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Can you pass along genital herpes through oral sex?

Can you pass along genital herpes through oral sex?

Yes: Lesions on the vagina or penis can be transmitted. From vaginal to oral and from oral to vagina or penis. ...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


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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 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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I've been diagnosed with genital herpes, can me and my boyfriend have oral sex?If he has given it to me through oral sex can we still have vaginal sex?

I've been diagnosed with genital herpes, can me and my boyfriend have oral sex?If he has given it to me through oral sex can we still have vaginal sex?

Yes: Once you have it, you have it for life. Be tested for other stds. People who have transmitted one may have more than one. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has genital herpes, what are the chances of her passing onto me the virus if she gives me oral sex, is gh passed through saliva?

My girlfriend has genital herpes, what are the chances of her passing onto me the virus if she gives me oral sex, is gh passed through saliva?

Yes: Common question. Although the herpes virus is didactically notated as 2 separate viruses (hsv-1 and hsv-2, respectively), they are, in fact, the same virus. The -1, -2 just denotes the location. Hsv is highly contagious during it's prodromal phase and it's blister-form phase. Do not play around here, or you will get burnt. Have girlfriend get antiviral medication to keep outbreak controlled. ...Read more

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Is sex and oral sex and anal sex the only was to pass on genital herpes? Can it be passed by clothes toilets ect?

No good evidence: There is no good evidence that the herpes virus can be passed by objects such as clothing, toilets, or any other inanimate objects. All the best! ...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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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)

This is 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