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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 28 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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