A member asked:

I have hsv 1 genitally that was contracted through a cold sore from oral sex. a few days ago i was kissing my boyfriend who thought he had a cut on his lip but it was an actual cold sore. what are the chances that i can also get oral hsv 1 too?

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Dr. Richard Romano answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Very likely. HSV 1 is contracted via oral contact, especially when some has a cold sore.

Answered 4/7/2021

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