. Herpes type 1 type 2, chylmydia, hiv, hiv 2, a bunch of tests....

    My question is what the heck do i do!? its been 7 months now since the intial outbreak and all the tests i have taken have come back negative... the culture that i took on the first outbreak came back negative as well. The culture swabbed the infected area and i know it had to have gotten enough because that shit hurt when he did it....

    the only thing i remember before getting oral sex done was i did have a weird red pimple like dot on the base of the head of the penis.. it didnt hurt or nothing but ironically after i had gotten oral sex performed that exact spot looked like it had gotten infected or something... I also remember that the night before i woke up in pain my penis was really itchy because i was at the movie theatre and i was really bothered... i dont know why i didnt check it out that night but i just went home and knocked out...

    i dont know what to do anymore... ive gotten tests done and everything is negative... i got two doctors oppinions... i got a culture... what are some of your suggestions? My father just tells me to let it be a lesson and move on... He says its as if im looking for a positive test when i really dont even have it... Ever since i have not gotten oral sex done... i have gotten hand jobs but i have never had another outbreak or nothing... Im just stressed out about it because it is a serious matter when i get into relationships with girls...

    also whenever i ask my doctor about it she says that she cant really diagnose me because she has to go off what the first doctor typed into the computer for notes. i guess he said i had lesions but whenever i look at pictures of genital herpes i do not remember seeing pictures anything like them... i think if i was able to compare i would of been freaking out a whole lot...

    Help please? thanks

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    I am a female, 25 years old and sexually active but in a monogamous relationship with my fiance (we were both?
    tested before being intimate). I have a really bad UTI right now, and I'm on antibiotics and I've been drinking tons of water and cranberry juice. My problem is that I have these small reddish pimples on the outside of my vagina that just appeared after I spent the day at a theme park (they had a waterpark that was free to get in, and I wore my swimming suit all day). I'm just wondering if these pimples are from the damp swimsuit rubbing me all day, my doctor said it probably was and that the antibiotic would take care of it and its only been one day since i started the meds. The problem is that I have the wonderful power of the internet at my hands and have been looking up all those disturbing pictures of herpes and what not, reading all about it and second-guessing myself. What can I do to make them heal quicker? I think a big reason for them is b/c I was using Dial soap on my vagina for some stupid reason. What should I use to clean my vagina? Should I abstain from sex until they are completely healed?
    They have already gone down since two days ago when i was at the theme park, but they are still there. I'm not gonna be stupid and pop them or anything. I'm getting over having a really bad UTI, the worst one I've had in my life. Can my fiance get a uti from me? We haven't had sex since sunday afternoon and won't until all the bumps are gone and my uti doesn't sting as much. Does anyone know about a sitz bath? I saw that on the internet, and I was wondering if that would maybe help the bumps decrease faster, although I'm not sure what a sitz bath is. If anyone has any directions/ingrediants for me, that would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks, everyone! They are already going down a little, I know I'll just have to be patient.
    Now a question about my UTI: is there anything I can do now and in the future to prevent getting an infection again?

    • ANSWER:
      Personally I think they are probably just from the wet suit rubbing on you all day. You should probably wait until they are gone to have sex. They have "Summers Eve" vaginal wash at Walmart (Target, Kmart..etc.) you should wash with that. It's less likely to irritate your sensitive areas.

  41. QUESTION:
    Herpes or sweat rash?? Help?
    I'm a 20 year old female. And I've been with this guy for about a month. And we've occasionally had unprotected sex, which I know is not smart. I haven't really thought to ask him if he's been checked because we are just sex buddies.

    Okay, so I got this rash today. Never had one like it before. It's on my butt like right before my vaginal. It's kinda blotchy, spaced out, really itchy, not painful at all, kinda looks like pimples, and red. And I'm having trouble figuring out if it's herpes or a sweat rash. Because last night, before the rash popped up, I had sex for longer than I ever had before and I sweated a lot(and so did he) and I have really sensitive skin. So if someone educated or experienced on the subject could point me in the right direction, I would very much appreciate it. Because I'm kind of freaking out.

