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Vaccination for genital herpes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I just found out I have genital herpes and I dont know any details... COuld I of had this for awhile and not known or gave it to anyone? I had a severe mouth infection on the inside with sores inside mouth mostly on tongue was put on Valtrex for that,,, could this be latter of that? can I still have oral sex?
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User :   k
Doctor :   genital herpes can be there for some time it may not show up also for long time in some individuals
Doctor :   during this period the infection may have passed on to others also
User :   even if I wasnt ever having symptoms or an outbreak till now?
Doctor :   yes it can spread
User :   If you havent had an outbreak can a test be accurate to tell you if you have this?
Doctor :   there is no reliable test to say whether you have infected or not unless there is an out break
User :   Can you have the mouth part as bad as I did and have genital but never know you had genital till you have an outbreak? It wasnt just your average cold sore
Doctor :   the herpes can cause throat infection and ulcers in the throat and tongue
User :   can that be connected with genital?
Doctor :   yes the genetial herpes causes warts in the genital region and if the people are indulged in oral sex than they can get the warts and infection of the throat from the genital herpes
User :   So because I have this,,, I cant get oral sex without giving this to someone even if I am not having an outbreak?
Doctor :   if the other partner is vaccinated against the infection than he will be protected against the infection

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