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A 28-year-old member asked:

my partner and i have oral hsv 1. what is the probability one could get genital hsv 1 if we refrain from oral contact during an outbreak?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Very slim: Usually oral hsvi is not shed if not having an outbreak so do not worry if you refrain form oral contact until the lesions are completely healed.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Minimal risk.: Your risk should be minimal as you and your partner will have a protective antibody to HSV 1. You will be protected from additional infection by virtue of the antibodies you already have.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Should not happen: Once you have one type of herpes, you can't get that same type again.

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