If your partner develops symptoms, of course, then ask your partner to consult a dermatologist or urologist for a viral culture of one of the lesions for herpes simplex virus. Work is in progress on vaccines for both genital herpes and HPV, but they are a few years off.The drug companies release occasional updates on the progress they are making, but a “cure” is not around the corner, unfortunately. Org Board member Terri Warren is deeply involved in clinical studies and research.
The chlorine that is in pools, hot tubs, and shower water kills virus. One can find occasional reports of people who claim that they have contracted herpes from a hot tub. Cases of facial herpes have been reported to have been transmitted during rugby playing, presumably because of an infected player transmitting it to other players.
This page gives straight-forward answers to many of the top several questions asked by the clients using
These questions will be kept as current as new information surfaces and clients’ needs change.
If it remains negative, then your partner almost certainly is not infected with type 2 HSV.
The test is not one hundred percent accurate, but it is close enough to give you good information.