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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Always a chance: No way to know for sure. Avoid doing this around the time of cold sore outbreak. Condoms work well in blocking hsv and come in flavors if that helps... Read More

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 24 years experience
Vesicles : The vesicular stage is the most contagious. The tiny little fluid filled vesicles contain live virus and is most easily transmissible.
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Higher with blister: Research shows that a person will be the most contagious once the cold sore is present. This is pustule filled with the herpes virus. Although it must... Read More
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
Higher with sore: The virus is more abundant when there is a sore present, but is still present during prodrome and even when no sore is present.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Your out: Your both taking a large risk in any type of oral sex since cold sore is not 100% healed. Think about other possible contracts-hpv-hiv.
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 15 years experience
NOTHING is 100%: I would use a dental dam or a condom during any active lesion--no matter the stage...Even if you felt a tingling and don't have the active lesion yet.... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Yes. Blood tests...: ...for HSV detect antibody, the immune reaction to HSV1 and/or HSV2. Infection and positive blood test persist for life, with or without visible outbr... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
HSV1 transmission: There is no way to know the exact risk. For sure the partner will not "automatically" be infected. Among other things, many people have HSV1 but don't... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 37 years experience
Episodic...: The HSV group of viruses come and go. A healthy immune system is a good defense. You may consider a follow up test in about a year to determine if on... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Transmitting HSV1: I just answered your other question. This gives more information. Most likely he won't get infected after a single exposure. As in my other reply, he ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Consider this:: Most people have had HSV1 since childhood but just never get fever blisters. Why don't you see if you can get tested to see if you already have it? ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Unlikely: There is evidence that hsv can be transmitted to a partner even when you don't have active blisters, but it's unusual. You should consider getting a p... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 21 years experience
Tricky: 58% of people in the us have the virus that makes cold sores. Not everyone will have outbreaks. Cold sore on the lip is contact transmitted. The be... Read More
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