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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:00 pm 

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hi i was woundering what the risks of giving herpes is from body fluids like blood urine and seaman thanks for any help


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:41 pm 

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Not quite zero, but low. In general herpes is transmitted via direct skin to skin contact between a symptomatic area and the other person's mucous membrane type skin. Regular intact skin is a pretty good barrier to pathogens. If you have compromised skin, say from a scratch, cut or burn, then it's a more vulnerable.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:37 am 

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thanks for the response does anyone else have an opinion on this I would love to hear it thanks again for any responses


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:38 am 

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Herpes is not a blood borne virus. You can not transmit it thru blood.

It can be present in urine and semen and vaginal fluids but the risk is highest with direct skin on skin contact - during the sexual act and foreplay when there is heat and friction in the genital area going on with a partner which is how the virus is transmitted. Just being exposed to semen for example ( ie someone ejaculates on your leg for instance ) - is not a high risk for transmission. There are a few documented cases of hsv transmission thru artifical insemination though.

If you can be more specific with why you are asking this - perhaps we could give you the answers you are looking for better??

betsy


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