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    jody☆

    I have genital herpes I guess, the worst part..... I'm too scared, i cant kiss my two week old son, :( my hands are so dry from washing so often. I'm terrified of even having to touch him. I don't even know how to know if outbreak is coming,  or what it's really like, I had so many other problems during first outbreak weeks ago. .....

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    WilsoInAus

    If you had oral HSV-1 you may consider taking it easy with light kisses, but if your herpes is genital, then you can kiss away with no fears of transmission at all. The virus is locality based so there is no danger of genital herpes to your baby. The risk was during childbirth, but at two weeks I'm sure everything is AOK!

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    jody☆

    does it transfer from body part to body part, like from showering,  or drying everything off with same towel after shower?  

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    WilsoInAus

    No it cannot. Each nerve tranche is protected that means it does not move inside the body except in exceptionally rare circumstances. The virus cannot go 'overland' to infect another nerve tranche as your immune system prevents this. 

    Generally only sexual contact has any practical chance of transmission.

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    jody☆

    THANK YOU.  I'M STARTING TO FEEL WAY BETTER ABOUT THIS . MORE CONFIDENT TO SAY THE LEAST,  I'M VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE FOUND THIS SITE, AND TO HAVE YOU ALL ! 

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    luvurself16
    On December 1, 2016 at 9:38 PM, jody☆ said:

    I have genital herpes I guess, the worst part..... I'm too scared, i cant kiss my two week old son, :( my hands are so dry from washing so often. I'm terrified of even having to touch him. I don't even know how to know if outbreak is coming,  or what it's really like, I had so many other problems during first outbreak weeks ago. .....

    Use gloves to help prevent spreading.

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    luvurself16
    On December 2, 2016 at 0:58 AM, jody☆ said:

    does it transfer from body part to body part, like from showering,  or drying everything off with same towel after shower?  

    It can travel to another body part. For example, if you do not wash your hands properly and touch your eyes then it can travel to your eyes.

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    luvurself16
    8 hours ago, Sean321 said:

    That generally only happens in the first 3-6 months post infection. After that, your body develops anti-bodies preventing this from happening.

    I believe I spread hsv-2 to my lips this way; although I only had 1 very small OB at this location.

    Where did you find the information that spreading to another body part can occur generally in the first 3-6 months?

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    SoCe

    You don't need to wear gloves, just make sure you wash your hands with warm soapy water whenever you touch yourself. You can share a bath with your baby and not give them genital herpes. You baby came out of your vagina where your herpes is and was fine! Risk of transmission would of been the highest then. 

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    dont quit!17

    @WilsoInAus say if a child was exposed at birth. Would the child have outbreaks soon after exposure due to an undeveloped immune system or can it go into latency without reactivation?

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    SoCe

    I read something about cold sores being uncommon in children under the age of two?

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    WilsoInAus

    It depends on country but generally the age band in which the most people are infected with HSV-1 varies from either the 0-3 years bracket or the 4-9 year bracket. 

    Either way, a lot of people are infected under the age of two and 40-60% of the population by age 10, higher in many African countries.

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    Elizabeth love

    It sounds like you made it through the scariest part of passing to your baby at birth... just curious to know your success story. I'm newly infected a few months before I recently got pregnant. Im very nervous 

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