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A 28-year-old male asked:

can herpes be transmitted orally if your partner only has genital type?

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Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Herpes: Yes, they can be transmitted orally
Dr. Nathaniel Fleischner
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Yes. Depends.: Oral Herpes can live in the genital region and genital herpes can live in the mouth. Depending on the couple's sexual practices, either type can be in the oral and genital regions.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: it can be tranmitted by oral sex.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Blood tests: If you and your partner get blood tests you can determine who has which type of herpes. You are likely to be surprised. Most people have hsv1 but have no symptoms. Many people have hsv2 without symptoms. If you already have the virus, you are immune from your partner's virus. They are transmitted by contact orally, genitally, sometimes by other contact.

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