People who have active herpes can start dating and engaging in sexual contact once they have been treated and recovered (after at least 7 days after the rash goes away), but it is important that they are honest with their partners.
Can I pass genital herpes to my boyfriend?
Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that any sexually active person can get. Most people with the virus dont have symptoms. Even without signs of the disease, herpes can still be spread to sex partners.
Can you kiss someone with genital herpes?
Herpes can only be passed through direct skin-to-skin contact with the infected area such as kissing, oral sex, genital-to-genital rubbing, vaginal, and anal sex. Herpes (both oral & genital) can be spread even when there are no symptoms or sores.
Can you spread your own herpes to yourself?
As mentioned above, you can also get genital herpes if a partner with oral herpes performs oral sex on you. You can give yourself genital herpes too, by touching a cold sore and then touching your genitals or anus.
Can I donate blood if I have herpes?
Yes, you can donate blood even if you have herpes — but only if youre not having an outbreak of symptoms and if its been more than 48 hours since you finished an antiviral treatment.
Will your baby get herpes if you have it?
If you have genital herpes, its possible to spread the virus to your baby. A woman can spread it to her baby while she is: Pregnant. Giving birth.
What happens if you have HPV and herpes?
Women who have human papillomavirus (HPV) infection of the cervix have a greater risk of invasive cervical cancer if they also have genital herpes, according to a pooled analysis of case-control studies.
Can I breastfeed if I have herpes?
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) in infants can be severe. Mothers with HSV can continue to breastfeed if no lesions are present on the breasts and if lesions elsewhere on the body are carefully and fully covered.