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A 25-year-old female asked:

My bf gave me hsv1 orally onto my vagina. seeing as tho he already has this virus in his system can it cause him 2 get herpes on his genital area too?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 46 years experience
Unlikely.: It is generally thought that getting herpes a second time is much harder than getting it the first time. Studies have shown that a person with oral herpes can catch a new case of genital herpes. Other studies have shown that this is rare - but it is possible. Your BF should wear condoms, and you should both be treated with an oral antiviral (Valtrex (valacyclovir) or Famvir).
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