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can you give yourself genital herpes

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
ABSOLUTELY NOT: Are you in the circus that you can kiss yourself like that? The virus in one place provides protection in all the other places unless you have defecti ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Herpes: First there are two herpes viruses. The herpes type one (used to be called oral) and herpes type two. (used to be called genital). To answer your que ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Two herpes: No. Absolutely not. First. You cannot get the same herpes virus twice or in two different locations. Second genital herpes is a different and separa ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
14 years experience Family Medicine
Technically..: Yes, you could if the sore was open and shedding the virus, and you touched the sore on your mouth and then right after touched your genitals.Although ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
NO: Auto-inoculation of herpes is almost unknown. Once you are colonized, even with no symptoms, even if you never had symptoms, you are immune except in ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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HSV: Yes it is possible. Practice safe self love.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Tsai
30 years experience Urology
Herpes: The herpes genital and oral are two different strains of virus and cannot be transmitted from one form to the other
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
No: You already have herpes - you can give it to some one else, but you already have it…so you can't really give it to yourself again. It's really rare to ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
NO: HSV-1 is Oral herpes and can not cause "Genital herpes" by definition (It would be simply HSV-1). However, to take the flip side, if someone has geni ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not so rare: If you have active lesions you can cross transmit the vires from one location to another.

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