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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

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Can you give yourself genital herpes from your own coldsore?

Can you give yourself genital herpes from your own coldsore?

ABSOLUTELY NOT: Are you in the circus that you can kiss yourself like that? The virus in one place provides protection in all the other places unless you have defective immunity in which case you will know it because of obvious symptoms or history. ...Read more

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Can you give yourself genital herpes when you have a coldsore if you subconsciously touch your genitals?

Herpes: First there are two herpes viruses. The herpes type one (used to be called oral) and herpes type two. (used to be called genital). To answer your question you need a blood test to tell you which type you have. Second, you cannot give yourself a new infection with the same virus. But, if you have type one and not type two if you are exposed to type two you can get this infection as well. ...Read more

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Can you give yourself genital herpes from your cold sore?

Can you give yourself genital herpes from your cold sore?

Two herpes: No. Absolutely not. First. You cannot get the same herpes virus twice or in two different locations. Second genital herpes is a different and separate virus. ...Read more

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Can you give yourself genital herpes from your own cold sore?

Technically..: Yes, you could if the sore was open and shedding the virus, and you touched the sore on your mouth and then right after touched your genitals.Although this is more of a technicality,studies show that it is becoming more common than it used to be in the last decade.I would generally avoid immediate genital contact after touching an open cold sore as a rule to be safest. ...Read more

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Can you give yourself genital herpes by touching your cold sore than genitals?

Can you give yourself genital herpes by touching your cold sore than genitals?

NO: Auto-inoculation of herpes is almost unknown. Once you are colonized, even with no symptoms, even if you never had symptoms, you are immune except in 1 nerve ganglion. So this does not happen. ...Read more

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Can you give yourself genital herpes by touching your cold sore than your genitals?

Can you give yourself genital herpes by touching your cold sore than your genitals?

Yes: both type I and Type 2 herpes can be found in the genital and the face area in recent years so it can be transmitted from the mouth area to the genital area and vice versa. ...Read more

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Can you give yourself genital herpes from touching your own cold sore than your genitals?

Can you give yourself genital herpes from touching your own cold sore than your genitals?

Hypothetically yes: The oral to genital transmission of herpes simplex virus is well known to occur. This is why it no longer useful to test for HSV-1 or HSV-2 since both can cause oral or genital outbreaks. In theory if you were to touch a newly ruptured vesicle and then immediately Touch your genitals in an area of skin breakdown small cut etc. Then transmission would be theoretically possible. ...Read more

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Hi was wondering if positive with hsv-1 can you give yourself genital herpes by accident touching mouth to genital whilst washing below ?

Hi was wondering if positive with hsv-1 can you give yourself genital herpes by accident touching mouth to genital whilst washing below 
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NO: HSV-1 is Oral herpes and can not cause "Genital herpes" by definition (It would be simply HSV-1). However, to take the flip side, if someone has genital herpes and you perform oral sex on that person, you can get Genital herpes on your lips/mouth area from the contact with the HSV-2 (genital). ...Read more

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Can you give yourself genital herpes by touching your cold sore than your genitals? Or is it rare since you already have the virus/antibodies already?

Yes: You can if you touch the liquid of blister and touch the skin of your genitals.Though the herpes type 1 usually causes cold sores it could cause genital herpes as described ...Read more

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Can you give yourself genital herpes from touching your mouth than genitals even when there are NO signs and symptoms of a cold sore?

Can you give yourself genital herpes from touching your mouth than genitals even when there are NO signs and symptoms of a cold sore?

Here are some ...: Auto-inoculation of herpes is possible but very rare. Despite such likelihood, do some thing within our control, that is, personal quality lifestyle without obsession and overindulgence so to enhance personal defense immune ability and minimize cross over by timely hand washing, but not becoming compulsive. Remember contacting infective agents doesn't mean contracting it ... ...Read more

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Is genital herpes just sexually transmitted or can you accidently give yourself genital herpes from a cold sore?

See below: Genital herpes used to be just Herpes simplex type 2. Cold sore used to be just Herpes simplex type 1. However, that is no longer the case. Either virus can appear as the genital or cold sore form. You can transfer one type to the opposite site. However, both herpes are transmissable only when you have active lesions filled with fluid (full of virus). ...Read more

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Could I give myself genital herpes?

Yes: If you have herpes virus and had a sore on your mouth that you were touching, and then touched your genital area with saliva containing the virus, transfer could occur. ...Read more

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What happens if someone knowingly gives you genital herpes?

Terrible: That sounds terrible and mean, i hope that didn't happen to you. I don't think it's prosecutable, by law, but you would have to check with a lawyer to answer that definitively. ...Read more

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How likely is someone to give someone genital herpes through oral?

Yes: Can transmit anywhere skin contact with infected skin. Remember up to 20% infected people are contagious without symptoms. ...Read more

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With genital herpes, how can a man give his wife a baby without giving her herpes?

Take antiviral meds: A fetus (unborn baby) can catch herpes from the mother before labor and delivery. Such transmission of the herpes virus is uncommon but does occur sometimes. It happens more often if the mom catches herpes for the first time while she is pregnant. Most of the newborns with herpes caught it during or soon after the birth process. The mother can take antivirals from late pregnancy through delivery. ...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