Herpes infection????

by Rachel on May 7, 2011

A. Is extremely contagious when a sore is present

B. Can be treated with antibiotics

C. Is caused by the human papilloma virus

D. Is characterized by sores called chancres

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Jago25_98 May 7, 2011 at 11:37 pm

a: yes, contagious
b: no, it’s viral. antivirals can slow it’s replication but there is no cure
c: HPV is something different to herpes
d: I don’t think the term chancre is the correct term for herpes lesions

Terrie May 7, 2011 at 11:46 pm

what in the world is the question?

Candiceā„¢ May 7, 2011 at 11:47 pm

Transmission of Oral Herpes
Oral herpes (usually HSV-1) has been detected in both the saliva and blood of patients with active oral infections. It is the most prevalent form of HSV, and infection is most likely to occur during preschool years. BUT ,Oral herpes is easily spread by direct exposure to saliva or even from droplets in breath. Skin contact with infected areas is sufficient to spread it. Transmission most often occurs through close personal contact, such as kissing. In addition, because HSV-1 can be passed in saliva, people should also avoid sharing toothbrushes or eating utensils with an infected person.
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Transmission of Genital Herpes
Genital herpes is most often transmitted through sexual activity, and people with multiple sexual partners are at high risk. HSV, however, can also enter through the anus, skin, and other areas.
People with active symptoms of genital herpes are at very high risk for transmitting the infection. Unfortunately, evidence suggests about one-third of all HSV-2 infections occur during times when the virus is shedding but producing no symptoms. In addition, only about 10 – 25% of people who carry HSV-2 actually know that they have the infection. In other words, most people either have no symptoms or don’t recognize them when they a appear
To infect people, the herpes simplex viruses (both HSV-1 and HSV-2) must access the body through broken skin or a mucous membrane such as inside the mouth or on the genital area. Each virus can be carried in bodily fluids (such saliva, semen, fluid in the female genital tract) or in fluid from herpes sores. The risk for infection is highest with direct contact of blisters or sores during an outbreak Clear to brown /yellow discharge with or no odour is sure sign
Treatment.: .Valtrex (valacyclovir) can keep outbreaks to a minimum, a good diet also plays part ,together will trying to keep stress down,& plenty of rest.
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Check out these links
http://www.thefacts.com.au
http://www.stdservices.on.net/std/
http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/default.htm
http://www.cdc.gov/std/Herpes/default.htm
Hope this answered your question Cheers ?

LINDSEY S May 8, 2011 at 12:20 am

A. Yes herpes is very contagious while there are any signs of a sore, blister or break out caused by herpes.

B. NO it can’t be treated with antibiotics. Antiviral medications are used to treat herpes.

C. NO herpes is totally different then HPV or genital warts.

D. It is characterized by sores or blisters, but it’s not canker sores. Some times though not all sores or blisters down stairs are caused by herpes which is why a test for herpes should be done.

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