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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get herpes from someone that performed oral sex on you?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Yes.: The virus is easily transmitted from oral secretions to the mucous membrane surfaces of both men and women. Not an uncommon route of acquisition of infection.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Agree w Dr. Raff: Herpes simplex 1 and 2 - can both be transmitted to both genital and oral area. Hiv may be transmitted if infected fluids (semen, vaginal secretions, blood) come in contact w inflamed tissue/ sore/ulceration in throat or mouth.

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A 22-year-old member asked:

Can u get herpes by giving oral sex?

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Dr. Adam Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Absolutely: It is spread by contact so the answer is yes.

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Last updated Dec 14, 2014

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