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Contracting herpes after having oral sex - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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User :   I recently had sex with a new partner who, after I performed oral sex on her, informed me she has herpes. Given that she was not experiencing an active outbreak, would you be able to provide an educated guess as to the probability I contracted herpes from her?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr xxxxxx here
Doctor :   Let me read your query
Doctor :   Yes there are chances of 60%
Doctor :   You will require to take an antiviral dosage for 15 days
Doctor :   There is no neccisity for active outbreak
Doctor :   But the infection prevails untill cured
User :   Will the antiviral dosage protect me from contracting the disease?
Doctor :   No you need an prophylactic dose
Doctor :   Its ACYCLOVIR
Doctor :   As you have alreasdy made contact
User :   This just occurred last night
User :   will acyclovir prevent infection still?
Doctor :   Then plz start with the dosagfe immdietly
Doctor :   Its an prescription drug
Doctor :   And having an prophylactic dosage will sure prevent you from infection
Doctor :   And plz avoid Oral sex with unknown partners
Doctor :   There are very contagious
User :   Will do; I thought I could trust this person. Obviously I was wrong
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do consult an doctor for prescription
Doctor :   You will do fine
User :   OK, thanks. I assume time is of the essence?
Doctor :   Is there anthing else i can help you with?
User :   By "you will do fine" you mean if I take the prophylactic dose I should not get herpes, right?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   OK, I'll get on it immediately.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   Thank you.
User :   bye
Doctor :   Bye for now
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