Brownsville, TX
A 23-year-old male asked:

Can a hsv 1 partner that only has it orol give it to you gentially, even if if you did not touch or kiss her mouth just had unprotected vaginal sex?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
See below: The risk is low. It is likely that you are already infected with HSV 1 as are about 80% of adults., If she touched your genitals, she could transfer the virus that may have been on her hands. You could get a blood test now to see if you had been infected with HSV 1 in the past.
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