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Ways you can get hsv 1

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
22 years experience Urology
No: Hsv 1 and 2 are different viruses. One cannot simply "become" the other. Both viruses, however, can cause outbreaks in both the genitals and around ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Very slim: Usually oral hsvi is not shed if not having an outbreak so do not worry if you refrain form oral contact until the lesions are completely healed.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Minimal risk.: Your risk should be minimal as you and your partner will have a protective antibody to HSV 1. You will be protected from additional infection by virt ... Read More
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Should not happen: Once you have one type of herpes, you can't get that same type again.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Stop worrying: You've both met the virus and won't infect each other. Her contacting your sore won't cause hers to flare. Further, a physician can keep these at bay ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Does not add up: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Herpes virus: Herpes virus type 1 (hsv 1) causes upper respiratory infections, usually manifest as "cold sores", which can spread to the skin. Herpes virus type 2 i ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
HSV-1: You posted this on the Free Public Health Education site for HealthTap where we do not diagnosis, treat or refer. You can use "Talk-To-Doctor" on Hea ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
35 years experience Gynecology
Yes: You can get both very easily. Very common viral infection. It is transmitted by touch.
A male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Extremely unlikely: In the US, about half of all adults have HSV1, and yet HSV1 encephalitis occurs in roughly 1 in 500,000 Americans per year. That means even among peop ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Camacho
24 years experience Family Medicine
HSV: You can still get HSV 1.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Finke
15 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Suppression: Now hsv-1 and hsv-2 can both be the cause of cold sores and/or genital outbreaks. For a history of frequent outbreaks, your doctor may recommend dail ... Read More

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