I have this one friend who usually has sex before school every morning. One day, after lunch, I took a sip of some drink out of her glass. Is it possible I could get herpes(the serious kind) because of that if she had oral sex that morning? |:
Unless she had a cold sore at the time, I don't think you have anything to worry about. The virus does not live outside of the body for long so I doubt that it would remain on her lips long enough to be a problem for you at lunch time. (This is assuming that her partner even had herpes to begin with.)
She didn't have a cold sore. I don't know even know if she has herpes, but learning about these diseases in health makes me paranoid, haha. So, would sperm not live inside her mouth for that long? And are there tests you can take to see if you have it?
The natural enzymes in the mouth would probably kill off all the sperm. Plus, just from naturally swallowing saliva during the day, she probably had none left in her mouth.
Think of it this way. If she ate a strawberry for breakfast and you were allergic to strawberries, what would be the chances of you having an allergic reaction from drinking after her at lunchtime? Pretty slim.
I don't know if there are any tests for herpes because it is a virus, not a disease.
Yes, there is a blood test for it, but it takes 3-4 months to develop antibodies after exposure. If you get a sore, the doctor can take a culture swab of it and test it; unfortunately, the traditional one has a high false-negative rate. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is more expensive, but is more accurate.
It is possible to get herpes when a person has no symptoms, so I would avoid sharing drinks with her (or any other high-risk people) in the future.
However, like deteragram said, you are probably fine. Remember that she probably doesn't even have herpes. I wouldn't worry unless you start to get symptoms.
Well, this happened about a year ago actually. In November. This just irks me so badly. Searching for it makes me even more frustrated and panicky. And I can't tell..but are yall talking about herpes simplex or the serious one? >< Haha, sorry.
It's the same virus. The difference is where it is located. A person with herpes on their lip, for example, can give someone genital herpes through oral sex or by touching the sore on their lip and then touching their own or someone else's genitals (and vice versa). That's also how people get herpes in their eye--touching their sore and then touching their eye.
If it's been that long and you haven't had any symptoms, I don't think you have anything to worry about.
Oh, but there's different types of it? If 90% of Americans have oral herpes, how come it's so scary still? :[ Does that mean you can get herpes from shaking hands or using public bathrooms as well? Sorry for the bombardment of questions! I'm just freaked out and would like to understand this more. I think I'm just paranoid but it also said it can take years for it to show and..that scares me.
Herpes Simplex Virus- 1 is oral herpes/ cold sores. HSV- 2 is genital herpes. Herpes Zoster is shingles and chicken pox. Ocular Herpes Simplex is herpes of the eye. Herpes Simplex Encephalitis is herpes of the brain.
You cannot get herpes from touching an inanimate object like a toilet seat. The only known transmission of this type is by sharing a razor with someone that has herpes. And, of course, they would have had to use the razor in the affected area, the genitals.
Most skin is too thick for the virus to pass through, so you cannot catch herpes by shaking someone's hands. (The mouth and genital areas are more fragile and thinner than skin on other parts of the body.) The only way you could catch it that way is if they touched themselve where they had herpes, immediately touched your hands, and then you immediately touched your genitals.