    Additional Details
    I can't even say how many pictures of herpes' rashes that I've seen tonight. But there seems to be a pattern, where the bumps are really really close together. Mine isn't like that though, it's like a bump here and there. It's spaced out. I dont know if that's helpful at all.
    Haven't had a headache since I got the rash and when I do get headaches they aren't really that bad. And it hasn't tingled at all. And it doesnt hurt at all either. Just really itchy.

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  42. QUESTION:
    Genital Herpes - I think I may be having my first outbreak..?
    My boyfriend has genital herpes, when we first started dating, I made him get tested for HIV and STD's as we started to not use condoms, for the FIRST time in my life. Whelp, as it turns out, he tested positive for HSV2 Genital Herpes! So, I immediately insisted on getting a blood test to see if i had been infected, due to my negligent conduct - no rubbers!

    https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=1b926d0d85&view=att&th=132179c87c9c9f95&attid=0.1&disp=inline&zw

    Well, now I have been experiencing some really frightening symptoms! I am female by the way. My symptoms include;

    -slight burning
    -slight itching
    -AND some very strange single bump/blister! I cannot get a good look to examine it. I have a picture I'd like someone to take a look at.

    Also, IF this IS my first genital herpes outbreak, is it possible to just get one single blister bump, which is located on my lower buttocks..

    Anyone, thanks for your help!
    I guess I forgot to mention that when I got the blood test for HSV2 it came back negative. That was about 6 months ago.

    • ANSWER:
      Only way to know for sure is to go to the dr. I have had a small blister down there before but it was from new bubble bath. I do not have herpes. Go to the doctor. That is the only way to know for sure. Also, I know 2 people who have it and they said the first outbreak is the worst. Try not to worry so much...Has your boyfriend had an active outbreak when you were not using condoms? If you end up that you do not have herpies then use protection from now on. Also, your boyfriend can take Valtrex to lesson outbreaks.

  43. QUESTION:
    HELP!! I have a question about genital herpes and I need advice. Also, could she be lying?!?
    I got a phone call about 2 weeks ago from a girl claiming to be having an intimate relationship with my boyfriend (which had only been for 2 weeks). We talked for a while without him knowing...she gave me information and told me things that they did. She told me that she had recently spent the night with him and had UNPROTECTED sex.

    A few days ago she called me and told me that he gave her herpes and she asked for me not to mention anything to him because she feared he would harm her. She told me that 2 months ago she went to the doctors to get a pap smear or a culture test and they told her that she had been [exposed] to herpes. And they told her that they might have [caught it in time] and they gave her some pills to take for 10 or 14 days so that it wouldn't enter her blood system. (which sounded stupid to me because herpes is transmitted by skin to skin contact and once you have it, you have for the rest of your life.) Im not sure if she had a sore/blister or anything but Im gonna find out. She said that she was going to go for a follow up and see if she really have it last week but she claim her cycle came on and couldn't go. (this too raised my skepticism about her story) She said she talked to him about it and he knows!

    At first I believed her and I was about to immediately end our relationship. But I thought about it and decided not to. I've known this guy basically my whole life and I know he would not do any harm to a female or intentionally harm me. I've been avoiding physical contact with him (just in case) since she told me and I know he's starting to wonder why. He know that I've been talking to her and he orf course denied it but came clean about having an intimate relationship with her before I came into the picture. I want to mention it to him but she asked me not to and Im starting to believe she's lying so that I can leave him alone. I really need to know because herpes is a serious matter and I would have to live with it for the rest of my life.

    Questions:
    1. Can HSV 2 be caught in its path?
    2. Is there a such medicine that prevent HSV 2 from entering the blood system?
    3. Why would she even have sex with him if he supposedly gave her herpes and (according to her) she's possibly HSV 2 negative?
    4. What can I do to make sure we both are safe without directly telling him that she told me?

    Im 22 years old and I know a liitle bit about herpes (Im a HSV 1 carrier) but Im unsure of a lot of things and I need answers.
    No mean or negative comments please!!

