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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?

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

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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If he has a cold sore on his lip, can I get genital herpes from this?

If he has a cold sore on his lip, can I get genital herpes from this?

Yes: I would refrain from oral sex until the cold sore disappears. It is possible that the sore on your partners lip is being caused by herpers simplexii which is genital herpes. My best advice is be safe during this oral outbreak. ...Read more

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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

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I got a cold sore on my lip and noticed a sore on my vagina as well. is it normal to have both outbreaks? I am diagnosed with genital herpes

I got a cold sore on my lip and noticed a sore on my vagina as well. is it normal to have both outbreaks? I am diagnosed with genital herpes

Probably coincidence: Most likely it's just a coincidence that both your herpes infections have had outbreaks at the same time. However, oral herpes outbreaks often are triggered by other viral infections (hence the names cold sore, fever blister). Genital HSV2 outbreaks usually have no obvious trigger, but it could happen that something has triggered both simultaneously. ...Read more

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If your partner has a cold sore on lip and you perform oral sex on them and then have unprotected sex what is the risk of getting genital herpes?

If your partner has a cold sore on lip and you perform oral sex on them and then have unprotected sex what is the risk of getting genital herpes?

Herpes: There is too many conflicting questions here. What is the real question? Oral herpes is not genital herpes 99% of the time. If you do not have immunity from a previous exposure to herpes you can get herpes where ever you are exposed to it. That is why we no longer use the terms 'oral' and 'genital'. As mentioned over and over here all sexually active adults need a blood test to check herpes. ...Read more

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Fingered a girl with genital herpes 2 months ago. Washed hands for 5 min right after. Noticed cold sore on lip but do have hsv1. Is it possibly hsv2?

Hard to say: Hsv 1 is more often linked to cold sores at the lip margins while hsv 2 is most often linked with genital lesions. However, both strains are occasionally found at either location. Whether or not this has anything to do with the exposure you cite is hard to say. ...Read more

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Can you give yourself genital herpes from touching your mouth than genitals even when there are NO signs and symptoms of a cold sore?

Can you give yourself genital herpes from touching your mouth than genitals even when there are NO signs and symptoms of a cold sore?

Here are some ...: Auto-inoculation of herpes is possible but very rare. Despite such likelihood, do some thing within our control, that is, personal quality lifestyle without obsession and overindulgence so to enhance personal defense immune ability and minimize cross over by timely hand washing, but not becoming compulsive. Remember contacting infective agents doesn't mean contracting it ... ...Read more

Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more