Medical

Have medical questions? Ask a doctor online!

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Herpes question. wife exposed to herpes virus evident in…

Customer Question
Herpes question. wife exposed...

Herpes question. wife exposed to herpes virus evident in blood test but has not contracted the disease. I was diagnose with herpes. Could I have contracted the disease during her exposure.

Doctor's Assistant: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?

Dont know

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No. no previous herpes in medical history

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Medical
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
1/9/2018
Doctor: Dr. D. Love, Doctor replied 6 months ago
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 19,735
Experience: Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.
Verified

Hello from JustAnswer. This is Dr. Love.

I assume that this was the same type of herpes virus. Which type of herpes was positive?

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
dont know
Doctor: Dr. D. Love, Doctor replied 6 months ago

The system says that you requested a phone call, but the processing of the request failed. Sometimes this happens because of an error in entering credit card information, but you can contact customer service to try to process the request.

For the present, though, I will continue to type a response within this format. It will take sever minutes to type an answer.

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
customer service #
Doctor: Dr. D. Love, Doctor replied 6 months ago

You can send an email to***@******.*** or call(###) ###-####/p>

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
out of time . will try later
Doctor: Dr. D. Love, Doctor replied 6 months ago

The answer is yes, although the exact likelihood and mechanism would be different for different types of herpes.

The type of herpes that is most of concern to patients is HSV2, which is the usual virus that causes genital herpes. If the blood test for your wife was positive for HSV2, then it is possible that she could have asymptomatic shedding of the virus, even though she does not have any symptoms of the infection. It is possible, though, that this asymptomatic shedding could occur long after the exposure. So, it would be more correct to say that you contracted the disease because of her exposure, rather than saying that you contracted the infection during her exposure.

If I can provide any clarification, please let me know. And once the processing issue is corrected, let me know and I will be glad to discuss this in greater detail over the phone.

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a doctorLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. D. Love Your Own Question
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 19,735
19,735 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.

Dr. D. Love is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor

2,592 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Board Certified Physician

76 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Board Certified Physician

51,788 satisfied customers

Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.

Dr. David

Dr. David

Board Certified Physician

224 satisfied customers

Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications

Dr. D. Love

Dr. D. Love

Doctor

19,735 satisfied customers

Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Doctor

16,284 satisfied customers

20 yrs. in practice, including surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Doctor

14,060 satisfied customers

MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist

< Previous | Next >

Related Medical Questions
Is it possible for someone to infect another person with
Is it possible for someone to infect another person with herpes without actually getting herpes themselves? In other words if they had 2 partners in one day could they have transferred the virus from … read more
Connie Pennington
Connie Pennington
Colon & Rectal Surgeon
549 satisfied customers
What is the likelyhood a male who is clean get Genital herps
what is the likelyhood a male who is clean get Genital herps so HSV2 from a female who had no signs of oral herps nor had HSV1 but had HSV2. I just received oral sex till she told me. She had no sores… read more
Dr. Jon
Dr. Jon
Attending Physician
MD
316 satisfied customers
I had a question about herpes, the traits and how they are
hello, I had a question about herpes, the traits and how they are contracted … read more
Dr.Saleem
Dr.Saleem
Consultant Cardiologist
Doctoral Degree
865 satisfied customers
HIV exposure 8 years ago. No Symptoms at this moment. Am I
HIV exposure 8 years ago. No Symptoms at this moment. Am I likely Hiv negative?,HIV exposure 8 years ago. No Symptoms at this moment. Am I likely Hiv negative?… read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctor
19,735 satisfied customers
I am a married man and occasionally see the same relatively
I am a married man and occasionally see the same relatively high-end sex worker ($400/hr.) in San Francisco. To be honest, it's mostly for company and we don't have vaginal or anal sex, but occasional… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,217 satisfied customers
Out of stupidity I was exposed to herpes last Sunday. The
Out of stupidity I was exposed to herpes last Sunday. The man told me Tuesday night that he has herpes. He also indicated he has not had an outbreak in over 20 years. He has two children, ages 18 and … read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,217 satisfied customers
Should I start taking valtrex and cipro right after
Should I start taking valtrex and cipro right after unprotected sex with a female ( I'm male) if she has herpes but has not had it active in over a yr She got it 30 years ago and has very seldom outbr… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,217 satisfied customers
I have been married for 14 years and we have but seperated
I have been married for 14 years and we have but seperated for a year and have just been diagnosed with type 1 oral. My wife was tested at the same time and her results came back negative. I have neve… read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctor
19,735 satisfied customers
My partner and I are both 40, we had unprotected oral sex
My partner and I are both 40, we had unprotected oral sex last night and I woke up with a cold sore. I get these every so often but she has never had one in her life. Is she at much risk of contractin… read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctor
19,735 satisfied customers
A friend of mine a couple of days ago said she was exposed
a friend of mine a couple of days ago said she was exposed to HSV-2, per her Nurse from a medical exam, but that the nurse did not seem to worried about it. She thinks she has herpes now, but exposure… read more
Dr. Amir
Dr. Amir
Post-Doctoral Degree
2 satisfied customers
Recently I was contacted by a lady who I was sexually active
Recently I was contacted by a lady who I was sexually active with 2 yrs ago. She was diagnosed with HPV , the high risk strain for cervical cancer this year. Is there any test that could determine if … read more
Dr Abby
Dr Abby
Family Physician
MD
3 satisfied customers
I have herpes and I noticed a sore this morning. My wife is
I have herpes and I noticed a sore this morning. My wife is pregnant and we had sex yesterday morning. I'm afraid she may have been exposed. Is there anything we can do at this point to help prevent t… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
7,795 satisfied customers
What do these results mean, Herpes simplex Virus IgG 39.5
What do these results mean, Herpes simplex Virus IgG 39.5 Herpes simplex Virus IgM <0.91 Herpes simplex Virus Type 2 IgG <0.91… read more
Dr Abby
Dr Abby
Family Physician
MD
3 satisfied customers
My wife just got diagnossed with Herpes today. Her first
My wife just got diagnossed with Herpes today. Her first response was to acuse me of being unfaithful in the past few weeks. I have not been and was offended. I have heard that she or I could have had… read more
Dr Abby
Dr Abby
Family Physician
MD
3 satisfied customers
I had a std panel done for the first time. it was a rapid
i had a std panel done for the first time. it was a rapid test (early- detection) blood and urine. i did a rapid test because i thought i may had been exposed 10 days earlier. i was diagnosed with her… read more
911DOC
911DOC
Emergency Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,792 satisfied customers
I have herpes 2. My boyfriend of 7 years never wore a condom
I have herpes 2. My boyfriend of 7 years never wore a condom and never had an outbreak. Can he get a blood test to find out if he has the antibodies? Is there a blood test one can take after being exp… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
7,795 satisfied customers
Took a igg for herpes type i and 2,,,,,,it said a single
took a igg for herpes type i and 2,,,,,,it said a single positive result only indicates previous immunologic exposure and the level of antibody response may not be used to determine active infection o… read more
HelpfulHomework
HelpfulHomework
Doctoral Degree
355 satisfied customers
I took a igg herpes test,,,,,,,never had a break out or
i took a igg herpes test,,,,,,,never had a break out or symptoms,,,it says a single positive result only indicates previous immunologic exposure and the level of antibody response may not be used to d… read more
Dr.Sawhney
Dr.Sawhney
Post-Doctoral Degree
6,532 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x