Frequently Asked Herpes Questions:

  1. How do you get Herpes (HSV-1- HSV-2)?
  2. When is the Herpes simplex virus contagious?
  3. What are the “Prodromal Symptoms” (early warning signs) of Herpes?
  4. Can you get Herpes from Oral Sex?
  5. Can you get herpes from sitting on a toilet seat?
  6. Can you get herpes from sharing a towel?
  7. Can you get herpes from using a hot tub or swimming pool with someone who has herpes?
  8. Can a herpes virus migrate to other areas of the body?
  9. Is there any connection between herpes and HIV?
  10. What are the risks to my unborn baby if I have genital herpes?
  11. Can my baby catch herpes from me (or someone else) after delivery?
  12. Can I breastfeed if I have a herpes outbreak?
  13. I have Herpes, what is the risk of contracting another sexually transmitted infection?
  14. Is there a cure for Herpes?
  15. Does Herpes cause cancer of the cervix?
  16. What is the difference between Cold Sores and Impetigo?
  17. I don’t have any symptoms of herpes, therefore I don’t have herpes.
  18. Can stress trigger an outbreak of herpes?
  19. Can herpes cause sterility?
  20. I have been in a monogamous relationship for several years with my partner and have just been diagnosed with herpes. Could my partner have cheated on me?
  21. Can I give blood if I have herpes?
  22. Can using a Condom protect me from getting Herpes?
  23. Can one have a test for Genital Herpes?
  24. Could I be unaware that I have Herpes?
  25. What are the two types of Herpes?
  26. What does a Herpes Lesion look like?
  27. Can one classify Herpes based on the area in which it develops?
  28. Is Herpes an Autoimmune disorder?
  29. What vitamins or alternative treatments are best to take when one has Herpes?
  30. I’ve never had herpes but I noticed my daughter/son has just developed a cold sore. How is this possible?