How do you get herpes?
You can get herpes by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has the disease. Herpes is spread through skin to skin contact. Fluids found in a herpes sore carry the virus, and contact with those fluids can cause infection.

You can also get herpes from an infected sex partner who does not have a visible sore or who may not know he or she is infected because the virus can be released through your skin and spread the infection to your sex partner.The only way to avoid Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) is to not have vaginal, anal, or oral sex. If you are sexually active, you can lower your chances of getting herpes by being in a long-term monogamous relationship with someone who has been tested for STDs and has tested negative for STDs, and by using latex condoms the right way every time you have sex. Herpes symptoms can occur in both male and female genital areas that are covered by a latex condom. However, outbreaks can also occur in areas that are not covered by a condom so condoms may not fully protect you from getting herpes.

Most people who have herpes have no, or very mild symptoms. You may not notice mild symptoms or you may mistake them for another skin condition, such as a pimple or ingrown hair. You should be examined by your doctor if you notice any of these symptoms or if your partner has an STD or symptoms of an STD, such as an unusual

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1. Are there any drugs that I can take to prevent me from getting pregnant?
2. Can teens receive birth control without their parent's knowledge?
3. Can you get pregnant during or right after your period?
4. Does the Health Clinic provide abortions?
5. How effective are oral contraceptives?
6. Is the birth control pill free of charge without insurance? Do you need a pelvic exam/ Pap smear for get prescribed for the pill?
7. I think I might be pregnant. What should I do?
8. Is the pregnancy test free?
9. I had unprotected sexual intercourse 6 days ago. Are there any drugs that I can take to prevent me from getting pregnant?
10. Has the state of North Carolina passed a law regarding babies born with drug dependency?
11. Does the Health Department do paternity testing?
12. How much is the depo birth control shot?
13. How do you get herpes?
14. My period is abnormal. What do I do?
15. What do you do if you want to have an abortion? Is there an abortion pill offered?
16. Does the health department still give out pregnancy information and books?
17. How do I make a dental dam?
18. Are there free mammograms available to women in Wilkes County?
19. If you’re under age 18 can you get free birth control?
20. If you are pregnant without knowing and you continue to take your prescription birth control, will you lose your baby?
21. What is your Maternal Nurse and what does she do?
22. I am pregnant and under the age of 18. Should I apply for Medicaid now or wait until I am 18?
23. Are the condoms you give as good as the name brand condoms like Trojan?
24. How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test?
25. Do you offer the Plan B pill?
26. Is there any help offered to uninsured women who are due for a mammogram?
27. Does the Health Department offer the abortion pill?
28. Can you have your period or bleed while you are pregnant?
29. What are good websites for accurate sexual health information?
30. Can you get intracytoplasmic sperm injection for infertility at the Wilkes Health Department?