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A 46-year-old male asked:

I have gentle herpes i would like to know if getting oral sex without a condom could trigger an outbreak?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
No: In general, a person with genital herpes does not get a recurrence of his genital herpes just because he has an episode of oral sex. Genital herpes, like nongenital herpes, has a mind of its own and just pops up when it wants to pop up. If a person has frequent or bothersome recurrences, he can as his primary care doctor about medications.
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