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't take any thing like that too lightly, she could be lying but you really don't know for sure. Herpes is a permanent infection and it doesn't have a cure. If he contracted it from her then you have a chance of contracting it. But there is also a chance of not contracting herpes if some precautions are taken. Herpes really isn't all that serious, it's a contagious skin condition with a negative stigma, you can still do all you want to with your life (you can have healthy children if you wan to) even if you do have herpes.
      There is no such thing as medicine that prevents herpes from being passed on. There is valtrex which can help suppress break outs and make you less likely to pass it in between break outs but it doesn't do any thing to prevent herpes.
      Some people love their partner regardless if they have herpes or not.
      He should get tested, you may want to tell him what she told you so that he will get tested, or even so he can tell her to leave you alone. If he does have herpes he should abstain from having intercourse and receiving oral sex while he has any signs of a break out. He can take antiviral medication regularly to help prevent you from getting it and you can even use condoms in between his break outs.
      Tere I meant to give you thumbs down because advertising is against the guide lines.

  44. QUESTION:
    Well.. how often can herpes be misdiagnose?
    Ok.. I have been with my partner for 10 months and both of us got tested for stds and we were both clean. However, he had a herpes outbreak in april. the outbreak wasn't as nasty as the pictures on the internet. it was just one single bump on the side of his penis and he has been taking medication ever since. He went to the doctor and they said it was genital herpes. However.. I got tested a week ago and my results came negative for HSV 2. Assuming he had it without knowing since we were together, what are chances the him contracting herpes to me? We've had unprotected sex for 10 months and based on the research that I did the male to female transmission rate is higher than female to male transmission. Oh, I also called the STD hotline and they said usually when you get tested for STDs, they only check you for gonorrhea, siphyllis, and chlymidia unless you ask specifically for herpes so.. there are chances that he had it since then without knowing it. A couple questions that I have to address here.

    1. Could it be that he was misdiagnosed for having herpes? because as far as I know herpes shows up 2-10 days after the exposure, althought it could be dormant for longer than that. and HSV-2 is way more nasty than HSV-1. he only had ONE outbreak ever since compared to the average 4-5 times a year.

    2. Could it be that he has HSV-1 instead of HSV-2?

    3. I have been having unprotected sex with him for 10 months. My result for HSV-2 came back negative and I didn't get tested for HSV-1. Could I have a false negative results?

    4. How often are herpes misdiagnosed?

    • ANSWER:

  45. QUESTION:
    Just got diagnosed with Genital Herpes. What can I expect?
    Im a 45 year old female that has been in a long term relationship for 8 years. I have been completely faithful to him. He has been unfaithful once. 11 months later I have herpes. He is questioning weather he gave it to me or not since he has not had a break out. Guilt! My question is....what can I expect LIVING with genital herpes? I'm scared. I had a horrible horrible outbreak! I wanted to die. I have looked up websites for people with herpes but they scare me even more. Yikes! Those picture and the over all dread is too much. Can any women help..... Thank you
    THANK YOU. Thats good to here! I am taking acyclovir 400 MG 2 tabs 3 times a day and topical zovirax. Its good to hear the outbreaks get less painful. And yes, you are right about who gave it to who...I was so hurt and angry, confused when the doctor told me he thought it was Herpes. But now I just want to get passed it. Thank you for easing my mind. You have helped me alot.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi - I know how you feel. I've had Genital Herpes for about 6 years. While it's certainly something I would prefer to live without, it gets easier as time passes.

      The first outbreak is the worst for most people. They get easier and if you live healthy and find the right treatment for you, future outbreaks usually become less frequent and there are even people who say they no longer have outbreaks at all. Living with Herpes isn't too difficult if you live healthy and try not to get hung up on the social stigma's that come with having an STD.

      As far as your relationship and the who gave it to who question. I was in a relationship when I had my first outbreak. He never showed symptoms and tested negative. We went our separate ways long ago, but to my knowledge he never had an outbreak. Herpes is an unpredictable creature, sometimes it's impossible to know who your "donor" is.

      I hope your transition with this is a smooth one.

