Friday, September 7, 2012

Can You Transmit Herpes to Other Parts of Your Body?

When it comes to herpes everyone is scared of it. A lot of people think as if herpes is a life threatening infection. In reality, most people mange this infection without any complication. We have heard a lot of concerns about transmitting herpes to other people as well as to other parts of your body. This article is focused on the possibility of transmitting herpes infection to other parts of your body.

As we are aware of the fact that herpes is highly contagious during an outbreak and can be transmitted from one person to others very easily. This is one of the reasons why herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted disease. The risk of transmitting herpes to other people is always high during an outbreak, but the risk of transmitting this infection to other body parts may vary. Yes, it is possible to transmit herpes infection to other body parts such as hand, eye, or genitalia, but this is not very common. Furthermore, this kind of transmission is usually seen during a primary outbreak because overtime your body develops antibodies that in most cases prevent transmitting infection to other body parts. Thus, it is strongly recommended to follow the standard guidelines for the prevention of herpes transmission during an outbreak.

In conclusion, I would like to say that even though the possibility of transmitting herpes to other body parts is significantly low after subsequent outbreaks, it is better to follow those standard preventive measures all the time. This is particularly important because the protection against autoinfection (transmitting infection to other body parts) is not 100%; most people are protected but small number of people may not develop enough antibodies.

You can read more about herpes from our previous post:

Tracing the Source of Herpes Infection?
Is Canker Sore a Herpes Symptom?
HSV type1: Can You Get It In Genitalia?
Are you scared of herpes? A potential cure.

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