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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

Saliva (Definition)

The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more


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A person has genital herpes (hsv2). His saliva enters another person's mouth through food. Will that person get genital herpes now?

A person has genital herpes (hsv2). His saliva enters another person's mouth through food. Will that person get genital herpes now?

No: Avoid genital contact. You can get a blood test for hsv2 to see if you already harbor the virus without your knowledge. If you are positive, then you will notice no difference from such contact. ...Read more

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Can group b strep trigger a herpes outbreak? Can i pass herpes through saliva with no outbreak? Have had no outbreaks for over a year or more and suddenly my husband and i got one the other night. I have no sores in or on my mouth... But did get a call to

Can group b strep trigger a herpes outbreak? Can i pass herpes through saliva with no outbreak? Have had no outbreaks for over a year or more and suddenly my husband and i got one the other night. I have no sores in or on my mouth... But did get a call to

Yes: Yes you can get or give herpes through saliva and yes it can stay dormant for years without any symptoms and individuals called carriers, a weakening immune system may cause the viruse to be active like depression or any physical illness can trigger the outbreak. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes by using your own saliva?

Can you get herpes by using your own saliva?

Herpes: Using your own saliva for what exactly? If you have herpes already, you have herpes already. I am confused. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from smoking even though it was no saliva?

Can you get herpes from smoking  even though it was no saliva?

No risk, no worries: HSV is only transmitted by direct contact with infected tissues. It is rarely if evertransmitted by intermediary objects like eating utensils, drinking glasses, cigarets, towels, etc, You won't get oral herpes unless you kiss or otherwise have contact of your lips with an infected person's infected site. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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If I have a cold sore & wipe saliva w/ my fingers on my penis to penetrate my gf, can she get genital herpes? I didn't touch the sore, just my tongue.

If I have a cold sore & wipe saliva w/ my fingers on my penis to penetrate my gf, can she get genital herpes? I didn't touch the sore, just my tongue.

Not likely: Although there is a low likelihood that you transmitted herpes to your partner, it is possible to transmit virus from a cold sore and thus transmission to your partner could result in her developing genital herpes. The herpes virus could go from your cold sore to your hand and from there to your penis. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from drops of saliva "flying" around when you're talking with someone who has an active lesion?

Can you get herpes from drops of saliva "flying" around when you're talking with someone who has an active lesion?

Herpes simplex: Although i never say never this is highly unlikely. This virus is almost wholly transmitted by direct contact. ...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