82457acb1a A hundred million Americans have oral herpes. Myth: Herpes can only affect the genital area. A pregnant woman can pass genital herpes to the baby during childbirth. Autoinoculation almost always occurs, when it does, which is not often, within days or weeks of acquiring a first infection. Read more about Dr.
Fact: Routine sexual health (STI screens) checks and cervical smear tests do not screen or test for herpes. I think these answers, combined with the information in your book, covers it fairly well for me. Tests for herpes can only be done if a person has symptoms and a swab is taken directly from the lesion. Considering daily suppressive therapy with one of the oral antiviral drugs, which can reduce the risk of transmission by nearly 50 percent. Touching in general is a question for me because some resources say that if the infected person touches their cold sore and then touches your body, it could transfer the virus. Worse, we're carrying a disease for which there is no cure. Sometimes they feel bad about themselves and worry about how to talk to partners.