Aymptomatic hsv 2 dating
Many times the partner who carries the virus is not even aware of an outbreak.
In most cases, however, close examination may reveal a history of some of the symptoms listed previously.
The Herpes Virus actually very weak outside the body and is killed by soap.
While the Herpes virus can survive for several hours on surfaces, it’s viability starts to degrade rapidly.
Inoculation (transmission) and autoinoculation (self-infection) of Genital Herpes occurs primarily through vigorous intercourse, masturbation, anal sex, and oral sex with an infected member.
Herpes can be passed via the use of sexual stimulators such as vibrators.
The best way to avoid transmission is to abstain from sexual activity during prodrome and outbreaks, and to use condoms the rest of the time.
Some experts say that more than 50% of new Genital Herpes cases are caused by HSV-1, often due to oral-to-genital sexual transmission. After outbreak, the virus goes into “latency.” While latent, HSV lives in a kind of state of suspended animation, in the nerve centers in the spine: genital HSV in the sacral nerve roots (ganglia) at the base of the spine, and oral-facial HSV in the trigeminal nerve roots at the base of the neck.
When reactivated due to a physical or emotional stimulus, HSV begins to replicate, and travels the nerve pathways to the surface of the skin.
A person with an active oral herpes outbreak (aka “cold sore”) who engages in oral sex upon their partner will in all likelihood pass the virus on to the partner’s genitals.
Most of these oral to genital transmissions will be of the type 1 variety, although type 2 incidence is not uncommon.
Herpes is also more likely to spread to compromised epithelial tissue – skin that has suffered cuts, abrasions, scrapes, etc.