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A 30-year-old male asked:

Had oral sex.girl had a cold sore.she put mouth on head of penis for 1 sec.didnt touch sore.i told her to stop.what is my risk of getting gen. herpes?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Slight possibility: Since was only for a few seconds. Cold sores can transmit herpes simplex. If you develop and lesions see your doctor.
Dr. Lawrence Yeung
Urology 18 years experience
Risk is low: Mother risk of contracting herpes with this contact is very low, it still is possible. The only way to tell is to see if you develop any sores.

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