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Asymptomatic shedding from breasts

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Hi All,

Is it possible for a woman to shed asymptomatically from her breasts? 

What about buttocks (not near the anus)?

Thanks.

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I am not sure what you are needing the information for?

With a genital infection (and an oral for that matter) the breasts are not infected and do not shed the virus at all.

The inner anal area is highly likely to shed, but further way is a lower chance as the nerve nay not be infected and the skin is too thick for the virus to reach the skin's surface.

 

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3 minutes ago, WilsoInAus said:

I am not sure what you are needing the information for?

With a genital infection (and an oral for that matter) the breasts are not infected and do not shed the virus at all.

The inner anal area is highly likely to shed, but further way is a lower chance as the nerve nay not be infected and the skin is too thick for the virus to reach the skin's surface.

 

@WilsoInAusThanks for the response. I had read about few cases where women have contracted HSV on their breasts. I wanted to know if there is a risk of acquiring Herpes by having penile- breast rubbing.

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Without active sores present on the breasts?

I read that they allow mothers to breast feed babies if they have no active sores, but wanted to know if it's next to impossible or just that the odds are low.

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Yes there still may be shedding, however it is rare owing to thickness of the skin and probably in too low amounts to pose a risk of infection.

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Not sure it is much help though. You're far more likely to be killed in a car crash this year than come across or infected someone in the chest region. 

Some things in life are worth worrying about and others provided you have taken reasonable measures, you just have to forget about and focus on the stuff that really matters in life.

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Agreed. I read a paper which stated that there has only been one reported case of a woman acquiring HSV on the breast from penis. Most cases are HSV1 due to intense sucking etc. Even those cases seem to be very low in number.

Given that I already have a very high antibody count for HSV1 (40 + Igg), it further stacks the odds in my favor.

Reading about HSV does turn one into a hypochondriac and start thinking of the worst possible scenarios.

 

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