A 53-year-old member asked:
please explain if it is true that having oral sex with someone when you have a cold sore (fever blister) will give that person genital herpes?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
There is potential: For herpes simplex virus 1 to be transmitted to genitalia. Oral sex has potential to transmit a number of sti's. Herpes simplex, hiv, hpv, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis ; hepatitis can be spread via oral sex.
Answered on Mar 12, 2016
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