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Can A Cold Sore Appear On The Genitals
Whatre the chances are of me giving my boyfriend genital herpes HSV 1 from saliva, and my lips not touching his genitals. My cold sore was almost gone?
Hard to say: It's impossible to say what the statistical chances are of transmitting herpes with a single encounter. If you've recently had a cold sore, of course the chances are higher. But the virus can be shed even when no sore is present. It's a discussion and risk/benefit analysis that you and bf have to have with one another and make decision that feels comfortable for you. ...Read more
If you receive oral sex from someone with a cold sore, how likely are you to get it on your genitals?
Herpes simplex 1: (cold sore can be transmitted to the genital area. In the past it was thought that herpes simplex 1 was above the waist and type 2 was below the waist, but in recent years both are found both places and can be transmitted from above the waist to below the waist and vice versa. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If someone touches there cold sore and then touches your bed sheets can you get herpes on your genitals from this even though you're wearing pjs?
No: you need direct contact for HSV1 or HS2 to infect ...Read more
If someone with cold sore gives u oral sex and you get one on your genitals will you have herpes for sure ?
Hypothetically yes: The oral to genital transmission of herpes simplex virus is well known to occur. This is why it no longer useful to test for HSV-1 or HSV-2 since both can cause oral or genital outbreaks. In theory if you were to touch a newly ruptured vesicle and then immediately Touch your genitals in an area of skin breakdown small cut etc. Then transmission would be theoretically possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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