Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2012-10-09 03:03:06

Having genital herpes or shingles does not affect getting the other.

User Avatar

Your Answer


Still have questions?

Related Questions

Can Shingles cause genital herpes?

Shingles can't cause genital herpes.

Can shingles cause genital warts or genital herpes?

No, shingles, genital warts, and genital herpes are different diseases. While they are all caused by viruses, they are distinct. Shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus. Genital warts are caused by the human papilloma virus Genital herpes is causes by herpes simplex virus.

Is shingles similar to genital herpes?

Shingles comes from the chicken pox virus which is caused by herpes zooster, it's slightly different then genital herpes. If you have had chicken pox before then you can get shingles later in life.

What if you have genital herpes and then get singles?

Genital herpes and shingles are caused by herpes, but shingles is caused by another different type of herpes so that isn't likely to happen. Shingles are caused by the virus that causes chicken pox (herpes zooster). If you have had chicken pox before then you can get shingles later in life.

How is shingles different from genital herpes?

Shingles is caused by the virus that causes chicken pox (herpes zooster) which is a slightly different type of herpes. If you have had chicken pox before then you can get shingles later in life. Genital herpes is caused by herpes simplex 2 (HSV2)

How does someone know if they have genital shingles verse genital herpes?


Does genital herpes have a vaccine?

There is a vaccine for shingles and I belive there is one for chicken pox which are caused by herpes zooster. But there isn't a vaccine or cure for oral herpes or genital herpes.

Does genital herpes increase occurrence of shingles?

No, because they are different viruses.

You have been diagnosed with genital shingles what is the difference between this and genital herpes?

One notable difference is the method of contraction. You can contract genital herpes by sexual contact ("sexual" being short-hand for skin-to-genital contact) with someone who is him/herself infected with genital herpes. Shingles, on the other hand, is a recurrence of chickenpox. It isn't contracted by sexual contact except in the rare instance where you originally got chickenpox by having sex with somebody with chickenpox. You simply can't spread shingles to somebody else if you have shingles. What you WILL spread to them is chickenpox . . . but only if they haven't had it yet. Shingles is also less likely to recur than genital herpes, which typically breaks out between three and five times a year. You can potentially have shingles and then never get it again. For what it's worth, I had "genital" shingles as well, which was misdiagnosed as genital herpes, notwithstanding my protestations that my and my wife's lifestyle choices made genital herpes very unlikely. (I think the doctor just assumed I was lying about having been monogamous.)

Can the herpes virus cause shingles?

Herpes zooster can cause shingles. This type of herpes causes chicken pox. It's slightly different then the herpes that causes cold sores and genital herpes. If you have had chicken pox as a child then you could possibly get shingles later in life.

Is there a difference in type of rash on genitals for shingles vs genital herpes?

The type of genital rash for shingles and genital herpes is hard to differentiate. A health care provider may be able to tell the difference based on the distribution of lesions, but usually a culture is required.

What type of herpes do you have when it itchs?

All types of herpes cause itching or burning. This is true for oral herpes, genital herpes, chicken pox, and shingles.

Is herpes the same thing as shingles?

There are at least three different types of herpes viruses. The one that causes shingles (and chickenpox) is not the same as the one that causes the sexually transmitted disease genital herpes.

Why are you taking acyclovir if you dont have herpes?

Acyclovir can be used for oral herpes (cold sores), genital herpes, or shingles (herpes zoster). It can also be used for chickenpox.

Will you get shingles if you have genital herpes?

These aren't really connected. Shingles is caused by the same virus as chickenpox, so if you had chickenpox as a child, you are at an increased risk of shingles.

Can you get shingles if you already have herpes virus?

Shingles comes from the chicken pox virus (herpes zooster) which is slightly different then oral or genital herpes. If you have had chicken pox before then you can get shingles later in life. But there is a vaccine for it, if you have had chicken pox and you're concerned about shingles then you may want to consider getting it.

Can herpes zoster cause herpes simplex?

Herpes zoster does not cause herpes simplex. Genital herpes isn't caused by herpes zooster. Herpes zooster is the virus that causes chicken pox and shingles.

What are the skin diseases of herpes called?

Some common names for the skin diseases of herpes are cold sores, fever blisters, genital herpes, shingles, whitlow, wrestler's herpes, and ophthalmic herpes.

Are people born with genital herpes?

People are not born with genital herpes; they must come in contact with the virus to catch it.

How many people in the us has died from genital herpes?

Hardly any people die from genital herpes complications.

How common is getting genital herpes?

Overall, 1 out of 6 people have genital herpes in the US.

What is valacyclovir hcl used for?

No such drug. Valaciclovir is used to treat and prevent herpes simplex and related infections, such as genital herpes, shingles and CMV.

What is common about the herpes virus?

It has nothing to do with colds or flu. Herpes are cold sores, chicken pox, Shingles, and genital herpes. They are all spread thru direct contact.

Can shingles turn into genital herpes?

Well... I have had a recurring case of a single blister on my glutes - one side or the other - with stress, sunburn, back injury or fever for over 30 years!! Never a lover has cntracted it. Never a blister on mouth, genitals or anywhere else for decades! suddenly ... in my 70th year, I get a genital sore!!! WTH????? then my labs come back with genital herpes diagnosis! something needs explaining here.

What is herpetic infection?

Herpetic means related to herpes. A herpetic infection could be genital herpes, shingles, cold sores, or other infections caused by viruses in the herpes family.