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Can oral herpes be passed through regular intercourse?

Can oral herpes be passed through regular intercourse?

Absolutely: To either party from either party. It can also be transmitted by oral sex or any contact of lesions on the genitals with another persons genitals. ...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


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Could oral herpes be passed through intercourse?

Could oral herpes be passed through intercourse?

Yes: Hsv-1 ("oral herpes") can be passed through intercourse just as hsv-2 ("genital herpes") can. This distinction between the two has become clouded with the prevalence of oral sex and other uninhibited sexual acts. All the best! ...Read more

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I have HSV 1. If I perform oral sex on a woman and she becomes infected and then we have intercourse can I then get genital herpes?

No: Hsv 1 is generally considered to be the oral herpes, but as you note it can be transmitted to the genitals of your partner via oral sex. You can not infect yourself with your own herpes virus - and it can not be transmitted back to you from your partner. While your immune system is not able to rid you of the herpes virus, it is quite competent to prevent spread of the virus with-in your body. ...Read more

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How much saliva is required to pass hsv-1 oral herpes to another person?

How much saliva is required to pass hsv-1 oral herpes to another person?

Tiny amount: Oral herpes is passed along from person to person via infected saliva. The amount of saliva required is small. The herpes virus is microscopic and can be passed along through simple means such as kissing, sharing silverware or lipstick, or drinking after someone else. It can also be spread through oral sex. As you can see, it's fairly easy to transmit; almost as easy as getting a common cold. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Hsv (Definition)

HSV, or herpes simplex virus, is a virus that has two types. Type 1 causes "cold sores" or sores around the mouth, while Type ...Read more