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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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Is it possible to get oral herpes form giving oral sex? It's been 3 months and no signs or symptoms.

Is it possible to get oral herpes form giving oral sex? It's been 3 months and no signs or symptoms.

Possible, not common: Performing oral sex on a partner with genital herpes could risk oral infection. However, it is quite uncommon. If you didn't develop symptoms (oral sores, sore throat, etc) within a few days, then probably you weren't infected. It's time to stop worrying about it! ...Read more

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Can i get genital herpes from giving oral sex to a man? Could I have passed it on to my current partner who I have unprotected sex w and i got it?

Can i get genital herpes from giving oral sex to a man? Could I have passed it on to my current partner who I have unprotected sex w and i got it?

Yes: You could pick up HSV from giving oral sex to a man with an open lesion. The HSV would be on your lip so you would eventually get a fever blister. Then if you had an open lesion on your lip you could give it to your current partner. You also could transfer the virus from your hands that touched the man with active HSV to your own genitals - it takes open skin to open skin for transmission. ...Read more

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Can u get type 2 herpes from having oral sex with someone who has type 1 herpes?

Can u get type 2 herpes from having oral sex with someone who has type 1 herpes?

If he also has Type2: One can only get type 2 herpes from another person with type 2 herpes. One cannot get type 2 from somebody who does not have type 2. So, the big question is, does he also have type 2? A visit to a primary care doctor can help figure that out, if worried. ...Read more

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Can I get herpes for oral sex?

Can I get herpes for oral sex?

Yes: Herpes (hsv) is transmitted via skin to skin contact and may be transmitted even in the absence of any visible sore or abnormality. ...Read more

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I don't receive oral sex but I give it, can I still get herpes?

I don't receive oral sex but I give it, can I still get herpes?

Herpes: 25% of americans have the std herpes known as herpes type a two. 75% have the other heroes type one. Herpes is transmitted skin to skin or skin to mouth. Or saliva to skin. So, yes, if you are not previously infected you can get herpes from an infected partner. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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If i had oral sex, can I get herpes aoutbreak a year later?

If i had oral sex, can I get herpes aoutbreak a year later?

Yes!: The "outbreak" is one you are aware of. You may have had minor subclinical outbreaks earlier. Another possibility is that there is no link! ...Read more

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I gave oral sex to a woman and I am worried about contracting herpes, hpv, warts or somthin. I heard to get something oral is rare is this true?

I gave oral sex to a woman and I am worried about contracting herpes, hpv, warts or somthin. I heard to get something oral is rare is this true?

Mostly true: Oral sex can be considered safe sex. It's not completely free of STD risk, but low risk for all STDs and zero for some. Altogether a lot safer than unprotected vaginal or anal sex. Risk is especially low for cunnilingus (oral-vaginal). Oral warts and herpes in particular are rare from oral sex. No need for testing if no symptoms (sores of lips or tongue, sore throat) in next 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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Dating girlfriend for 11 months & never caught type 1 herpes from kissing her. Just received oral sex, can I get herpes? She's never shown any signs.

Dating girlfriend for 11 months & never caught type 1 herpes from kissing her. Just received oral sex, can I get herpes? She's never shown any signs.

Wrong question: First: most people your age already have herpes type 1 but have no symptoms. Second, many people have type 2. Some have symptoms, some do not. Why are you concerned about catching herpes from this person? Does she have any symptoms? If you already have either or both types you cannot catch it because you already have it. A blood test can determine if a person has one of these viruses. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get genital herpes from oral sex?

Is it possible to get genital herpes from oral sex?

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. ...Read more

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Can you only get genital herpes from sex and oral sex?

Can you only get genital herpes from sex and oral sex?

Pretty much: Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease-so something sexual must be going on. These days, it's not like the 1950s, so sometimes HSV1 and HSV2 can get a little mixed up. (The first virus is the cold sore virus, and the second one is classically associated with genital herpes, but now the 2 can interchange a bit depending on the activity). Herpes is very infectious BTW-talk/take precautions ...Read more

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Can having hsv-1 giving oral sex causes the person receiving it have genital herpes of hsv-2? What is the chances of receiving hsv-2?

Can having hsv-1 giving oral sex causes the person receiving it have genital herpes of hsv-2? What is the chances of receiving hsv-2?

Apples and oranges: A person with apples can only give her friend apples. A person can receive oranges only from a friend who has oranges. Herpes 1 and 2 are like apples and oranges. They do not change into one another. However, herpes is called the "gift that keeps on giving" because once a person catches herpes 1 or 2, she can never get rid of it, yet she can give it to another person, and another, and another... ...Read more

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If someone with cold sore gives u oral sex and you get one on your genitals will you have herpes for sure ?

If someone with cold sore gives u oral sex and you get one on your genitals will you have herpes for sure ?

Herpes: Most people in america have oral or type one herpes. 75% by latest accounts. Your question is not the right question. You need and must get a herpes blood test so that the next steps can be mapped out. People with herpes are contagious whether they have a sore or not. ...Read more

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Can u get herpes in u mouth and throat from performing oral sex, or does it have to b cold sores on the outside?

Can u get herpes in u mouth and throat from performing oral sex, or does it have to b cold sores on the outside?

Yes: Any time there is oral sex being performed and there are legions (virus and or cold sores) on your female or male genitalia this can be transferred to your mouth and get on the inside. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone to have anal sex vaginal sex and oral sex and get herpes only in one area?

Get it in all 3 area: Getting oral herpes does not immunize one from getting it elsewhere in the body. It is good practice to have protected sex or to not interact sexually or even kiss someone with an active cold sore. Let the sore heal and the scab disappear before having "fun!". ...Read more

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