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Can I get oral herpes from giving oral sex

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Yes. Latency is 3-6d: Any contact with an active herpes lesion (cold sore, wart, etc.) can lead to transmission of the herpes simplex virus, so yes it is possible to get or ... Read More
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Possible, not common: Performing oral sex on a partner with genital herpes could risk oral infection. However, it is quite uncommon. If you didn't develop symptoms (oral so ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Yep: You can.
Dr. Robert Sterling
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A Short Short Answer: A simple question with a potentially VERY complex answer.The short short short answer is Yes...possibly. You see it depends on the virus you have,he h ... Read More
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
RELAX: If you have been together for awhile don't worry about it. If you both have genital herpes you both are likely to have hsv2. Since you already have it ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Sharing herpes...: Herpes 1 and 2 are viruses. In order to catch herpes, a person must not already have that type of herpes, and must get in contact with viruses. If a p ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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It is contagious,: even when there are no visible lesions.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Don Millner
42 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Less likely.: While far more transmittable when large open sores are present, it is less likely to be transmitted during its latent, asymptomatic period. Interest ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Yes.: Viral shedding from the skin has been documented even when there are no visible lesions.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amar Ashraf
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Better not: Oral herpes usually due to herpes type-1and genital herpes usually due to herpes type 2. So both of you may get infected with different types. However ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wallner
40 years experience Gynecology
With protection: Even though you are not breaking out, you may be shedding virus from your mouth at any given time and be infective. Use of a dental dam or other such ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Maybe: Oral herpes is a common infection of the mouth area. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1). There are two types of hsv, termed hsv-1 ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Same causes: The herpes simplex virus is the primary cause of cold sores and genital herpes. The only difference is the type of virus. Hsv type 1 usually is associ ... Read More

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