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if someone kisses me when i have a healed cold sore cut and then performs oral sex on me can i get genital herpes

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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Paas
Dr. John Paas answered
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
She can: There's no way to tell now if she will, but it is possible, even if the lesions are "healing." i would suggest that she contact a health care provi ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: If you have oral herpes and it is HSV 1, and your partner already has HSV 1, then you will not transmit the infection with or without the sore. For go ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Yes.: It is certainly possible to transmit herpes simplex that way. Tell your boyfriend to see his doctor, who may give him a course of oral antiviral thera ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It is possible: Herpes type i infection have been transmitted to genitalia.
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Dr. Jean Calhoun
Specializes in Dermatology
Yes: Herpes simplex is caused by a virus and is transmitted primarily by close physical contact. Any active lesions have live virus and therefore can be s ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
Cold : Cold sores or fever blisters are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1) and are extremely common. Most people become infected as an infant or s ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible but unlikel: Hi Roy. It's possible for someone to shed the herpes virus and be asymptomatic. People with oral herpes may secrete the virus 2% to 9% of the time whe ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Lycka
37 years experience Dermatology
Yes: A cold sore is caused by herpes simplex. Yes it is contagious.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: With or without any sores, a person who was infected with HSV can pass the infection to his/her partner. If your girlfriend already has HSV, you will ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
It all depends...: It is all up to your immune system. Many people get to resist the virus and don't get infected even when they came in contact with it, others carry th ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
30 years experience Pediatrics
Increased risk: Herpes simplex from a cold sore is quite contagious. Kissing is a good way to pass the virus and infect your partner. If he then performs oral sex o ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Always there.: If you have an active lesion you can have spread to the genital region. If not active it is stil possible but less likely. Also the person that you ar ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Oral ulcers: Canker sores are of unknown etiology. Without seeing what you have, herpes simplex usually presents on the external surface of the oral cavity, predo ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Gonorrhea not kissed: There is no worry. At all. Gonorrhea is not found on the lips. It cannot infect regular outside skin.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Saliva universal: I suppose anything is possible, but not necessarily likely. Maybe choose a different form of lubrication next time.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: It is highly probable that your partner has already been infected with Herpes simplex virus, and if so, the chance of your giving him anything are min ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Should be safe: If he does not have any problems
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: The 1 and 2 refer to the virus type, not the area that's affected. If your BF has hsv2 then you are at risk for contracting it. You can reduce the ris ... Read More
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