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Can you get genital herpes simplex 2 from someone with oral herpes simplex 1?

Can you get genital herpes simplex 2 from someone with oral herpes simplex 1?

No: But you can get herpes simplex 1 in the genital area. Most adults are already positive for hsv1. If you already have it, you will get nothing. A blood test can tell you if you need to worry. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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Is it possible to contract genital herpes simplex 2 from someone who has oral herpes simplex 1?

Is it possible to contract genital herpes simplex 2 from someone who has oral herpes simplex 1?

No, but,: You can get hsv1 in the gential area from someone with hsv1 or hsv2 in the oral area from someone with hsv2. They are 2 distinct forms of herpes virus though both respond well to the same medications often. ...Read more

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How does the transmission of genital herpes simplex 1 work?

Usually through oral: Usually follows oral sex but may occur through genital sex in an infected partner with genital herpes simplex 1. ...Read more

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I currently have an outbreak of genital herpes simplex 1 (diagnosed recently ). Do I need to be lysol wiping the toilet seat for infection control?

I currently have an outbreak of genital herpes simplex 1 (diagnosed recently ).  Do I need to be lysol wiping the toilet seat for infection control?

Here are some ...: If the toilet you have used is just for you, it's absolutely no need to disinfect.... If using public toilets, it's optional because the toilet users after you have no chance to contact your out-breaking sites with their broken-very unlikely-skin. So, the likelihood to transmit herpes virus is almost next-to-none. Clinically, I don't believe there has been a study being done to address the answer. ...Read more

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Can you get genital herpes simplex virus 2 from someone who has oral herpes 1?

Can you get genital herpes simplex virus 2 from someone who has oral herpes 1?

Yes: Oral herpes simplex virus-1, can be transmitted to the genitals via fellatio or cunnilingus, just as hsv-2 can be transmitted from person's genitals to an other person's mouth. Thus you should avoid oral sex with anyone with a sore on his or her mouth. Hsv is extremely contagious even in the absence of symptoms or visible lesions. Thus beware! ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between herpes simplex 1, herpes simplex 2 and gential herpes?

Please advise what is the difference between herpes simplex 1, herpes simplex 2 and gential herpes?

Different Viruses: Hsv 1 and 2 are 2 viruses in the same family. They cause oral 'cold sores' and genital herpes. Both viruses can cause genital herpes. ...Read more

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Can i get herpes simplex 2 on my vagina from having oral sex that has herpes simplex 1 on their mouth?

No, but,: Herpes simplex 1 & herpes simplex 2 are distinct viruses. You cannot get hsv2 from someone who only has hsv1, but you can get hsv1 in the genital area or hsv2 around the mouth. It is possible to have hsv 1 & 2 both in either the oral area or the gential area. ...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