Herpes (both oral & genital) can be spread even when there are no symptoms or sores. You have a normal sex life with someone who does not have herpes can you still kiss them in the the mouth. People often wonder whether it is possible to have genital herpes and not know it. They could have an asymptomatic infection — meaning, an infection with no symptoms. You can come and talk informally and personally to the patient representative for the medical Herpes Simplex Virus Panel, at the London meetings open to all see What’s New page.
Now a new report confirms that even people who have no symptoms and no clue that they’re carrying herpes can, nevertheless, spread the disease. Although doctors can treat the symptoms, ease pain and reduce your possibility of spreading the infection, it cannot be cured. Find out if you have herpes by examining high risk behaviors, recognizing symptoms and getting tested for STDs. You may not know that you’ve been exposed to the disease, so pay particular attention to any symptoms you start to develop. People who carry the genital herpes virus but have no visible symptoms — and may not even be aware they’re infected — are still capable of spreading the virus about 10 of the time, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Previous research has shown that people infected with HSV-2 can pass the virus to someone else through genital contact even if they don’t have symptoms.
Many people with herpes have no signs of infection and do not know they have it. The other virus can also cause genital herpes but more often causes blisters of the mouth and lips (e. Once you have herpes, the virus is always in your body, so it can pass by oral, vaginal, or anal sex. If you don’t have symptoms your provider can opt to take a sample of blood to test for herpes, although the results are not always clear-cut. Hate to break it to you, but you probably have herpes. You can then be infected with either HSV-1 or HSV-2 (whichever your partner has) and go on to develop lesions at the site of the infection (in this case, your mouth).