  46. QUESTION:
    herpes and a dating site..???
    I have herpes, and live in a small town, very few people know that i have this.. I want to sign up for a dating site to find others like me, that i could be with or be firends with and wont look at me funny.. But alot of the sites give u the option to post a picture.. If i want this to stay pretty much a secret should i post a pic.. Im just really not sure what to do.. i just dont want people i know to possibly find out and start telling others.. that would humiliate me! anybody else been thorugh this or anything similar?? just looking for some advise..thanks all
    sorry for the misspelling of words, was in a rush... thanks anyway

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it's a shocking thing to learn that you have an STD, but don't let it ruin your life. Here are some facts regarding herpes taken from the CDC website (I'll include the link below). 1 in 4 women have the virus and 1 in 5 men have it. More than one in five Americans-45 million people-are infected with genital herpes. Herpes is more common in women than men, infecting approximately one out of four women, versus one out of five men. This difference in gender may be because male-to-female transmission is more efficient than transmission from females to males.

      The purpose of sharing that information with you is to let you know you are by NO MEANS alone in this category.

      Whether or not to post a picture is a personal choice. Just as with other dating sites, posting a picture will definitely result in more interest and viewing of your profile.

      Remember this: the virus does NOT define who you are, it does not mean you are a bad person or a promiscuous person. It does not make you any less worthy or deserving of love and happiness in your life.

      Most importantly, educate yourself so that when the time comes that you do meet someone and the time for a full disclosure talk must take place......because it ABSOLUTELY must take place.....the person you are considering becoming intimate with must have the right to make a conscious choice....you will have the material and facts to share with him. You can lead a normal and healthy sexual life.....you must just take extra precautions and be armed with knowledge.

      Hope that helps.

  47. QUESTION:
    more detailed images with captions of pediculosis pubis?

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some photos:
      http://medlib.med.utah.edu/kw/derm/nitrous/14bi.htm
      http://www.herpes-coldsores.com/std/pubic_lice_pictures.htm
      http://www.dermatologyinfo.net/english/chapters/chapter12_2.htm#138
      http://health.allrefer.com/health/pubic-lice-pubic-louse-male.html
      http://health.allrefer.com/health/pubic-lice-crab-louse-female.html
      http://health.allrefer.com/health/pubic-lice-crab-lice.html
      http://tray.dermatology.uiowa.edu/Crabs-01.htm
      http://drsofen.com/frame/diseases/lice-pubic.html

  48. QUESTION:
    Why is it taking so long for my Primary (first time) genital HSV-1 (Herpes) to heal?
    I am a Female with my primary breakout of genital HSV-1 (Herpes). As of Feb. 18th it will be a month. I have been on Valtrex ever since but it seems like this is never going to go away. Looking at pictures of primary breakouts I must count my blessings because mine is mild. Even though it has been mild I have had the swollen Lymph nodes, 2 blisters at the beginning, pain in buttocks and thighs and ran a fever around 101. I have had severe rawness with it though. It has been so painful around and in my vaginal opening. I was feeling better yesterday and woke up this morning and there was a very small blister. I thought just maybe I was over it and now this. Does your first breakout act in this manner? Gets better a few days and here comes some more to deal with. This is crazy. Also I would like to know when the primary breakout is over and done can I stop taking Valtrex. I am married and have been for 20 years and he gave it to me thru oral sex so is there really a need to keep taking it? I have read and been told that since both of us have the HSV-1 virus that it should be fine for us to have a normal sex life because his anti-bodies have built up so he should not get it on his genitals. Of course all he has is the oral HSV-1. All replies are greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.

    • ANSWER:
      Kelle's answer of: herpes 1 is around your lip and herpes 2 is around your genitals was 6th grade level info. At least you were given the best web site to http://cdc/gov and to elaborate on herpes I want you to know that HPV simplex I is in around the mouth and face. Herpes simplex II is in and around the genital area but, both simplexes can be anywhere inside or outside of the body. The initial outbreak is the worse. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2). Most genital herpes is caused by HSV-2. Most individuals have no or only minimal signs or symptoms from HSV-1 or HSV-2 infection. 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. I am so sorry to read your story. Please keep in close contact with your doctor/nurse and read info on cdc's website. It is horrible to find out you have HPV any where. For what it is worth, a lot of people around the world have mouth herpes/cold sores. HPV is a cousin to shingles & chickenpox.

