Can someone please explain asymptomatic and symptomatic shedding?
Am I correct in envisioning it like below:
1. Symptomatic shedding - the crusts of the sores and associated liquid falling off.
2. Asymptomatic shedding - the virus particles are coming off around the infected area via friction or just gravity during heavy shedding?
Essentially seeds in the wind looking to land on fertile skin to jump in and get up the ganglia.
I have a question- for people who had a primary outbreak after having protected sex. Is it possible for the lesions to appear only on the area covered by the condom, e.g. can a guy get lesions only on penis head, after having protected sex? Or do the blisters show up on the site from where the virus entered for sure? This is for blisters that show up within 1 week of the exposure.
My second question is about asymptomatic shedding- do people shed asymptomatically from areas like inner thighs as well, or is it only limited to mucousal surface areas and cuts in the skin?
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