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Is the HPV vaccine worth it?
Hi HPV is very common. Approximately 70% of adults will have at least one genital HPV infection in their lifetime. Once they start having sex, many people get HPV within a few years. The two vaccines available in BC are Gardasil™ and Cervarix™. These vaccines offer good protection against several types of HPV. Gardasil™ protects against two types of HPV that cause... Read Full Answer
Do herpes symptoms show up where you came into contact with the virus? For example, if someone had a sore on the tip of their penis, and you had vaginal intercourse, would it be unlikely to get sores on your thighs but not on the vagina?
Hi The first time you get herpes simplex virus (HSV) and you get symptoms such as a sore, it will usually show up in the general area of contact. This is known as a primary outbreak. After this first outbreak, HSV travels up the nerve and becomes inactive in the nerve cells close to the spine. It may become active from time to time (recurrent outbreaks). With recurrent outbreaks,... Read Full Answer
I recently had an HSV 2 Igg blood test because of having a few sores that appeared on my pubic area. The results came back 4.77. Does this mean I have genital herpes, and if so why do I only have spots in my pubic area?
Hi Without all of your medical information and test results, it is difficult to answer some of your questions. For example, it is not possible to tell you what the 4.77 value means because interpretation of results depends on what type of test you had. There are some things to know when using blood tests to diagnose HSV. Depending on the test, there is a small chance of false... Read Full Answer
I recently had a bbbj from an asian massage parlor. She didn't deep throat and it probably lasted 5 minutes at most. How much risk is there for contracting gonorrhea or chlamydia, I was led to beleive its quite rare to transmit it this way. thx
Hi Sexually transmitted infections (STI) like gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, herpes simplex virus (HSV) and genital warts (Human papillomavirus) are easily passed when a man receives oral sex without a condom (bbbj). HIV is not passed to the person receiving oral sex. On the other hand, the person who is performing oral sex could get HIV. Generally, oral sex is not a common way to pass HIV.... Read Full Answer
I have contracted herpes HSV 1 on my penis and some of my fingers. My girlfriend has HSV 1 (cold sores) on her lip. Can I infect my girlfriend's eyes if my cum gets on them, if so how likely is this? Can I infect my girlfriend's face if my cum gets on it, if so how likely is this? After I take a shower sometimes the towel stays damp for a while. Should my girlfriend avoid touching this towel? Can herpes HSV 1 live on damp surfaces, if so does temperature of the damp surface matter? Should I...
Hi HSV 1 is the most common form of herpes and is usually passed by direct skin-to-skin contact. 3 to 4 months after first getting HSV, the body makes antibodies that give good protection. Because your girlfriend already has HSV 1, and has had it for a while, it is unlikely that you can pass it to her again. If you were to pass HSV to another part of your body, it most often... Read Full Answer