  49. QUESTION:
    Herpes? What does it look like/feel like?
    Me and my boyfriend have dated for four years and then broke up for a while, we finally got back together and we had sex for the first time ever two days ago. We didn't use a condom but I'm on the pill. I'm now hearing rumors that he has herpes. Obviously the pill has no protection against std's but I thought I could trust him. He did not look like he had an outbreak or any scars on his genitals or his face, anything that would lead me to believe he has herpes. I will be getting tested in a few weeks but I want to know how soon I would be able to tell. I want to know what it looks like but I'd rather read a description than look at a picture. Also what it would feel like if I started to get it.
    I didn't hear the rumors until after we had sex.

    • ANSWER:
      First off if you don't want your parents to know go to your local planned parent hood if your at least 13 they can help they may have some treatment to give you although they are really nice and confidential. They can help.

      Although you cannot get tested for 3 months after contact for the reason it wont be in your blood systems. Although doctors say most of people that get contacted have a their first out break■Small red bumps, blisters (vesicles) or open sores (ulcers) in the genital, anal or nearby areas
      ■Pain or itching around your genital area, buttocks or inner thighs
      The initial symptom of genital herpes usually is pain or itching, beginning within a few weeks after exposure to an infected sexual partner. After several days, small red bumps may appear. They then rupture, becoming ulcers that ooze or bleed. Eventually, scabs form and the ulcers heal.

      In women, sores can erupt in the vaginal area, external genitals, buttocks, anus or cervix. In men, sores can appear on the penis, scrotum, buttocks, anus or thighs or inside the urethra, the channel inside the penis leading to the bladder.

      While you have ulcers, it may be painful to urinate. You may also experience pain and tenderness in your genital area until the infection clears. During an initial outbreak, you may have flu-like signs and symptoms, such as headache, muscle aches and fever, as well as swollen lymph nodes in your groin.
      aks in a couple of weeks.Genital herpes is different for each person. The signs and symptoms may recur for years. Some people experience numerous episodes each year. For many people, however, the outbreaks are less frequent as time passes. Various factors may trigger outbreaks, including:

      ■Stress
      ■Menstruation
      ■Immune system suppression, from medications such as steroids or chemotherapy, or due to infections, such as HIV/AIDS
      ■Illness
      ■Surgery
      ■Friction, such as that caused by vigorous sexual intercourse
      ■Fatigue
      In some cases, the infection can be active and contagious even when lesions aren't present.

      When to see a doctor
      If you suspect you have genital herpes — or any other sexually transmitted disease — see your doctor.

      PICTURE IN WORDS:

      TO be honest hun you'll know if you have an outbreak.. But it usually looks like a bunch on pimples in a group DO NOT try to bust them it will only make them Hurt worse or even spread more. If you become to where it might be painful to wipe use the female wipes you can get them in the Tampon section of the store and take some ibuprofen till you can see your doctor.

  50. QUESTION:
    Bloody, Red Sores on my Labia-Not HERPES?
    I don't HAVE HERPES! Please do not answer if you're just going to say "Oh it must be Herpes." I have been tested for Herpes, and do not have it.

    However I recently began getting these little, open sores on my private areas. They come up in different parts, but not parts where there's pubic hair but the fleshy, pink parts. They bleed a lot and don't match the life cycle of a Herpe Sore, in addition, I've had the blood test and Swab tests, I'm still waiting back on some swab tests to see if it's anything else, but my Blood Tests came back clean.

    In the meantime if any other females have this or have had this please tell me. They don't itch at all, but burn when I pee on them, they are relatively small but bleed a lot, I can't really see them too well and I've tried taking pictures and failed.

    They are almost relatively painless but peeing on them HIGHLY irritates them.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be just thin skin, Foydce Spots that have burst too acidic soap, chafing and alot of things. Best thing is see a gynecologist and watch your discharge incase of an infection.

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