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What to do if I heard that mouth ulcers aren't contagious but can you get genital herpes from mouth ulcers if you engage in oral sex when ulcers are present?

What to do if I heard that mouth ulcers aren't contagious but can you get genital herpes from mouth ulcers if you engage in oral sex when ulcers are present?

Yes, its possible.: You can get genital herpes from oral sex if the mouth ulcers are herpetic. It is not always easy to tell if mouth lesions are herpetic. Many recurring mouth ulcers come from a herpes virus.
Oral sex when mouth lesions are present should be avoided. ...Read more

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Can you give someone genital herpes through oral sex if you don't currently have any lip sores?

Can you give someone genital herpes through oral sex if you don't currently have any lip sores?

Unlikely, but: The virus can be shedding and contagious if there are any symptoms of herpes. Just before the lesions appear, most people experience tingling or burning in the area. At that time, it is contagious. ...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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So I didn't think my boyfriend had a canker sore in his lip but that day after he gave me oral sex I got red blisters that popped and they hurt like crazy and it burns to pee.... I think I have genital herpes and I don't want my parents to find out I'm so

So I didn't think my boyfriend had a canker sore in his lip but that day after he gave me oral sex I got red blisters that popped and they hurt like crazy and it burns to pee.... I think I have genital herpes and I don't want my parents to find out I'm so

May be herpes.: You may have genital herpes. Although, it's unlikely that it would have appeared so soon (the day after) exposure (oral sex) since they is a period of time before symptoms manifest (incubation period). The average time is 4 days but may range from 2 to 12 days. You should see you doctor for an evaluation and definitely during any period when there is genital ulcers or blisters for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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If my partner doesn't have herpe sores on there mouth but have genital herpes, can I recieve oral sex from them?

If my partner doesn't have herpe sores on there mouth but have genital herpes, can I recieve oral sex from them?

Herpes: Every sexually active adult must have the herpes blood tests. Having or not having sores is now known to be meaningless in this question. One can have the infection, be contagious and not have outbreaks. Viral shedding can be a silent risk in those infected with herpes.

I would be surprised if your partner knew where they were infected with herpes, but if they do then a simple condom is prote. ...Read more

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If my partner had a genital herpes breakout and I gave her oral sex how long would it take for me to show symptoms on my mouth area?

If my partner had a genital herpes breakout and I gave her oral sex how long would it take for me to show symptoms on my mouth area?

It all depends...: It is all up to your immune system. Many people get to resist the virus and don't get infected even when they came in contact with it, others carry the virus with no symptoms for a long time (even years), and others can develop symptoms few days later after contact (3-6 days). ...Read more

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How can genital herpes 1 be spread? (mouth herpes on genitals) through oral? Sex? And does it cause pain in thighs at all? Or give prickly sensations?

How can genital herpes 1 be spread? (mouth herpes on genitals) through oral? Sex? And does it cause pain in thighs at all? Or give prickly sensations?

Genital or oral sex: Genital herpes due to HSV1 is not commonly spread at all, a lot less than HSV2. Outbreaks and asymptomatic viral shedding are infrequent. But transmission is possible by intercourse (genital to genital) or oral sex (genital to mouth). GH doesn't cause leg pain or give "prickly sensations" -- maybe rarely just before an outbreak, but never the only symptom and never lasting more than 1-2 days. ...Read more

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If my bf has hsv2 but no active sores and I performed oral sex on him am I at risk for genital herpes or oral herpes? Again he has never had an outbreak and I have no cuts on my mouth. Used mouthwash.

If my bf has hsv2 but no active sores and I performed oral sex on him am I at risk for genital herpes or oral herpes? Again he has never had an outbreak and I have no cuts on my mouth. Used mouthwash.

Theoretically: Herpes virus is shed primarily when lesions are active, but unfortunately it is possible to transmit the virus even when there is no obvious lesions present and thus you are at risk for contacting oral and vaginal infections when exposed. ...Read more

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Can you get genital herpes without having sex or oral sex, I have blister like sores but didn't have either of he above?

Can you get genital herpes without having sex or oral sex, I have blister like sores but didn't have either of he above?

Herpes: Unfortunately, herpes is very common. Up to 95% of our population has been exposed to the virus at one point in their lifetime. It is possible to develop herpes even though you haven't has sex. The virus can remain dormant for a long time before showing itself on the skin. Also, there is a possibility you may have something else. It is best if you see your doctor for a diagnosis. ...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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My boyfriend has genital herpes. Can I get genital herpes from his saliva if he performs oral sex on me?

My boyfriend has genital herpes. Can I get genital herpes from his saliva if he performs oral sex on me?

