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A 18-year-old female asked:

if one person has hsv-1 (10yrs and they kiss and give hsv-1 to ther partner eventualy will both of them get hsv-2 if the have oral sex w/wo aoutbreak?

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Dr. John Tillett
Urology 22 years experience
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 the mouth.

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Atlanta, GA
A 18-year-old female asked:

If a couple both have the common hsv-1 orally will they eventually get hsv-1 or hsv-2 genitally threw oral sex with or with out a outbreak?

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Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 27 years experience
Yes possible: There is known asymptomatic hsv virus shedding through genital tracts. So it is possible to acquire hsv through any way of sex.

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