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how safe is oral sex with shingles

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Shingles: Is not likely related to oral sex one month ago. If you are worried about hiv, get tested!
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
26 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: Shingles are a late result of the chicken pox virus. So if this is truly shingles, then it is not hiv. However, unprotected oral sex can lead to sex ... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Possibly: The debris from the shingles sores can give chickenpox to a susceptible person.The shingles patient is not secreting the germ in their saliva, as they ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Oral Sex: Oral sex goes both ways. Which way do you mean? If you are receiving oral sex then there is very little that can happen, although you would be at risk ... Read More
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not safe if: Your partner has an std, u can get herpes, chlamydia , etc in the mouth and throat so it is highly adviseable to make sure your partner has no stds in ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Oral sex: Oral sex can still lead to passage of sexually transmitted diseases, hence it is advisable to also practice "safe oral sex" as well. Know your partne ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Fairly safe, but not foolproof.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Javier de Aguinaga Magana
Specializes in General Practice
No problem: Unless you are allergic to some very specific component you should be fine. Nothing happens because of the lipstick. Have a good day.
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Safe for what?: That was two years ago. What are you specifically asking us about? Safe for what?
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Yes but only if . . : Protected. It's still very possible to catch or transmit sexually transmitted disease/infection via oral sex w/o protection. Presumably you'll be safe ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Jan Gurley
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably: Loving someone while going through chemo is an important part of being alive, feeling hope, and feeling whole. Check with her doctor. When there are c ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
If you don't fully: trust your partner there should be NO sex.
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