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Farmingdale, NY
A 50-year-old female asked:

If i had hsv1 outbreak on my mouth and had oral sex with husband could i have gotten genital herpes that way?

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Herpes Simplex: If you were the one with an outbreak in this scenario, the concern is that you transmit HSV to your husband, not the other way around... The chances your husband can get herpes from you due to oral sex is low, unless you have open sores in your mouth when you are performing oral sex on him.

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Last updated Aug 27, 2014

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