Q. What happens if I have an outbreak when I am pregnant?
Can having herpes affect my baby before it is born? What if I have an outbreak when I am due to deliver? - A datepositive.net member
A. A baby can pick up herpes on vaginal delivery, and if there is an outbreak in late pregnancy this may be an indication for Caesarian birth.
Otherwise herpes in pregnancy is not a problem for the baby. Medication maybe given if the outbreak is severe and after the first three months, but this would only be used in extreme cases. - Dr Laurence Gerlis
Q. It took me a long time to realise something was wrong and after getting tested I learned I had trich.
Are there risks because it was left untreated for so long?
A. Trichomonas is easily treated and does not cause long term damage – there should be no problem arising from the delay in treatment. - Dr. Laurence Gerlis.
Q. Can a person get hsv2 from someone who has it but has no symptoms? - A Datepositive.net member.
A. Yes. You can shed virus between attacks, and women in particular may have non-visible internal lesions.
This is called Asymptomatic Transmission. Herpes simplex infections are often spread by people who don’t know they are infected. These people may have symptoms so mild they don’t notice them at all or else don’t recognize them as herpes. Continue reading
Q. I am just starting to see someone who does not have herpes. I’ve told him I have herpes and he has been ok.
We have not had sex as yet. I want to know what can we do to reduce the risk of him getting infected when we make love.
Also, can we have a bath together or share a towel? - A Datepositive.net member.
A. No problem bathing together or sharing a towel, unless you have very obvious visible sore lesions.
You should still use protection for intercourse as you may have internal visible lesions or be shedding HSV. - Dr. Laurence Gerlis.