A 22-year-old female asked:
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is it possible for hsv-1(herpes 1)to show symptoms such as genital sores without prior contact with an infected individual by sexual intercourse? how?

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Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience Family Medicine
Oral contact: Normally herpes 1 is above the waise and herpes 2 is below the waist. So is someone with oral herpes1 or 2 performs oral sex on you, you may end up with the genetal herpes without intercourse.
Answered on Dec 14, 2014
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Herpes 101 continued: Hsv 1 is the most prevalent herpes virus. It infects about 75% of americans. It is mostly transmitted during childhood from family member to family member. It is not usually transmitted sexually. 90% of people infected never have sores or outbreaks and without the blood test do not know they are infected. Herpes is spread skin to skin or saliva to skin usually.
Answered on Dec 14, 2014
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