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if i recieve oral sex, can i get genital herpes?

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Yes: Herpes virus has two types. Type i is usually associated with fever blisters & type ii is usually associated with genital lesions. However, either virus may be transmitted by oral sex in either direction.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Can you pass along genital herpes through oral sex?

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Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes: Lesions on the vagina or penis can be transmitted. From vaginal to oral and from oral to vagina or penis.
A 20-year-old male asked:

Can you have oral sex with genital herpes?

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Dr. John Tillett
Urology 22 years experience
See below: You can, but you shouldn't if there is an active outbreak. Herpes can be transmitted via genital-genital, oral-genital, and oral-oral contact.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get genital herpes from oral sex?

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Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry 50 years experience
Yes: Herpes viruses are associated with mucous membranes. Usually hsv-1 is found in the oral cavity and hsv-2 is found in the genital area. But, crossover infection is becoming more common.
A 43-year-old member asked:

I'm just wondering, if you have oral sex with someone can you give them genital herpes?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
If u have active: Herpes virus in the mouth it can be transmitted to the genital region.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is genital herpes caused by oral sex with someone with herpes a permanent condition?

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Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
Pathology 58 years experience
See below: Herpes once present never goes away fortuantely the symptosms tend to lessen with time and also there are treatments that lessen the disease.

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