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Can type 1 herpes be spread sexually, other than through oral sex?

Can type 1 herpes be spread sexually, other than through oral sex?

Herpes: Yes. Herpes virus is contagious virus can be shed without any evident active lesions. In particular if vesicles are present the virus is highly contagious. The chances would be decreased if he is on suppressive therapy with an anti herpes virus medication such as valtrex (valacyclovir). ...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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6/18 I had sex with a guy with a condom 7/5 I had sex with a guy w/o a condom there was oral sex involved Who most likely spread the herpes infection?

Cant tell: You wouldn't be able to tell who you got it from without knowing if the first guy has it or not. If the first guy has herpes then it was likely him. If the first guy doesn't have it then it was most likely the second guy. The thing to take into consideration is if either of them didn't tell you before having sex with you, do you think they will be honest afterwards? Condom or not it can still happen ...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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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

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Is it possible to give a partner herpes 1, through him giving oral sex if you have never had a genital outbreak only oral?

Herpes: Hsv-1 usually causes cold sores. Hsv-2 is usually responsible for genital herpes. However, either type can cause sores in the facial area or on the genitals. You get the first episode of herpes infection from another person who has an active lesion. Shared eating utensils, razors and towels, as well as kissing, may spread hsv-1. Oral sex can spread hsv-1 to the genitals and hsv-2 to the lips. ...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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Is type 1 herpes be transmitted through oral sex? Is that something I have to live with for the rest of my life? My husband had a cold sore and we had oral sex. Now I have a sore on my genitals. I am afraid that this is something I have to live with for t

Herpes: Herpes simplex type I is usually associated with cold sores. Cold sores are common and about half of american have been infected by the virus. However, people usually only intermittently have symptoms. Herpes simplex virus type ii is more often associated with genital lesions. However, there have been some genital cases of herpes reported with herpes simplex type i. I recommend that you have the sore on your genitals evaluated by a doctor to see if it resembles a herpetic lesion. The doctor can take a small sample of the tissue to have it tested for the presence of herpes virus. ...Read more

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Can herpes be passed through oral sex?

Can herpes be passed through oral sex?

Very easily!: Which is by the term genital herpes can apply to type 1 or 2! it is another reason for chronic supressive therapy for both oral and known genital herpes, since virus can be shed without known active sores! ...Read more

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Can I transmit oral herpes through oral sex even if I am not breaking out?

Can I transmit oral herpes through oral sex even if I am not breaking out?

Yes.: Viral shedding from the skin has been documented even when there are no visible lesions. ...Read more

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Is it possible to spread the herpes virus 1 to a person who already has it, by oral sex?

Is it possible to spread the herpes virus 1 to a person who already has it, by oral sex?

No, they have it!: If another person has herpes 1, how can you give it to them. They already have it! But for others, type 1 can be genital! ...Read more

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I have genital herpes. Are sex and oral sex the only ways I can spread the virus to my husband? Or are there other precautions we should take?

I have genital herpes. Are sex and oral sex the only ways I can spread the virus to my husband? Or are there other precautions we should take?

Precautions? Yes...: You can spread the virus by any oral/genital contact. This is possible even when lesions are not present. Besides using condoms, you can help reduce the risk of transmission by taking an antiviral medication such as Valtrex (valacyclovir) everyday. ...Read more

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If most people have type 1 herpes with no outbreaks, acquired through childhood & a lot have oral sex, do most people have type 1 in genitals?

If most people have type 1 herpes with no outbreaks, acquired through childhood & a lot have oral sex, do most people have type 1 in genitals?

Strain variations: We associate type one herpes primarily with cold sores and type two with genital lesions. However, over many years we have seen either type in either location. The only way to know which type is involved is to do specific typing at a specialty lab. ...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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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

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If I have Herpes simplex virus-1 cold sore)can I pass genital herpes to my partner through oral sex even if I don't have a cold sore at the time?

If I have Herpes simplex virus-1 cold sore)can I pass genital herpes to my partner through oral sex even if I don't have a cold sore at the time?

Yes: Yes it is possible. You can potentially shed the Herpes virus even when you do not have a visible sore and this shedding can transmit the infection. ...Read more

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I don't receive oral sex but I give it, can I still get herpes?

I don't receive oral sex but I give it, can I still get herpes?

Herpes: 25% of americans have the std herpes known as herpes type a two. 75% have the other heroes type one. Herpes is transmitted skin to skin or skin to mouth. Or saliva to skin. So, yes, if you are not previously infected you can get herpes from an infected partner. ...Read more

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My boyfriends has herpes, what worries me is that he wants to have oral sex with me and I'm worried that he;ll infect this area too. Is that possible?

Herpes: The overwhelming probability is that you are already infected with this virus and therefore it is unlikely that his going down on you is going to cause further problems. But if you want to be absolutely certain and you do not yet have the virus then don't let him give you oral sex. Enjoy. ...Read more

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I think I have herpes+symptoms+on+tongue but I'm not sure, is it contagious if I kiss someone else or give oral sex?

I think I have herpes+symptoms+on+tongue but I'm not sure, is it contagious if I kiss someone else or give oral sex?

Yes it is: The herpes virus is contagious and is spread via saliva. See a doctor to be evaluated. Herpes usually last 2 weeks in duration and it is characterized by painful sores which turn into blisters. Usually these sores will present on the lower lip. ...Read more

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Are oral herpes from oral sex and ulcers/cold sores the same thing? I'm not sure if I have them, but some people are saying all cold sores/ulcers are the same thing?

Are oral herpes from oral sex and ulcers/cold sores the same thing? I'm not sure if I have them, but some people are saying all cold sores/ulcers are the same thing?

Yes: Once a upon a time there was herpes simplex type one which was the cause of oral cold sores and herpes simplex two which was the cause of genital sores. Things have become more confused as both types of herpes can infect either tissues. Most of use are exposed to herpes simplex one before age 5 and then are immune to herpes simplex one infecting our genital tissues. Ulcers are another story. ...Read more

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I've had unprotected oral sex & couple days later I'm itching around my anus & ball sack. Feels like something crawling or moving but I don't see anything. I'm thinking herpes. Any help or what should I do?

I've had unprotected oral sex & couple days later I'm itching around my anus & ball sack. Feels like something crawling or moving but I don't see anything. I'm thinking herpes. Any help or what should I do?

Pruritus ani: Sometimes pinworm. Most often fecal soiling aggravated by excessive washing. Avoid scrubbing. Wash in shower with hand only. Whenever it feels itchy or wet or irritated use a small amount of Aveeno (oatmeal) or similar lotion on bathroom paper to clean the area. Apply to clean out inside the anus. Also do this after initial wiping after a bowel movement. ...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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