See below: You could not be infected from the virus in his genital area by his oral contact with you. But if he also ever has or had genital hsv2 or oral hsv1 cold sores you could catch either of these viruses in your genitals by oral -genital contact with him. Oral hsv 1 causes 10% of genital herpes and genital hsv2 causes 10% of oral herpes. Both can be spread when no visible lesions are present. ...Read more

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If you get cold sores, should you tell partners that you could give then genital herpes if you give them oral sex?

If you get cold sores, should you tell partners that you could give then genital herpes if you give them oral sex?

HV 1 or 2?: Oral herpes is a common infection of the mouth area. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1). There are two types of hsv, termed hsv-1 and hsv-2. See links for more information: 1) http://www. Emedicinehealth. Com/oral_herpes/article_em. Htm 2) http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000606.Htm. ...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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If I recieve oral sex, can I get genital herpes?

Yes: Herpes virus has two types. Type I is usually associated with fever blisters & type ii is usually associated with genital lesions. However, either virus may be transmitted by oral sex in either direction. ...Read more

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I had unprotected oral sex. If I do not develop any herpes symptoms after 14-21 days should I worry about genital herpes? Or should I get tested?

I had unprotected oral sex. If I do not develop any herpes symptoms after 14-21 days should I worry about genital herpes? Or should I get tested?

Misinformed?: First 90% of people who get herpes have no outbreaks. Second the only way to know if one has herpes is with a blood test. Third you are too soon to get an accurate test at two weeks. ...Read more

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If me and my partner both have genital herpes and I perform oral sex on him, can I get oral herpes if he's not having an outbreak?

A Short Short Answer: A simple question with a potentially VERY complex answer. The short short short answer is Yes...possibly. You see it depends on the virus you have, he has, and the immunity you have developed overall. But even with immunity you can get either, just less probably. Next, you can get it without lesions because the virus can be hanging out there for several days before an outbreak. That's the basics. ...Read more

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Can my husband give me oral sex when I have type 2 genital herpes without a dental dam? What are the chance he will get it that way?

They exist: The most important thing is to check for herpes blisters. If they are present, even in the most minute form, you can transmit it to him. Sometimes you can't see the lesions. Remember herpes is highly infectious. Be careful! ...Read more

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If a woman has hsv2 genital herpes and their partner gives oral sex to them while not having an outbreak what are the chances of her partner gettin?

? Percent: Not sure of a percent but absolutely yes you can transmit it to your partner. Hsv 2 can certainly cause oral infection, and just because you don't have lesions doesn't mean you aren't shedding the virus. I would advise against what he is doing for you. ...Read more

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Can virgins who have not even had oral sex get genital herpes?

Unlikely: Genital herpes is predominantly spread by contact with parts that carry the virus (oral secretions, lips, penis etc). Without sexual foreplay and contact, you won't get genital herpes.
Oral herpes can be acquired if you share drinks or liquids with someone who may have an infection and is shedding the virus
Best wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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How long can it be until a person can get genital herpes from oral sex? I've been with my partner for 5 years and just recently I was diagnosed

How long can it be until a person can get genital herpes from oral sex? I've been with my partner for 5 years and just recently I was diagnosed

Can be first time: A person with herpes can shed the virus (=be infectious) without open sores. Just need a receptive host with adequate break in immune defenses. ...Read more

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How can herpes be passed on from a woman to another woman? Is there a way to get genital herpes through oral sex if I have it and she does not?

How can herpes be passed on from a woman to another woman? Is there a way to get genital herpes through oral sex if I have it and she does not?

Depends on immunity: If immune to Herpes type 1 she should not be able to catch type 1 again, but may have outbreaks at locations where she had it originally. If immune to type 2 she should not be able to catch type 2 again, but may have outbreaks at locations where she had it originally. If NOT immune to type 1, she can catch type 1; if NOT immune to type 2, she can catch type 2; at locations where she is exposed. ...Read more

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Can you get incurable genital herpes from a cold sore through oral sex?

Can you get incurable genital herpes from a cold sore through oral sex?

Yes but not easily: Type 1 hsv which is the virus that causes oral labial herpes or cold sores- does not transmit easily to the genital area- however it is possible. Thus oral sex should be avoided if a cold sore is present. ...Read more

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My husband has hsv1 with no symptoms of cold sores, can I still get genital herpes from this through oral sex?

My husband has hsv1 with no symptoms of cold sores, can I still get genital herpes from this through oral sex?

Misinformed?: There are two separate herpes viruses. One cannot transmit a virus they do not have.
75% of adults have hsv 1 already. We now understand that 90% of those do not have outbreaks. But, viral shedding does occur and contagiousness is common even without an outbreak. Hsv 2, the 'genital' herpes, is found in 25% of humans. ...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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Genital Herpes (Definition)

A skin and mucous membrane infection of the soft tissues of the genitals, either male or female. It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex and transmitted person to person by direct contact. It produces small blister-like lesions which break down and form shallow ulcers which are ...Read more